A Guide To Nui Chua National Park - Among Vietnam's Most Primitive Parks
Nui Chua National Park is located in Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan Province, South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is 31km, a 40-minute drive to the city center of Phan Rang - Thap Cham.
Nui Chua national park
Nui Chua National Park spreads over a vast area of 20,000 hectares chock-full of dense jungles and plants and animal species. Thus, it is considered Ninh Thuan Province's green lung that is the worth reservation. Last year, Nui Chua National Park was recognized as a world biosphere reserve for its unspoiled nature.
Asian goat at a dry-forest in Nui Chua national park
Thanks to the large area, Nui Chua National Park is home to 765 animal species, of which 46 species including red-shanked douc langurs are named on the Red List for preservation.
What to do and things to see
Nui Chua National Park allows a few tourism activities to keep it intact. Therefore, only adventurous travelers seeking an authentic experience in the wild should go trekking through lush forests, breathe fresh air, and catch sight of endangered animal species.
Trekking in Nui Chua area - Photo: @rino_nguyen
The most popular trek there is Hang Da Hamlet - O Lien River. This excursion usually requires 3 days and 7 hours of trekking to complete.
Camp overnight in Rai Cave
In the proximity of Nui Chua National Park, Rai Cave with a spectacular landscape of ancient rock formations and caves is a fabulous spot for camping overnight. Here you can not only admire mesmerizing scenery but also watch sunrise and sunset.
Camping in Nui Chua National Park - Photo: @thochupanhquynh
Contemplate Vietnam's largest coastal coral reef
Coming to Nui Chua National Park, you will have the opportunity to see Vietnam's largest coastal coral reef, consisting of over 350 species and an array of marine creatures.
Snorkeling in Vinh Hy Bay, Ninh Thuan - Photo: @phanrangexplorer
Visit fishing villages
Nui Chua National Park overlooks Vinh Hy Bay which hosts a scattering of floating fishing villages. You can choose to stay in a homestay there, meet indigenous inhabitants whose main livelihood is fishing, and discover the local culture more.
Fish village in Vinh Hy Bay - Photo: @yumi._.hnd
Where to stay
When it comes to accommodations around Nui Chua National Park, there is a handful of options that are suitable for all budgets.
If you are budget-conscious, you can choose to stay in Thinh Thien Inn, Thap Thap Homestay, Aloha Binh Tien, Thuy Tien Hotel Ninh Chu, and TTC Resort - Ninh Thuan. The room rate starts from 30 USD per room per night.
TTC resort - Ninh Thuan - Photo: @laryng060794
Meanwhile, affluent travelers can spend their holiday in Amanoi Resort Vinh Hy Bay. This is among Vietnam's most luxurious and expensive resorts and also the closest property to Nui Chua National Park. The price for one night's stay ranges from 1000 - 3000 USD. Another option is Saigon Ninh Chu Hotel & Resort which is 15km away and costs around 80 - 100 USD per room per night.
Anamoi Resort - Photo: @amanoi
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