Nih Bin, June 12 (VNA) – Cook Fuyong National Park, 120 km southwest of Hanoi, is home to unique natural beauty. It has been awarded the World Travel Award as one of the leading national parks in Asia.
Created in 1962, Cook Fuong National Park in Ninh Binh (North) Province is a tropical forest. It is spread over 22,400 hectares and is home to a large number of plant species (about 2,200) and animal species (about one hundred species of reptiles and amphibians, 135 mammals, over 300 birds, about 2,000, about sixty fish species). .
Some of them are listed in the Vietnam Red Book and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
A rare species that lives nowhere else in the world, even in the Cuc Fhuong. These are the “tail” monkeys (Trakipithecus delacori). This is why the tail was chosen as its symbol.
The site pays special attention to the preservation of species and natural resources as well as the promotion of cultural values. For all these reasons, it attracts a lot of Vietnamese and foreign tourists.
Wide range of activities
The best time to go is in the dry season from October to April. You can even extend until May. During this time, you will be able to see an impressive number of butterflies, really magical! After May and until September, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to explore the park due to heavy rainfall in the region.
The conservation of natural resources is closely linked with the preservation of indigenous cultural values. The site has an extremely rich biodiversity and its landscapes are breathtaking.
Cuc Phuong offers a wide range of activities to visitors due to its biodiversity, its exceptional landscape and its natural and cultural richness. The site welcomes many hikers and families, especially on weekends.
The proposed activities are numerous: walking in the dense forest or cycling, observing wildlife at night, exploring the life of the local ethnic community, visiting rescue centers for endangered primates, educating and protecting carnivores. And pangolin in Vietnam. Tourists can admire the thousand-year-old Cho Chi tree (Parasoria chinensis), or go kayaking …
“During my trip to Ninh Binh, I visited the park. The weekend trip was a real breath of fresh air, a way to escape the daily grind and enjoy just a moment’s rest,” said Thu Nguyen, a tourist from Ho Chi Minh City.
A virgin forest to explore
To protect biodiversity, the park management committee does a number of things: protect forest and biodiversity conservation, scientific research, international cooperation in environmental protection, and education related to ecotourism.
“Cuc Fhuong is a virgin forest of millions of years and rich in many secrets and myths,” notes its director Nguyen Van Chin.
Conservation was introduced in 1985 with the creation of a 167-hectare botanical garden park, where 811 plant species have been planted.
Over time, the site has become a research site for a number of Vietnamese and international organizations for the conservation of fauna and flora.
Cuc Fhuong Forest has archeological, paleontological, geographical and geological resources. A number of archeological sites have been discovered there, including the Kun Mung, Ngui Jua (primitive human) caves… these caves are important for Vietnamese and world heritage. Traces of prehistoric populations from 7,500 to 12,000 years ago have been found there.
The diversity and richness of the ecosystem has made Cook Phung an ecological destination that cannot be missed for those who love to be immersed in the wild nature. – CVN / VNA