Vietnam is famous for its nature with diverse vegetation. The below list is five primeval forests that you should pay a visit if traveling to Vietnam.
Five famous beautiful old-growth forests in Vietnam
1. Tra Su cajuput forest
Tra Su cajuput forest is a typical submerged forest in the west of the Hau river, where many species of animals and plants belong to the system of special-use forests in Vietnam. With the beauty of nature and rivers, this place has become a popular attraction in An Giang. Photo: V.dung1301.
Tra Su cajuput forest has an area of about 850 ha. It is home of 140 species of plants; 23 species of fish; 11 species of mammals. Many rare species such as Indian stork, milky stork, darter, white catfish also can be found in this forest. Notably, in the flooding season, the green color of the water hyacinth will cover the whole river. Sailing on the immense water is an exciting experience that you should do here. Photo: Lenglynnn.
2. Nam Cat Tien forest
Located in the conservation area of 3 provinces of Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, and Lam Dong, Nam Cat Tien forest is famous for its diverse vegetation. The wood is home of about 40 species listed in the Red Book Global and many other rare plants. Coming to Nam Cat Tien forest, tourists not only admire the majestic natural scenery but also discover Bau Sau – the second largest mangrove area in Vietnam. Photo: Trabong.
3. Cuc Phuong National Forest
Cuc Phuong National Forest is located in Ninh Binh province, more than 120 km from Hanoi, and it is the first national park in Vietnam. Coming to the Cuc Phuong forest, visitors will have the opportunity to see the ancient trees with hundreds of years old. In particular, Cuc Phuong National Forest has many kinds of animals and plants named in the Red Book. The most suitable time for visitors to Cuc Phuong forest is in the dry season (from December to May); at this time, the weather in the woods is cool. Photo: I.m.nhung.
4. Yok Don Forest
Yok Don Forest is the largest national park in Vietnam with a total area of 115,545 ha, located in the provinces of Dak Nong and Dak Lak, the only national park preserving dipterocarp forest ecosystems in Vietnam. Yok Don is also a home of 67 species of mammals, 196 species of birds, and about 100 species of insects. Photo: Elliothcarr, Hoanghuyuk.
5. U Minh forest
U Minh forest is divided by Trem River into two parts of U Minh Thuong (Kien Giang) and U Minh Ha (Ca Mau). Both are considered the biosphere, green lungs of the Mekong Delta. U Minh Forest is home to 252 species of plants, 24 species of mammals, 185 species of birds, many of which are listed in the Red Book. Photo: Ha.phannn.
Coming to the U Minh forest, you will be wandering in the woods on long eye-catching canals and admiring the extensive Melaleuca forests. Besides, you can experience a simple life and enjoy the typical dishes of the Southern people. Photo: Dolong2304, Rumchuoi.