Cuc Phuong National Park – A destination of nature and wildlife

For many years, Cuc Phuong National Park has always been an eco-tourism destination attracting many domestic and foreign tourists.

With rich natural resources and high biodiversity, Cuc Phuong National Park has great potential for tourism development.

In order to promote the values ​​of that potential resource, the Management Board of Cuc Phuong National Park has had many solutions and orientations in tourism development based on a sustainable development framework with three core components: environment, culture, society, and economy.

The main gate of the Cuc Phuong National Park

120km south of Hanoi capital, deep in the heart of Tam Diep mountain range, Cuc Phuong National Park is located in the territory of 3 provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa with an area of ​​22,408ha.

Established on July 7, 1962, under Decision 72-TTG of the Prime Minister, Cuc Phuong became the first National Park and also the first nature conservation unit in Vietnam.

With many advantages of the natural landscape, diversity of ecosystems, and historical and cultural values, Cuc Phuong has long become a famous and attractive eco-tourism destination.

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Flora

Cuc Phuong is characterized by tropical rainforests, green all year round.

With a small area of less than 1,500 of the country’s area, 2,234 species of plants have been discovered; accounting for 17.27% of the total plant species of Vietnam. Stepping into the primitive old forest of Cuc Phuong, people feel stunned and small when entering the unspoiled, green, majestic, and enduring world.

Ashoka flower – The typical flowers of Cuc Phuong National Park

Dozens of people hug the perimeter of the thousand-year-old giant trees, 45m to 75m high, living quietly before storms, sun and rain, but become giant. In order to stand, they must have huge roots, the part that sinks deep underground, the part that stands up like a wall, running for tens of meters.

Fauna

Not inferior to the plant world, the fauna of Cuc Phuong is also very diverse and rich. According to the latest census data, Cuc Phuong has 135 species of mammals, 336 species of birds, 122 species of reptiles and amphibians, 66 species of fish, and nearly 2000 species of insects.

Some pangolin species have been listed in the red book by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as endangered species

Among the mammal species in Cuc Phuong, many species have been classified as rare; such as leopards, fire leopards, horse bears, … and many endemic species such as red-bellied squirrels, primates such as red-faced monkeys, yellow monkeys, and gibbons.

In particular, in Cuc Phuong, there is a rare species of the animal spirit, which no longer exists anywhere else in the world but in Vietnam, which is the white-breed langur. Therefore, this langur has been chosen as the symbol of Cuc Phuong National Park.

Insect world

The insect world in Cuc Phuong is also diverse. Before the enemies, the small insects are weak, and only have a way to hide and hide.

Some species are created to allow invisibility; like leaf beetles, their bodies are like fresh leaves, and when they hide in the grass, it is difficult for any discerning eyes to know.

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The season of butterflies in Cuc Phuong lasts from late April to the middle of May

And the stick beetles are like small, skinny, funny branches, these are really masterpieces of nature.

During the butterfly season, the old forest is as young as ever, jubilantly glittering with golden light, butterflies in many shapes and colors reveal a magical picture.

Therefore, Cuc Phuong is chosen as the destination for many tourists during the summer vacation.

Charming

Cuc Phuong’s nature is really interesting, on the trails in the deep forest where the stops are ancient trees, caves, and villages … visitors will discover many more mysteries of nature.

Thousand year – Old tree

In front of the majestic natural scenery, captivated visitors will feel the true values ​​of nature. In a quiet space, visitors’ souls become clearer, more ethereal, and more holy, and people and nature are blended in big arms, thereby having more love for nature, respect, and awareness. than their responsibility to nature.

Cuc Phuong Nature is really a unique and attractive tourism resource.

Activities

Coming to Cuc Phuong, in addition to what you can feel that nature has bestowed, visitors can also visit research works and the results of conservation projects that have been and are being carried out in Cuc Phuong National Park.

These are also really tourist resources that are not only valuable in terms of science but also have very high value in educating the consciousness of nature and environment conservation; such as the Visitor Center, Endangered Primate Rescue Program, Botanical Garden, and Cuc Phuong Museum.

Besides, you will be in harmony with nature – the birthplace of all species, with many entertainment services, and discovery experiences.

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Surely Cuc Phuong will be the rendezvous of love of nature and cultural values ​​- nature and people Cuc Phuong is always waiting for you.

Some experiential tourism programs exploited by Cuc Phuong National Park; which have achieved many positive results and received satisfaction from a large number of tourists; are the experience program “Going home” – the program of Re-release. wild animals. Below is the detailed program, come to Cuc Phuong and experience the interesting things here!

Tourism program of Cuc Phuong National Park
“Going home” tour – Re-release wild animals

Schedule (2D1N)

Day 1

  • 13h30: Arrive at Cuc Phuong National Park, and participate in forest skills training.
  • 14h00 – 16h00: Visit and learn about Wildlife Conservation Rescue Centers.
  • 16h45: Visit the Cuc Phuong museum.
  • 17h30: Rest.
  • 18h15: Learn about Rescue, care, and conservation of carnivores and Pangolins.
  • 19h00: Dinner and rest

Day 2:

  • 05h00: Walking to observe primates and natural birds.
  • 06h30: Breakfast.
  • 07h30: Prepare personal belongings and participate in the re-release of animals after Rescue.
  • 11:30: Lunch in the forest and rest.
  • 14h00 – 14h30: Handing over Tour badges, taking souvenir photos, and saying goodbye to guests.

Note: The program Re-release of wild animals after rescue depends on the health of the animals; so there is no fixed time for re-release.

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