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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

Cuc Phuong National Park


Cuc Phuong National Park is the oldest and the largest national park in Vietnam covering over 22,200 ha, attracts a lot of scientists by its biodiversity.

In 1960, Cuc Phuong became a forest reserve and national park was declared, two years later by President Ho Chi Minh, to remind his people the role of the environment in their lives. Located 120 km southwest of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park is a major site for conservation efforts.

 

  



Situated on a limestone mountain range, surrounded by beautiful landscape, Cuc Phuong national park  has a rich ecosystem, consisting of a wide variety of species some of which were surprisingly introduced from Burma , India, and Borneo. A gigantic tree 1000 years stands in the middle of forest. The park has 97 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, 36 reptiles, 17 amphibians, 11 fish species and thousands of insect species. A number of species in the park are listed in the Red Book of endangered species in Vietnam. When visiting the park, no one can fail to see the primates, including macaques, gibbons, monkeys leaves and slow Loris.

The natural landscape also has a cultural value since the rocky outcrops of Cuc Phuong contain very valuable archaeological remains as a marine reptile fossil, dating from 200 to 230 million years and evidence of the presence of prehistoric man, who lived here in the forest there are over 7500 years.