Cuc Phuong named Asia's top national park 2023

By Phuc Trinh   August 8, 2023 | 05:13 pm PT
Cuc Phuong National Park in northern Vietnam has won "Asia's Leading National Park" for the fifth year in a row at the World Travel Awards.

Competing with Cuc Phuong were notable parks like Chitwan National Park (Nepal), Fuji-Hakone-Izu (Japan), Kinabalu (Malaysia), Komodo (Indonesia), Minneriya (Sri Lanka), and Taman Negara (Malaysia).

The World Travel Awards, established in 1993, have gained international acclaim for recognizing achievements in all aspects of tourism.

Travelers in Cuc Phuong National Park. Photo by VnExpress/Phu Cuong

Travelers in Cuc Phuong National Park. Photo by VnExpress/Phu Cuong

Situated 120 kilometers south of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park lies within the Tam Diep mountain range, and is the first national park in Vietnam. Established in 1962, the park spans the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa, covering 22,000 hectares.

It is home to more than 2,200 higher plant and moss species, over 120 reptile and amphibian species, around 65 fish species, nearly 2,000 insect species, and 135 mammal species.

The endangered delacour's langur has been selected as Cuc Phuong's symbolic primate.

Late April to early May is butterfly season, drawing tourists eager to photograph the forest.

Visitors can enjoy various hands-on activities at Cuc Phuong National Park, such as exploring the ancient forest, visiting Muong Village, wildlife observation, cycling, and participating in conservation and rescue programs for animals and plants.

The event honoring the award is scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City on September 6.

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