Cuc Phuong National Park won Asia's Leading National Park 2020

Located around 120 km from Southwest of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park is awarded the Leading National Park 2020 in Asia by the World Travel Awards. Nominated with five other national parks which are Chitwan National Park in Nepal, Kinabalu in Malaysia, Komodo in Indonesia, Minneriya in Sri Lanka, and Taman Negara in Malaysia, Cuc Phuong National Park proudly beat many formidable competitors and earned the prestigious award for two consecutive years in 2019 and 2020.

Butterfly breeding season in Cuc Phuong national park

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong National Park is renown for being the first national park of Vietnam and stretching in 3 different provinces Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa. With a huge area of 25,000 hectares, the tropical rain forest contains diversified flora and fauna in which numerous endangered species are discovered and well preserved here like Douc langur, Cheetahs, Red-belly Squirrel, Chamois, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, etc.

The national park has giant karst mountains, many caves, and grottos, being the ideal habitat for 2234 plants with 118 rare species, 659 species of vertebrates, and 1899 species of invertebrates with 81 rare species recorded in Vietnam Red Book and IUCN Red Book.

Cave inside Cuc Phuong National Park

This award not only recognizes the biodiversity of Cuc Phuong National Park but also displays the huge ecotourism potential of Vietnam. Travelers coming here can indulge in peaceful nature and discover the rich ecosystem by hiking in the forest, conquering May Bac Peak, visiting Yen Quang Lake, and witnessing thousand-year-old trees.

Moreover, Cuc Phuong also gives a bunch of unique activities like cycling, kayaking, bird watching, wildlife night spotting, exploring Ancient Cave where the vestiges of historical human thousands of years ago were found or visiting Muong villages.

With its rich natural resources and new award winning, Cuc Phuong National Park is certainly a hot spot for ecotourism for the years to come.

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