Discovering national parks in Vietnam is considered an interesting experience for any travelers to Vietnam. It is a great chance for you to reach impressive biodiversity and ecosystems, helping you get a deeper understanding of the natural world. That’s why we introduce some of the renowned Vietnamese national parks in this blog.
During our reviews, we will cover outstanding attractions of the 8 best national parks in Vietnam as well as suggest to you the best time to visit each. If so, don’t miss our blog to have a wonderful expedition to these destinations.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park
Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Vietnam is one of the UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Sites in Vietnam, being home to 104 large and small-sized caves. Depending on your interests, caving experiences can be enjoyable or adventurous excursions to discover new things about the natural world in Vietnam.
During your expedition, you will have a chance to admire its magnificent geological features and rich ecosystem, with a range of rare species of fauna and flora in Vietnam. Additionally, you can prefer going to Son Doong Cave – the largest cave in the world for an amazing memory.
- Location: Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province
- Entrance fee: 4 – 10 USD/person
- Best time to visit: March to August
Ba Be National Park
Nha Be National Park Vietnam is one of the most famous destinations with a lot of both local and international visitors. It covers 3 interconnected lakes, considered the largest natural freshwater system in our country. When visiting this national park, travelers will experience various outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, boating, and so on. It is great for you to reach interesting lands to discover the culture of local ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
In Ba Be National Park, you can first witness a rich and unique diversity of wildlife, with endangered species, including Asiatic black bear, langur, and pangolin. Moreover, don’t forget to try the famous local cuisine, called “The Ca Trich”, which is made with dipping sauces, rice noodles, and fresh herbs. If you are on a veggie diet, you can try other options like fried rice with grilled vegetables, or grilled mushrooms with soy sauce.
- Location: Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province
- Entrance fee: 3 USD/person
- Best time to visit: November to January
Ba Vi National Park
Located in the Ba Vi Mountain, Ba Vi National Park boasts the perfect getaway, bringing a chilling atmosphere, together with breathtaking views of surrounding sightseeing. During your journey, visitors can be free to immerse into the world of diverse ecosystems and water tropical rainforests. We consider that it is one of the outstanding features that you hardly find in other destinations.
The Park is one of the most famous national parks in Vietnam owning various cultural sites, like Thuong Temple, Ha Temple, Uncle Ho’s Temple, and so forth. These places also bring you opportunities to learn more about Vietnamese religions and history.
- Location: Tan Linh Commune, Ba Vi District, Hanoi City
- Entrance fee: 1.5 – 3 USD/person
- Best time to visit: April to November
Cat Ba National Park
Belonging to the natural populations in the Gulf of Tonkin, Cat Ba National Park has been a compelling landscape with a lot of Indian visitors due to its pristine beauty. To discover the total points of this park, you can take part in walking on a network of trails or hiking over the mountain passages. It is great for you to enjoy the unique ecosystem, with a range of mangrove swamps and tropical forests.
Cat Ba is the sole national park in Vietnam preserving one of the most endangered primates in the world namely the White-headed Langur. Thus, if you want to discover more about this mammal, let’s book a tour of the park for interesting experiences.
- Location: Cat Hai District, Hai Phong City
- Entrance fee: 4 – 6 USD/day
- Best time to visit: September to November (Autumn) and March to May (Spring)
Cuc Phuong National Park
Known as the best national park in Vietnam in the North, Cuc Phuong is a true haven for visitors seeking a relaxed feeling, and enjoying the fresh atmosphere of nature. The park boasts the incredible beauty of the biodiversity, with a broad array of wildlife, including 300 species of bird and other primates.
We recommend you join attractive activities like trekking, kayaking, or bird-watching to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of nature. During this time, visitors can drop into the stilt houses of the Muong people for relaxation and discovery of their culture.
- Location: Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province
- Entrance fee: 0.5 – 3 USD/person
- Best time to visit: December to May
Bach Ma National Park
Bach Ma National Park features cascading waterfalls, panoramic landscapes, and picturesque mountain trails. Additionally, the park also boasts a rich ecosystem, with various species of animals and plants, including the Annamite striped rabbit and red-shanked douc langur.
If you have a passion for adventurous sports, Back Ma is one of the ideal destinations during your trip to Vietnam. You can participate in outdoor activities, such as hiking, trekking, or even camping overnights for interesting experiences and unforgettable memories.
- Location: Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province
- Entrance fee: Around 3 USD/person
- Best time to visit: March to September
Tram Chim National Park
Tram Chim is one of the renowned national parks in Vietnam, belonging to the Mekong Delta region, with a diverse biodiversity and ecosystem. In particular, the park owns over 230 species of birds, with some endangered water birds, like cormorants, black-faced spoonbills, and gray pelicans. Additionally, you have a chance to see over 130 types of vegetation in a wooded area of mangroves, which is one of the special features of the Southern forests in Vietnam.
During your trip to Tram Chim National Park, you can enjoy some wonderful activities, such as bird-watching, traveling in boats or canoes, and other local activities. You also book a tour to this destination for dry or wet reasons, for distinctive experiences about the natural beauty.
- Location: Tam Nong District, Dong Thap Province
- Entrance fee: Around 1 USD/person
- Best time to visit: July to December (Wet reason) and January to June (Dry reason)
Cat Tien National Park
Cat Tien National Park belongs to one of the most important protected areas in the South of Vietnam. With a huge number of up to 1,600 species of plants, the park is an ideal place for nature lovers to have various ecotourism activities, like trekking, wildlife spotting, and bird-watching.
In the Cat Tien National Park, you can also join cultural activities, like experiencing the daily life of some ethnic minorities or enjoying their special cuisine. One of the must-try dishes for your journey is “Canh Luc Binh” (Hyacinth soup), which is made completely of vegetables, namely “Luc Binh” or “Beo Nuoc”. Thus, whether you are a vegetarian or not, you can select this option.
- Location: Dong Nai – Lam Dong – Binh Phuoc Provinces
- Entrance fee: Around 3 USD/person
- Best time to visit: December to May
We have just reviewed the 8 renowned national parks in Vietnam with distinctive attractions, as well as suggested the best time for you to visit. If you don’t know the proper itineraries or routes to get to these destinations, let’s contact our Vietnam tour package for detailed instructions. Have a good time on your tour to Vietnam!