Cuc Phuong named Asia’s top national park 2023

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Cuc Phuong National Park, located in northern Vietnam, has been named “Asia’s Leading National Park” for the fifth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards. The park beat other well-known contenders, including Chitwan National Park in Nepal, Fuji-Hakone-Izu in Japan, and Komodo in Indonesia, among others.

The World Travel Awards, founded in 1993, are globally recognized for highlighting accomplishments in the tourism industry.

Cuc Phuong National Park’s features:

  • Location: 120 kilometers south of Hanoi, and lies within the Tam Diep mountain range.
  • Historical Significance: It is Vietnam’s first national park, founded in 1962.
  • Size & Geography: Covers 22,000 hectares across three provinces: Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa.
  • Biodiversity:
    • Over 2,200 plant and moss species.
    • More than 120 reptile and amphibian species.
    • Around 65 fish species.
    • Nearly 2,000 insect species.
    • 135 mammal species.
  • Iconic Species: The park’s emblematic primate is the endangered delacour’s langur.
  • Tourist Attractions:
    • Butterfly season in late April to early May.
    • Exploration of the ancient forest, Muong Village visits, wildlife observation, cycling, and engagement in conservation initiatives.

The award ceremony will be hosted in Ho Chi Minh City on September 6.

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