VIETNAM NATIONAL PARKS - HOME OF FAUNA AND FLORA

The typical tropical climate has endowed nature in Vietnam with majestic forests and immensely diverse flora and fauna, which has paved the way for the creation of numerous beautiful and renowned national parks in Vietnam. In particular, this place almost retains the pristine beauty and inherent living environment without the influence of humans or industrialization.

Table Contents
  • 1 - Ba Be National Park Vietnam
  • 2 - Cat Ba National Park 
  • 3 - Cuc Phuong National Park
  • 4 - Ba Vi National Park
  • 5 - Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park
  • 6 - Bach Ma National Park in Vietnam central 
  • 7 - Nui Chua National Park
  • 8 - Cat Tien National Park
  • 9 - Con Dao National Park
  • 10 - Phu Quoc National Park
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National parks in Vietnam
Source: Lotussia

Below is a list of Top 10 major national parks in Vietnam, possessing the most diverse and rich flora and fauna. Guests can refer to and choose for themselves a suitable destination for their journey .

1 - Ba Be National Park Vietnam

Ba Be National Park Vietnam

Ba Be National Park (Source: Mrlinhadventure)

- Ba Be National Park is known to be home to 600 tree species, 65 species of mammals, 214 species of birds. 46 species of reptiles and 87 species of fish. In which, many are listed in the Red Data Book that need to be preserved. The most prominent is civet, black langur, acacia, etc. The total area of the national park is up to 7,610 hectares.
- Location: covering over 05 communes: Khang Ninh, Nam Mau, Quang Khe, Cao Thuong, Cao Tri - Ba Be district - Bac Kan province.
- Ticket price: 46,000 VND / person (~ $2)
Visiting Hua Ma cave: 25,000 VND/person (~ $1.1)
Boat tour: from 200,000 - 800,000 VND/person (~ $8.6 - 35), varying depending on the trip.
-Ranking: On September 27, 2012, Ba Be National Park was officially ranked as "a special national monument" by Decision No. 1419 / QD-TT.

2 - Cat Ba National Park 

With a total area of 17,362.96 ha, this is one of the best and largest Vietnam national parks which is home to 1,585 plants and 343 species of animals. Specifically, there are numerous valuable wood species such as: chukrasia tabularis, peltophorum tonkinensis, fagraea fragrans, uvaria tonkinensis, etc.,  and many rare animal species such as: Cat Ba langur or White-headed langur. In particular, Cat Ba National Park has an area of sea surface up to 6,450.65ha, equivalent to 37% of the area.
- Location: Cat Ba National Park is about 30 nautical miles from Hai Phong city to the East, bordering Gia Luan commune to the north, Cat Ba centre to the south, and HaLong Bay to the east.
- Ticket price: 400,000 VND/person (~ $17). Tourists will pay an additional expense of about 200,000 VND/person (~ $8.6) to travel from the town center to the national park. 
- Ranking: Cat Ba National Park was included in the World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

3 - Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong national park in Vietnam

Cuc Phuong National Park (Source: Asiaeyestravel)

Cuc Phuong National Park, the first national park in Vietnam, was officially opened and has an area of 22,200 ha. This  is the habitat of 1,588 species of plants where Ho Cuc Phuong Ho, Mua Cuc Phuong and Cui Cuc Phuong are 03 endemic plant species only growing in Cuc Phuong National Park. It is also home to 97 species of mammals, 137 species of birds, 46 species of amphibians, 76 species of reptiles, 11 species of fish and thousands of insects. This is also where ecotourism sites, amusement centers  and cultural - historical research centers are located.
- Location: about 11,350ha of the national park is in Ninh Binh province and 5,850ha is in Thanh Hoa province and 5,000ha is in Hoa Binh province.
- Ticket price:
Adults: 60,000 VND/person/time (~ $2.6)
Children: 10,000 VND/child/time (~ $0.5)
- Ranking: UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, ASEAN Heritage Park or Ramsar Site - Wetlands Convention of International Importance.

4 - Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park, about 50km from the center of Hanoi city, is one of the best destinations in list of 10 fantastic national parks Vietnam near Hanoi that attracts thousands of tourists each year. With a total area of 10,814.6 ha, the place  is home to 1,000 species of plants with more than 200 kinds of valuable medicinal plants chukrasia tabularis, peltophorum tonkinensis, fagraea fragrans, uvaria tonkinensis, etc. At the same time, it is home to 45 species of animals, 61 species of reptiles, 115 species of birds and 27 species of amphibians. The types of animals in the Vietnam Red Book at the national park such as monkeys, leopards, bears, flying squirrels or white pheasants, etc.
- Location: Ba Vi National Park is located in Ba Vi district - Hanoi and Luong Son & Ky Son district - Hoa Binh.
- Ticket price: 60,000 VND/person/time (~ $2.6)
- Ranking: officially recognized as Vietnam National Park in 1991.

