At the World Travel Awards 2022, held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 7, Cuc Phuong National Park was awarded the title of “Asia’s Leading National Park” for the fourth consecutive year.
Cuc Phuong National Park is located in the heart of the Tam Diep mountain range, 120 km south of the capital Hanoi. The first national park in Vietnam has a total area of 22,408 hectares and is located on the territory of the three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa. Cuc Phuong also preserves the unique limestone forest ecosystem with the most biodiversity in Vietnam. With typical tropical rainforest flora, lush four-season trees including many giant trees a few hundred to thousand years old, a few meters in diameter, 40-50 m tall. Cuc Phuong is also home to hundreds of wildlife species and thousands of insects.
Cuc Phuong also preserves the unique limestone forest ecosystem with the most biodiversity in Vietnam.
In terms of biodiversity with characteristics of tropical rainforest, Cuc Phuong has extremely rich and diverse flora and fauna with 2,234 species of higher plants and mosses, including 433 species of medicinal plants and 229 species of plants. Edible plants, many species are listed in the Red Book of Vietnam.
Cuc Phuong is also a famous animal protection and rescue center in Vietnam.
In terms of animals, there are 122 species of reptiles and amphibians, 66 species of fish, almost 2,000 species of insects, 135 species of mammals – especially the langur, a very beautiful and rare primate chosen as a symbol of Vietnam. Cuc Phuong National Park. In addition, there are 336 resident bird species, particularly many species endemic to Vietnam and Indochina, making Cuc Phuong a prime spot for bird watchers. Scenery and Archeology Cuc Phuong also has many famous beautiful caves like: Son Cung Cave, Pho Ma Giang Cave… In particular, there are some caves that still contain traces of prehistoric people 7,500 – 12,000 years ago. Hang Dang, also known as Nguoi Co Cave, Moong Con Cave. In 2000, Cuc Phuong discovered the backbone fossils of saber-toothed reptiles that lived around 200 to 230 million years ago.
One of the primates in Cuc Phuong National Park.
Since ancient times, Cuc Phuong has been the dwelling and living space of the Muong community, with unique and distinctive cultural features that are sticky houses on stilts, terraced fields, mortars for pounding highland rice, and looms. Cam… The most unique are the festivals. , customs and lifestyle of the community that visitors can feel during their visit to the village.
The peaceful village of Muong community.
Tourism Late April to late May is the time when butterflies appear crowded in Cuc Phuong National Park (Ninh Binh), attracting tourists to visit and admire them. Cuc Phuong has built many hiking routes in the jungle, with different contents and times. Camping, overnight stay in the forest, climbing to Ngoc Son Nature Reserve, Pu Luong Nature Reserve are attractive routes that many tourists are interested in. Ecotourism with community participation is an important solution that helps improve people’s lives. By spending a day or two in Muong Village, visitors have helped generate income for the local population and support conservation work.
Cycling, hiking in jungle are very interesting activities in Cuc Phuong.
Night time wildlife viewing is an interesting activity, visitors have a chance to see some wildlife such as Cuc Phuong is one of the regions with the most diverse bird fauna, particularly with many species endemic to Vietnam and Indochina. Therefore, Cuc Phuong has become a must-see for scientists and bird watchers. Cuc Phuong is also a famous animal protection and rescue center in Vietnam. There are still many interesting things waiting to be discovered by you.
Sapa tourism is the most beautiful season Sapa is in the most beautiful season of the year with golden terrace fields, light wave layers…
Source: INN NEW YORK CITY