Top 9 Best National Parks in Vietnam

The beauty of the national parks in Vietnam recommended below will make you want to have an immediate trip to these parks.

1. Nam Cat Tien National Park

Nam Cat Tien National Park is about 160km from Ho Chi Minh city, located in three provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc. In order to get to Nam Cat Tien, you travel forward the National Highway 1A to Dau Giay T-junction, turn left toward the National Highway 20 ( the way to get to Dalat), continue travel further 58km to get to Ta Lai T-junction, turn left and continue go further 24 km to Nam Cat Tien.

The park attracts tourists who like the serene feeling of natural scenery or adventurous feeling to seek peaceful place with rich flora and fauna. Coming to Nam Cat Tien, you can sleep in a tent with the price ranging from 3.53 - 8.83 USD/ tent.

Several activities that you can enjoy in Nam Cat Tien such as hard biking, visiting Ben Cu rapids, botanical garden, Bàu Sấu, Mỏ Vẹt waterfall … When visiting Nam Cat Tien Park, you should bring dark long-sleeved dresses, floppy hats, socks, flashlights, raincoats ...

2. Nui Chua National Park

Nui Chua National Park is located northeast of the Ninh Thuan province, Ninh Hai district. With an area of nearly 30,000 ha and the length of 57km, Nui Chua has a diverse system of creatures that are typical to the tropical dry forest and cannot be found in any other parts of Vietnam.  This place has a low rainfall, but it has “hanging lake” with the clear water all year-round as well as many large streams such as Lồ Ô, Đông Nha, Kiền Kiền that never run out of water.

The place where has the harmonious beauty of the forest and sea is very suitable for picnic trips. Amidst the quiet space of the pristine landscape, you will be given a great chance to immerse in the cool water, admire the romantic scenery, experience adventurous feeling on the cliffs or discover the stunning caves. If you set up tent and have camp overnight at the right time, you can also see firsthand sea turtles lay their eggs.

3. Bach Ma National Park

Bach Ma is a National Park in Thua Thien – Hue, located about 40km from Hue city. Before becoming a national park, Bach Ma used to be known for the rich biodiversity of many rare species of animals and plants.

For those who love natural scenery with the wild and peaceful beauty… then Bach Ma is really a treasure, it brings the pure beauty as a young girl of the mountain that can enchant any tourist. 
Bach Ma not only has the diversity of animals, but also has the lush vegetation with beautiful and strange flowers, all of them make a strong impression in the sight of tourists when they come here.

4. Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park is situated on the territory of three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, also Cuc Phuong was Vietnam's first nature reserve. This is a charming destination and preferred by both domestic and international tourists because of the biodiversity of species in the forest ecosystem and beautiful natural scenery.

Visiting the park, you can see rare animals as well as discover stunning caves such as Son Cung cave, Pho Ma cave… In addition, you will be given a chance to learn more about characteristics of culture of several ethnic minorities through artifacts such as stilt house, rice mortar, brocade loom… 

5. Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park is an attractive tourist destination, located near Hanoi city. If the bustling pace of modern life makes you tired, then you should have backpacking trips to enjoy the atmospheric space and peaceful scenery of jungle. Certainly it will help you to regain spirit and new energy.

Visiting Ba Vi National Park, you will be given a great opportunity to discover through lush forest, look for the wildness of natural scenery. You can discover some waterfalls hidden deep in the mountain or admire white floating clouds covering the peak of Vong Canh mountain, visit the animal conservation, watch colorful species of birds and the medicinal garden with rare plants. 

With fresh and cool climate, so the period from April to October is considered the best time to visit Ba Vi for sightseeing, camping and picnicking. Especially from mid-November to early December, you can have the chance to witness the sea of bright yellow wild sunflowers in Ba Vi National Park.

6. Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park is belonging to 5 communes, Nam Mau, Khang Ninh, Cao Thuong, Quang Khe, Cao Tri, in Ba Be district, Bac Kan province, and located about 50km from Bac Kan commune and 250km from Hanoi. This National Park is an ideal ecotourism site with exotic landscapes and biological diversity.

Coming to Ba, everyone wants to get to Ao Tien. The name "Ao Tien" was derived from the legend story of a hunter who was attracted by the charming beauty fairies having swim in the pond. Ao Tien situates at the corner of Ba Be lake, it is a small lake, located amidst the valley of the primeval forests, having underground waters between Ao Tien and Ba Be lake. This is a unique trait of Ao Tien, also it is the habitat of many species of aquatic plants, as well as other characteristics of Ba Be national park.

7. Cat Ba National Park   

Cat Ba National Park is an attractive ecological tourist site and especially preferred by those who love adventure tours. With the spectacular natural landscapes, rolling mountains and the rich forest ecosystems, Cat Ba National Park is recognized by UNESCO as the world biosphere reserve.

Coming to Cat Ba National Park, you will have a chance to participate in outdoor activities to discover nature such as trekking, observing the primates, bird watching, animal watching at night, bathing on the pristine beaches, or fishing…

8. Tram Chim National Park

 Tram Chim National Park is the home of several rare birds, especially the sarus crane, a famous species in the world. It promises to be an attractive destination on the way of discovering the western area of Vietnam. Tourists coming here will be relaxed while watching species of birds and gentle natural scenery.

The period from August to November (Lunar calendar) is the main tourist season in Tram Chim National Park. You not only admire the lush wetlands dotted with lotus pink and nymphaea rubra, but also enjoy special cuisine of the Western area such as grilled snakehead fish covered in young lotus leaves.

9. Chu Yang Sin National Park

  Chu Yang Sin National Park is situated on the territory of two districts: Lắk district and Krông Bông district, in Dak Lak province, far way 60 km to the east of Buon Ma Thuot City. If you want to find a charming ecotourism site, then Chu Yang Sin National Park would be a perfect choice.

Mountain biking, sightseeing pine forest, learning about wild birds or sailing dugout on the river, organizing picnic party are great experiences that you shouldn’t miss here.

• Not only Vietnam, travel to Bagan (Myanmar) is also a nice experience you should try. Consider our recommended tours in Bagan to discover many interesting things to do here, such as Thatbyinnyu temple Bagan

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