Online Reservations

Home » Travel News

Visiting the first National Park of Vietnam

Located 140 km South of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong is the first National Park of Vietnam established in 1962. The botanical richness of the forest is impressive as it supports a wide variety of flora species and patches of primeval forest, including ancient trees with thick clusters of roots, parasitic plants and ligneous creepers.

    This Park is about 70km from the coast and covers an area about 25km long and 11km wide, spanning the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa. 


    Some tree species have been introduced from Burma, India, and Borneo. Varieties include thousand-year dracontomelum and parashorea trees which can be visited in a one or two hour hike. Coral, vanilla, snow-white, and butterfly orchids are also easily spotted. Large mammals inhabit the park including panthers and bears, but rarely appear. Often seen are monkeys, gibbons, flying squirrels and pheasants. There are also over 120 species of birds and many varieties of beetles living in the park. In April and May swarms of butterflies arrice. At night, million of cicadas create a deafening din, and million of fireflies flicker about.

    Lying in a limestone area, Cuc Phuong includes numerous caves. At "Nguoi Xua" (Cave of Early Man), two ancient tombs have been discovered, along with Neolithic remains and evidence of stone implements; there have been similar finds at Trang Khuyet (Crescent Moon), Thanh Minh, and Con Mong Caves. Hang Dan Cave is known for its bat population.

    Hiking in Cuc Phuong follows kilometers of trails and passes through old-growth forests, caves, waterfalls and streams. Trekking here also offers opportunities to visit with the Muong ethnic communities living in the park.


Read more Travel News

Tam Cung - a magnificen tgrotto in Ha Long Bay

Situated in the centre of Halong Bay, the Tam Cung grotto is divided into three parts; after threading the stone cracks, you find the first chamber. Many...

Read more

The beauty of Muong Nhe Natural Reserve Area

Muong Nhe Natural Reserve Area located in Muong Nhe district, Dien Bien province , is over 700km from Ha Noi capital of Vietnam. Looking down from the top,...

Read more

Binh Chau Hot Spring - Baria Vungtau province

Away 150km from Ho Chi Minh City, the Baria Vungtau Province has many advantages of potential marine travel , the South-Eastern supernatural land region...

Read more

Ia Nhi Waterfall, a sleeping beauty in the jungle

The waterfall is 12 meters high, making for a spectacular view of a white water stream with its thunderous sound. There is a round-shaped pond beneath where...

Read more

The Vietnamese Girl in Popular Poems

The Vietnamese girl never complaints about the condition and the role a Confucian society has assigned to her since the dawn of time. From her young age,...

Read more

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda worships a Buddhist Monk of the Ly Dynasty (the 10th - 12th centuries). This Monk, whose full name was Nguyen Chi Thanh, was born on 1066...

Read more
Close