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List of 10 amazing national parks in Vietnam that make your trip more interesting

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National Parks in Vietnam will take you by surprise as you discover the biodiversity of the country. Explore the top 10 national parks in Vietnam.

National Parks in Vietnam will take you by surprise as you discover the natural beauty and the biodiversity of the country. While traveling North to South, you’ll notice significant changes in the landscapes. If you’re keen on exploring the wildlife of Vietnam, check out these top 10 amazing national parks that our country has to offer.

National Parks in Vietnam: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park never fails to impress visitors with its mammoth caves, thick forests and powerful rivers. Here you can find some of the largest caves in the world. Apart caving experience, there are a wide range of activities for you to take part in such as hiking, cycling or kayaking.

If you’re planning to visit this national park, the best time is March and April. It’s when the vegetation is at its peak development. You may also want to avoid the rainy season, which lasts October to November.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is the world heritage site recognized by UNESCO

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is the world heritage site recognized by UNESCO (Source: Collected)

Phu Quoc National Park

Considered the pearl island of Vietnam, Phu Quoc is also a not-to-be-missed national park. This island has more than 200 species of fauna and over 1000 species of flora. Phu Quoc National Park also boasts old-growth forests, which houses tall dipterocarp trees that can reach over 100ft.

Ba Be National Park

The subtropical Ba Be National Park features bat caves, beautiful waterfalls which are hidden in a vast and dense forest. Here you can also see the one and only Ba Be Lake, which is famous for its tranquill currents. This lake is a perfect place for you to enjoy fishing sessions, have a swim or go on boat trips.

Exploring the landscapes by bicycle or hiking through the jungles. Visitors can also experience the locals lifestyle by staying overnight at Tay people’s stilt houses. It’s possible to visit Ba Be National Park at any time you want, even in the chilly winters. However, beware of the occasional storms that can affect your trip July to October.

Ba Be is one of the best national parks in Vietnam

Ba Be is one of the best national parks in Vietnam (Source: Collected)

Nui Chua National Park

Located on the Annamite Mountains to the east side, Nui Chua National Park is mostly approached by motorbike. While exploring this semi-arid park, you’ll notice flocks of birds and bats in the skies or primates along the hillsides. The shoreline is the habitat of endangered turtle species.

National Parks in Vietnam: Cuc Phuong National Park

Known as the oldest national park in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong is where you can find hundreds of prehistoric caves, millennia-old trees or a wide range of botanical gardens. Moreover, Cuc Phuong National Park is also home to two animal sanctuaries: the Turtle Conservation Centre and The Endangered Primate Rescue Centre.

Once you step foot Cuc Phuong National Park, you’ll never get bored of kayaking, trekking and exploring the wildlife. Have a rest overnight at the stilt houses owned by the Muong ethnic minority. Visiting Cuc Phuong in April and May might be exhausting due to the butterflies and high temperatures, but you’ll get a chance to admire splendid sights. The weather can be quite cold during the months of December and January.

Cuc Phuong National Park - one of the oldest national parks in Vietnam

Cuc Phuong National Park - one of the oldest national parks in Vietnam (Source: Collected)

Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba attracts more and more adventure lovers all over the world every year. The national park of Cat Ba boasts stunning beaches and landscapes. Challenge yourself by hiking over the mountain and reach an isolated village called Viet Hai.

Trek through the national park on foot to test your legs and admire the scenic beauty the mountain peaks. There might be some curious animals along the way, among which the endangered primate White-headed Langur. Visiting Cat Ba September to November is the best option, although you might encounter occasional storms. Avoid the months of May to July, as the temperatures can be soaring.

National Parks in Vietnam: Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park is a true treasure trove for nature and adventure lovers. There’s a wide range of activities to make your trip more exciting, such as the jungle treks through Cat Then, boating or cycling tours to discover the local wildlife. This national park is home to a myriad species of tropical birds, snakes, bats, crocodiles and bears. During a night safari, you may also get a chance to see many colorful insects and reptiles.

Dry season (December to July) is the ideal period of time to go on a trip to Cat Tien National Park. If you choose any other times during the year, expect the heavy rain to occur.

Cat Tien National Park is a true treasure trove for nature and adventure lovers

Cat Tien National Park is a true treasure trove for nature and adventure lovers (Source: Collected)

YoK Don National Park

YoK Don is not only among the largest national parks that Vietnam has to offer but also where you can find some of the last remaining wild leopards and elephants in the country. Exploring this park will make you feel like a true adventurer as it’s rarely visited by travelers. Trek through off-the-beaten-path dry forests and discover the wilderness of the park.

Bach Ma National Park

Go on a two-hour trip to the west of Hue Imperial capital to reach Bach Ma National Park. Here, the French colonial villas are now turned beautiful guesthouses. Follow the hiking trails and you can encounter some waterfalls and rock pools along the way.

Con Dao National Park

Con Dao is a famous archipelago of green that is out the rapid growth of Vietnam. Con Dao National Park is situated on the main island, which is called Con Son. This is where you can enjoy the true magnificence of nature with the white-sand beaches and untouched coral reefs.

Enjoy the true magnificence of nature at Con Dao National Park

Enjoy the true magnificence of nature at Con Dao National Park (Source: Collected)

Above are the 10 most famous National Parks in Vietnam. If you want to visit these places, Sao La Tours can help you arrange a detailed trip start to finish. Give us a call anytime you want!

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