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Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh, Nho Quan

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#6 of 16 in Parks in Ninh Binh Province
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Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh aims to contribute to ending bear farming in Vietnam, and provide a haven for bears--whether confiscated or voluntarily given up by their owners--where they will be cared for properly. Parallel with rescuing and rehabilitating former bile bears all across Vietnam, the sanctuary has been carrying out continuous education programs for the younger generation to enhance their awareness of animal welfare, nature protection and biodiversity conservation. There is also a shop to sell environmentally and locally produced souvenirs, as well as a bistro overlooking the tranquil sanctuary serving tasty vegan/vegetarian dishes made from fresh, locally grown ingredients. All of the income will go directly towards taking care of bears. Free entrance, Wi-Fi, and parking for everyone. Please check the website for accurate opening dates and times and other important details. (text supplied by listing owner/manager). A visit to Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nho Quan online itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh reviews

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  • You can pay 50,000 for entry to just the skywalk or 150,000 for this plus a guide. Highly recommend taking the guide - it only takes an hour or so and they are really passionate about their work and.....  more
    You can pay 50,000 for entry to just the skywalk or 150,000 for this plus a guide. Highly recommend taking the guide - it only takes an hour or so and they are really passionate about their work and.....  more »
  • Such a wonderful day out at a beautiful and quiet location. The Ninh Binh bear sanctuary rescues Asian Black Bears from captivity, illegal trade and bile farming. There are currently 46 bears here... 
    Such a wonderful day out at a beautiful and quiet location. The Ninh Binh bear sanctuary rescues Asian Black Bears from captivity, illegal trade and bile farming. There are currently 46 bears here...  more »
  • A must visit when going to Ninh Binh! I’m so glad we made the journey a little further out from where we were staying to visit this place. Our guide was SO passionate about the bears and rescuing... 
    A must visit when going to Ninh Binh! I’m so glad we made the journey a little further out from where we were staying to visit this place. Our guide was SO passionate about the bears and rescuing...  more »
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  • We had a lovely experience at this bear sanctuary. There are loads of infographics about bears in general and why bears have been poached in Asia, and the guided tour was also extremely interesting. The bear enclosures are very large and the bears look very happy. The sanctuary as a whole seems to be run extremely professionally, and your money is well spent here supporting these bears. Additionally, we had a vegetarian lunch here and it was absolutely delicious and seriously cheap. Great experience!
  • Me and my boyfriend just visited and it was amazing! I was trying to contact them in advance to book a guided tour but I sent my message after they were closed. In the morning I was worried I didn’t book the tour soon enough but they replied right away and said I was set for a guided tour today! We walked through the sanctuary and learned all about the sad history of the bears. Our guide was very clear and informative. We saw quite a few bears playing and eating! Then we had free time on the skywalk to read and watch all the bears from above. I recommend doing the guided tour so you can learn and ask all your questions and see the bears from the ground, and since it included the skywalk tour anyways why not. Plus, all the proceeds go 100% to taking care of the bears! We took a private car from our homestay in Trang An and it was so worth it. The best times to see the bears are from 9-10am, 1-2pm, and 4-5pm because this is when they are being fed throughout the sanctuary. The restaurant also had great food! Make sure to get the passion smoothie, it was huge and delicious. Hope this helps more people visit :)
  • Such a lovely place, my guide was knowledgeable and passionate and the bears are so well cared for. Wish more people knew about this sanctuary!
  • This is a well organized bear sanctuary. You can go there and get guided tours. Our guide spoke really good english and told us a lot about what they do and how they rescue the bears. She showed us their kitchen, their little workshop to design toys and hammocks for the bears and the different enclosures. Afterwards you can walk the skywalk to watch the bears from above and you can have a look in their lovely souvenir shop. We had an awesome time there and would highly recommend a visit.
  • Extraordinary experience! We learnt so much from our guide, who spoke excellent English, about the sad past of the 47 moon bears that live on the 10 hectare property. We have visited many sanctuaries across the world and this was by far one of the best. You can tell just how much the staff of the sanctuary truly care for the bears, and how important it is to make the remaining time they have on earth be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The bears all have large areas to roam, and they are currently building more enclosures for the future. As a sad as it is that Chinese traditions have caused this need for bears to be kept in captivity, this is truly the best case scenario for them to prevent them from enduring further harm from bear bile extraction farms. I highly recommend anyone wanting to learn more about these lovely creatures, and support a very worthwhile cause to stop by. Get a guided tour and walk around the property, followed by a venture down the skywalk to get a panoramic view of the property.

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