Exploring nature has become increasingly popular in tourism, especially among the younger generation. Escaping to destinations blessed with untouched natural beauty offers a rejuvenating break from busy work lives and a chance to recharge. Opting for locations abundant in wilderness and clean air is truly a fantastic decision. Come along with DirectFlights as we delve into our blog, uncovering Vietnam’s renowned national parks and gathering enriching travel insights for your upcoming journeys!

Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc National Park not only preserves ancient forests but also boasts a diverse ecosystem including mangroves, melaleuca forests, secondary forests, and rocky mountain habitats where many rare species are conserved. The natural landscape here combines various terrains such as mountains, forests, rivers, and streams.

The flora in Phu Quoc National Park is extremely diverse, with multiple layers of vegetation. It features long-standing precious trees like ironwood, melaleuca, cinnamon, and bullet wood. Additionally, rare species like Ai Lan leaves and the red-tongued Dendrobium orchid have been recorded here for the first time in Vietnam.

Thanks to its diverse flora, the park’s animal system is also rich with over 30 different mammal species, 50 reptile species, and 200 bird species. Through surveys and studies, Phu Quoc National Park is home to indigenous rare animals such as flying foxes, wild pigs, and monkeys, including 5 mammal species, 9 reptile species, and 4 bird species listed in the Red Book (including wolves, langurs, and gibbons).

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha – Ke Bang is the most famous national park internationally, a place that nature lovers and geology enthusiasts cannot miss. It boasts 15 types of landscapes with 10 significant vegetation types. Dense, evergreen forests cover 93.5% of the area, of which over 90% is pristine tropical rainforest on typical limestone mountains that are rare and mostly untouched.

The cave system in Phong Nha – Ke Bang was formed by geological processes within the limestone mountains of Ke Bang. Specifically, the karst formations of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park were formed 400 million years ago, during the Paleozoic era, making them the oldest karst formations in Asia. Through significant geological periods, movements like faults, folds, and terraces have continuously created clusters of mountains and valleys due to uplift movements and sediment basins, which serve as the cause of the park’s diverse terrain, geological structure, hydrological network, and fascinating biodiversity. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is suitable for all types of tourists and families alike. You can choose day tours to explore the caves or thoroughly investigate deeper expeditions to conquer the larger and deeper caves.

Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park is located in the Ba Vi mountain range, in Ba Vi district, Hanoi City, and Hoa Binh City, Hoa Binh Province, covering an area of 10,814.6 hectares. It is 15 km from Son Tay, Hanoi, and 50 km west of the city center of Hanoi.

Ba Vi is renowned for its diverse ecosystems and beautiful landscapes, with a cool climate. The national park lies along the northeast-southwest direction of the Ba Vi mountain range, with Mount Vua standing at 1,296 meters, Mount Tan Vien at 1,227 meters, and Mount Ngoc Hoa at 1,131 meters. The area of Ba Vi National Park is a dormant volcanic mountain, with its last activity occurring nearly 200 million years ago.

In terms of wildlife, there are 45 mammal species, 115 bird species, 61 reptile species, and 27 amphibian species, including many rare species listed in the Vietnam Red Data Book and globally, such as white pheasant, monkeys, leopards, bears, flying squirrels, and more. Currently, over 1,000 plant species are known, including around 200 medicinal plant species.

Nam Cat Tien National Park

Nam Cat Tien National Park (also known as Nam Cat Tien Tourist Area) is a lush green land with an incredibly diverse flora and fauna system. It is recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve with hundreds of rare animal species listed in the Vietnam Red Data Book.

Moreover, the vegetation here is extremely diverse with ancient forest systems comprising pine trees, cajeput trees, and banyans, among others, towering with lush green canopies brimming with vitality.

You can comfortably enjoy and explore this area from December to May due to its pleasant mild climate. During this time, the weather in Nam Cat Tien National Park is dry with minimal rainfall, making it ideal for cycling through the forest.

Bach Ma National Park

Bach Ma National Park is located in Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province, 40 km from Hue City and 65 km from Da Nang. It is part of the Northern Truong Son Range, with many mountain ranges exceeding 1,000 meters in height running east to west.

Bach Ma National Park covers a total area of nearly 37,500 hectares, consisting of a large pristine forest with 2,373 plant species and 1,715 diverse animal species, including many rare species listed in the Vietnam Red Data Book.

According to local accounts, Bach Ma National Park was discovered and explored by French engineer M. Girard in 1932, becoming a famous resort area from 1945 onwards.

The weather in Bach Ma National Park is distinctly divided into two seasons: dry and rainy. Based on the travel experience of many people, the ideal time to visit is during the dry season from December to April each year when the climate is cool and dry, ideal for trekking, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park is located in Ba Be district, Bac Kan province, stretching across five communes: Quang Khe, Khang Ninh, Cao Tri, Cao Thuong, and Nam Mau. It is known as the “precious gem of Bac Kan mountainous forests,” famous for its beautiful landscapes, especially Ba Be Lake—one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in Vietnam and the world.

Ba Be National Park boasts a diverse ecosystem with over 1,000 plant species and 80 rare animal species. Besides its biological diversity, this national park also attracts tourists with its dreamy and rarely found beauty. Currently, Ba Be is developing various forms of tourism, promising unforgettable experiences for visitors.

Ba Be National Park is surrounded by primeval forests and rocky mountains, enjoying a cool climate throughout the year. Therefore, the best time to visit Ba Be National Park is during the summer months.

After reading this blog, have you felt the incredible richness of Vietnam’s nature? Imagine immersing yourself in nature, cycling through forests to watch free-roaming peacocks, playing with butterflies, trekking through ancient forests, and enjoying swimming in crystal-clear streams. Just imagining it is already exciting, right? Are you ready to visit this beautiful country of Vietnam? Contact us today to organize a special tour just for you. We guarantee to provide you with a comprehensive and worry-free travel experience.

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