CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK
About 120 km south of Hanoi, lying deep in the heart of Tam Diep Mountain, there is a land that has become very familiar, dearly, evoking curiosity to many domestic and foreign visitors. , which is Cuc Phuong National Park - Vietnam's first national park.
Established July 7, 1962 under Decision No. 72-TTg of the Prime Minister, Cuc Phuong National Park is located in the three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa with a total area of 22,408 ha. With many values of natural landscape, ecological diversity, cultural values and history, Cuc Phuong has long become a famous and attractive eco-tourism site.
Characterized by rainforests all year round, Cuc Phuong has an abundance of fauna and flora. According to recent Cuc Phuong survey data, there are 2234 species of higher plants and mosses, of which There are 433 species of medicinal plants, 229 species of edible plants, many species listed in the
Red Book of Vietnam.
About animals, Cuc Phuong has 122 species of reptiles and amphibians, 66 species of fish, nearly 2000 species of insects, 135 species of mammals (including white-breasted langur is a beautiful and rare primates are selected. symbol of Cuc Phuong National Park. With 336 resident bird species, particularly endemic to Vietnam and Indochina, Cuc Phuong has long been an ideal spot for bird watchers.
Catalan scenery and archaeological value.
Cuc Phuoc is half-covered, Cuc Phuong has many beautiful caves with names such as Son Cung cave, Goat cave ... Especially there are some caves still preserve the vestiges of prehistoric people, live from 7,500 years to 12,000 years, which is Bung cave (ancient cave), Moong cave. In 2000, Cuc Phuong discovered a fossil of vertebrates, according to initial conclusions of the Vietnam Institute of Paleontology, the fossil reptile of the vertebrates, living about 200 to 230 million today. year.
Since ancient times, Cuc Phuong is the residence and living of the Muong community with unique and unique features such as stilt houses, terraces, rice mills, They are more unique than the festivals, customs and lifestyle of the community that visitors can feel during the visit.