If you want to experience the intact nature of Vietnam at its finest, you’ll love exploring its incredible parks of nature. Vietnam offers a wide variety of diverse natural attractions which are the real magnets for people for all around the world. So, if you’re looking for a real natural oasis in Vietnam, check our list of most amazing Vietnamese national parks.
1. National park Cat Tien
If you happen to spend your vacation in Ho Chi Minh City and decide to have some peaceful moments in nature, park Cat Tien is your place! Even though it’s 150 kilometers away from the city, this park is worth every minute of the ride. Bio-diversity is its middle name since it is the home for around 40 species that are considered as the threatened species in World Red list. Therefore, one day probably will not be enough for you to experience all of its charms.
You can also have some awesome recreational moments that may include cycling, hiking, paddling. In addition, it is a great camping spot and you can also take some time for visiting the beautiful fishing town, Mui Ne, where you can explore the incredible sand dunes and have some great relaxing moments in Bamboo Village Hotel Resort & Spa.
2. National Park of Cham Islands
The spectacular scenery of these islands is a perfect mixture of beautiful coastline and sparkly water. Being one of the environmentally places in the country, UNESCO has recognized it as a World biosphere reserve. Overwhelmingly friendly local people will make your exploration of this gorgeous island a unique experience.
Besides the lovely ambiance, you’ll also be able to enjoy some awesome adventurous moments that include swimming, diving, and snorkeling. Think twice if you decide to bring a plastic bag to this island! The easiest way to reach it is to get a boat in Hoi An and enjoy the magnificent one-hour ride.
3. Cuc Phuong National Park
Even though it’s not part of a regular tourist route, Cuc Phuong should not be missed. Its location in Ninh Bing province makes it perfect for biking tours from Hanoi. On the other hand, it is also near a historically important spot, the ancient capital of Hoa Lu.
Additionally, you’ll be able to enjoy the view of the incredible rice terraces, limestone mountains, and various bird species. It’s an ideal option for travelers looking for some peace and meditation because not many tourists decide to visit it. And they don’t know what they are missing!
4. Cat Ba National Park
Located in Halong Bay and representing the largest island in the area, Cat Ba is a great option for travelers looking for a day-trip. This island will give you a chance to explore the dense tropical rainforest and its species – reptiles, birds, and rare plants.
Also, tourists looking for more adventurous activities can hike towards Trung Trung Cave, Frod Lake, and Ngu Lam Mount. If the weather conditions allow it, you can take it to the higher level by camping and swimming in the lake.
5. National Park Phong Nha-Ke Bang
Located in Quang Binh province, this national park is one of the destinations in Vietnam with lots of potentials. However, the largest number of visitors are Vietnamese people, and it is mostly visited during the summer months.
Its greatest attraction is the spectacular combination of limestone caves and wonderful countryside. The best thing about it is that it can be observed during a nice boat ride along the river. Hopefully, this place will become recognized by the international travelers in the years to come because it certainly deserves that, with its incredible underground rivers and 300 impressive caves that are more than 70 kilometers long.