5 - Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

Vietnam national parks caves

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (Source: Lonelyplanet)

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park is the biggest Vietnam national parks caves system that has a total core area of 85,754ha and a buffer area of 195,400ha, belonging to the limestone karst area of 200,000ha. This is home to 03 species of orchid: spiral orchid, green comedy, spotted orchid and 1,320 new plant species.
- Location: Phong Nha Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province
- Ticket price:
Adults: 150,000 VND/person/time (~ $6.4)
Children: 80,000 VND/time/person (~ $3.5)
Children <1m: Free admission ticket
- Ranking: In 2003, Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park was officially recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage.

6 - Bach Ma National Park in Vietnam central 

With a total area of up to 22,030ha, Bach Ma National Park is home to more than 2,147 species of plants, including rare and valuable woods such as frankincense, dacrydium elatum, and 1,493 species of mammals including some animals that are only available in Vietnam such as saola. There are waterfalls that cast vertically from a height of 300m, which is extremely unique.
Location: Phu Loc district and Nam Dong district of Thua Thien Hue province.
- Location: 20,000 - 40,000 VND/person/way (~ $0.86 - 1.72). In addition, if you travel in groups and would like to rent a 12-seat car to travel from the foot of the mountain to the top of Bach Ma mountain, the cost is about 900,000 VND/way (~ $38.8).
- Ranking: National-level Flora and Fauna Conservation Area.

7 - Nui Chua National Park

Nui Chua National Park in Vietnam

Nui Chua National Park (Source: Gavin White)

Nui Chua National Park in Vietnam has an area of 29,865ha where a variety of soils converge, from faded soil on Magma Acid rocks and sand; Dry yellow brown gray soil; Red yellow soil on Magma Acid; Sandy soil, alluvial soil; Eroded soil; etc. Due to the diverse soil types and different elevations, the place also possesses extremely diverse flora and fauna.
- Location: Ninh Hai district, Ninh Thuan province
- Entrance fee: Free 
- Ranking: National-level flora and fauna conservation area

8 - Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park is one of the most special places of all where 10% of the area is farm; 40% of the area is bamboo forest and 50% of the area is green forest. In particular, the place is also the habitat of hundreds of rare and beautiful orchid species and is inhabited by the Ma and S'tie ethnic minorities. The area is 71,920ha.
- Location: Located in 03 provinces of Lam Dong, Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc
- Ticket price: 60,000 VND/person/time (~ $2.6)
- Ranking: In 2001, Cat Tien National Park was ranked by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve site of the world (No. 411).

9 - Con Dao National Park

Con Dao National Park in Vietnam includes two main parts: a sea area of 9,000 ha and a land area of 6,043 ha. The ecosystem is diverse with 1,321 marine species listed, 144 species of animals and 882 different plant species. Specifically, there are various kinds of rare and precious animals and plants such as: chukrasia tabularis; manilkara hexandra; green turtles; dugong dugon; etc.
- Location: Con Dao district, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province
- Ticket price:
Adults: 60,000 VND/person/time (~ $2.6)
Pupils: 10,000 VND/person/time (~ $0.5)
Students: 20,000 VND/person/time (~ $0.86)
-Ranking: National-level flora and fauna conservation area was established on March 314, 1993

10 - Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc national parks of Vietnam

Phu Quoc National Park (Source: Dusitjourney)

​​Phu Quoc National Park has a total area of 31,422 ha with the function of protecting the ecology of tropical forests, islands, and rare and precious fauna and flora genes. At the same time, it strengthens national security and defense. This is home to 929 species of plants; 108 species of coral, 125 species of fish living in the coral reefs; 62 species of seaweed and 32 species of echinoderms.
- Location: Ganh Dau, Cua Can and Ham Rong mountain, Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang province.
- Ticket price: Free
- Ranking: National-level flora and fauna
Vietnam has a clearly divided North-Central-South weather pattern, creating many types of climate, suitable for the growth and development of many different types of flora and fauna. If you are a fan of nature and are passionate about experiencing and exploring things, the Top 10 national parks of Vietnam above are a very attractive suggestion.

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