Only 60 Km away from Center of Hanoi, Ba Vi National park – located in Tan Linh commune, Ba Vi district, Hanoi - is a beautiful national park with diversity of fauna and flora.
Total area of Ba Vi national park is 11.372 ha with 2752 ha of primary forest from 100 to 1296 meter height. Ba Vi national park at the majestic Ba vi mountain has typical tropical and subtropical flora system in Vietnam. Due to the high mountain terrain and the large area of forest giving Ba Vi a cool climate, especially is in summer. In winter, Ba Vi national park has a different beauty with the mountains are hugged by white cloud. Ba Vi is a group of 6 mountain peaks, the highest one is Vua (King) mountain with 1296 meter height where has the Ho Chi Minh temple also called Uncle Ho temple.
Ba Vi national park is the green lung of Ha Noi and also the home for many species of wild animal, including many rare species that was listed on Red list of Vietnam. According to statistics of the scientists, Ba Vi national park has 812 higher plants and 15 rare plants as Green spruce (Calocedrus macrolepis), woody fern (Cyatheales) and so on. The national park has 45 species of animal, 115 species of bird, 27 species of amphibians, 61 species of reptile, 86 species of insect with 23 rare species that was listed on Red list of Vietnam as golden pangolin, flying squirrel, peacock...
Being favored of the Mother Nature in topography and climate, Ba Vi national park becomes one of four most famous Ecotourism destinations uplands (Da Lat, Sa Pa, Ba Vi, Tam Dao). Tourist comes here to enjoy the cool fresh air, explore the beauty of nature and refresh themselves.
Walking through the path from the main gate to the pine forest, the vastness of the forest seem leads tourists to a magic land. After passing through a long way to the center, tourist a will find resort dating back up from 1940s that was built by French. After that they will be visited medicinal garden to see the rare flora where protect the genetic samples of 117 bamboo species, 70 palm species, 1200 succulents and many other typical species. This is the researching and learning place for scientists and students.
Visiting Ba Vi national park, visitors can explore the small waterfalls hidden deeply in the mountains or stop at the height 800 meter to see the orchid garden with many beautiful orchid species. This national park also has many war relics from French domination: the political prison or the resort of French senior officials, the cathedral, or the orphanage.
Climbing to the top of the mountain at the height 1200 meter, tourist can see spectacular scenery as they are standing in an Elysium place. Standing at the top of the mountain, you can lose yourself watching the clouds, mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes appear through the silver cloud. If coming to Ba Vi in a sunny day, tourist can see panoramic of Hanoi capital.
Say goodbye to Ba Vi national park, tourist should not forget to buy the typical specialties of the area as milk cake, wild honey, Che Lam, Lam rice … It would be a memorable trip of your life to explore the wonder of nature.