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Cuc Phuong National Forest is a nature reserve home to our country’s rich and diverse flora and fauna ecosystem. Cuc Phuong is a national park and an attractive tourist destination with unique natural beauty.

Which province is Cuc Phuong National Park located in?

Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park – Source: Internet

Located in the center of the magnificent Tam Diep mountain range is Cuc Phuong National Forest. 120km from Hanoi, Cuc Phuong officially became Vietnam’s first national park on July 7, 1962. The Cuc Phuong National Forest is located in the three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa in the northeastern area, close to the Northwest mountains. In addition, the site of Cuc Phuong National Park also preserves many unique cultural and historical values. From there, turn this place into a famous tourist area.

Cuc Phuong National Forest is favored by nature to offer a diverse and rich ecosystem. It is home to approximately 2000 species of insects, 135 species of animals, 336 species of birds, 122 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 2234 species of higher plants and moss. The red list contains a large number of species, which draws in nature enthusiasts.

What makes the Cuc Phuong National Forest appealing?

The Cuc Phuong National Forest is a location that should be visited. Visitors can explore the Cuc Phuong botanical forest. Characterized by tropical rainforest, it has excellent weather and a unique ecosystem, especially the black and white rump langur. Meanwhile, the animal rescue, conservation, and development center will be where visitors can witness many primates with their own eyes. You can also discover more fascinating facts about different species at the same time.

In addition, visitors can visit the Cuc Phuong museum. This is where the specimens are displayed. Visitors can find out information about many insects here. If you love nature and are interested in biology, this will be a place to visit in Cuc Phuong National Park.

When visiting Cuc Phuong National Park, the natural landscape is a highlight in addition to the environment. Enjoying the scenery of Cuc Phuong, Trang An, Bai Dinh, the peaceful view of Yen Quang Lake, and exploring the mysterious prehistoric caves will be an exciting experience for visitors. You may find out more about the Muong people in Cuc Phuong, specifically, as well as their culture and way of life. If you visit Cuc Phuong National Forest in May, take beautiful butterfly photos here. The beauty of countless butterflies creates a unique and exotic scene that is rare everywhere.

Cuc Phuong National Park is explored by Ninh Binh tourists

Cuc Phuong National Park is explored by Ninh Binh tourists
Cuc Phuong National Park is explored by Ninh Binh tourists – Source: Internet

The province of Ninh Binh has abundant tourism resources. Besides Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh is famous for other natural, cultural, and spiritual tourist attractions such as Trang An, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Kim Son, Bai Dinh Pagoda, etc.

The area of Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh is said to have the most beautiful landscapes and diverse ecosystems. April through May are the ideal months to visit Cuc Phuong National Park. This is the beginning of summer, so the weather is still cool, and the blooming ecosystem is very convenient for visitors’ experience activities. In particular, this is when the butterfly season blooms to give Cuc Phuong a poetic and unique beauty.

It can be affirmed that Cuc Phuong National Park is a valuable tourism resource and the pride of Ninh Binh tourism. Thereby contributing to building a diverse and unique tourism ecosystem for the province.

Within Vietnam’s network of national parks and environmental reserves, Cuc Phuong Botanical Park is regarded as the country’s first meticulously constructed botanical garden. Eight additional vertebrate species have been discovered by the Garden thus far, increasing the total number of known species from 661 (in 2015) to 669 (in 2020). Apart from conducting inquiries, compiling data, and gathering samples and information in the field, the Garden also constructed the Cuc Phuong Museum and gathered the origins of the specimens kept there. As of right now, Cuc Phuong Museum is the only museum in the National Parks that is a part of the forestry industry’s scientific museum network.

Three conservation programs are still being carried out at Cuc Phuong National Park: protecting rare and endangered primates in Vietnam; protecting pangolins and small carnivores; protecting freshwater turtles; and safeguarding various other wildlife species (deer, monkeys, etc.). Cuc Phuong National Park rescues and preserves 64 species of 2700 wild animals.

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What enjoyable experiential activities cannot be missed when traveling to Cuc Phuong National Park?

Walking in the ancient forest

Walking in the ancient forest
Walking in the ancient forest – Source: Internet

Cuc Phuong constructed numerous walking paths with varying lengths of time and content within the forest. Appropriate paths are available for visitors to select, including extended walking routes to the Ngoc Son conservation area.

Local travel

he character of Cuc Phuong is crucial. The local community depends on it for their means of subsistence. For tourists, learning about the cultural characteristics of ethnic groups like the Muong, who have long resided in the Cuc Phuong National Park region, is an exciting part of community tourism.

View wildlife after dark

View wildlife after dark
View wildlife after dark – Source: Internet

Depending on the weather, the National Park may host an evening animal viewing program. Visitors taking part in this program get to observe a variety of natural creatures, including some tiny carnivores, muntjacs, loris, flying squirrels, and black squirrels.

Cycling in the forest

One of the ways to explore the mysteries of Cuc Phuong nature is cycling in the forest. Cycling in the woods will bring visitors tranquility and a real sense of personality and allow visitors to encounter animals that are difficult to find in Cuc Phuong.

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Visit Vietnam’s first Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Education Center

Visitors can easily schedule a visit to the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Education Center, which is 500m from the Cuc Phuong National Park Headquarters, to learn about and discover the beauty of endangered wild animals in Vietnam. Visitors can use the Center’s interactive creative space to:

  • Visit rescued animals in long-term care and hear their stories
  • View video of the rescue and release of endangered pangolins.
  • See for yourself the confiscated traps used to hunt endangered animals and learn about the threats to wild animals.
  • Consider the footprints and the cries of Carnivores and Pangolins.
  • Discover fascinating facts about Carnivores and Pangolins in Vietnam.

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