Excellent hiking opportunities abound in the park and you could spend days trekking though the forest. Popular trails will lead you to several ancient trees, caves and Muong villages.
Welcome to Cuc Phuong National Park
Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia's rarest animal and plant species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world. The ancient forest harbours over 2234 vascular and non-vascular plants, 122 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 135 mammals, including the Clouded Leopard, Delacour's Langur, Owston's Civet and Asian Black Bear. There are also an incredible 308 documented bird species. Visitors in April and May should be blessed with the chance to see literally thousands of vibrant butterflies. Located on 2 limestone mountain ranges, the landscape of Cuc Phuong contains a wonderfully rich ecosystem. The rocky outcrops of Cuc Phuong form the site of valuable pale ontological and anthropological vestiges, including a fossilized sea reptile dated at 200 - 230 million years old, while the remains of prehistoric people who lived in the forest some 7500 years ago are also to be found in the numerous mountain caves. In earlier times, Cuc Phuong was home to the Muong minority people and to this day a few scattered villages around the park's periphery still house these interesting people and their unique culture. If you visit these communities you can still see their traditional stilt houses, waterwheels, bamboo rafts and brocade looms.
From Cuc Phuong we would suggest that you take a trip to Van Long, where you can see Delacour's Langurs in the wild, to Tam Coc or to Ngoc Son and Pu Luong Nature Reserve - all within easy access. Just ask us and we will set you on the right path.
CucPhuong's news and events
On the 17th May 2014, Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program received 18 Common palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) from wildlife farmer Mr. Ma Tien Cha at Hiep Thach commune, Duc Trong district, Lam Dong province. Animals were expected...Read More...
Sáng 11/6, Vườn Quốc gia Cúc Phương đã tổ chức Lễ ký kết hợp tác triển khai dự án “Bảo tồn các loài linh trưởng Việt Nam tại Vườn Quốc gia Cúc Phương”, giai đoạn 2014 - 2018. Dự Lễ ký kết, về phía...Read More...
Ngày 08/5/2014 tại VQGCP, Cục Bảo tồn ĐDSH, Tổng cục Môi trường, Bộ Tài nguyên và Môi trường phối hợp với VQGCP tổ chức hội thảo tập huấn “ Ngăn ngừa và kiểm soát sinh vật ngoại lai”. Tới dự hội...Read More...
On the 27th Mar 2014 during the annual Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skill Training Course held in Cuc Phuong National Park, some students discovered 4 Keeled box turtles (Cuora mouhotii) while conducting an interview survey practical in SAM2 village...Read More...
Ngày 15/4/2014, tại Vườn quốc gia Cúc Phương, cụm thi đua số 2 đã tổ chức “Lễ ký kết giao ước thi đua năm 2014”. Về dự lễ ký kết có ông Nguyễn Đình Vọng, Phó chánh Văn phòng Tổng cục Lâm nghiệp –...Read More...
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