Cuc Phuong National Park is located 120km south-west of Hanoi, adjacent to Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa. This is a large nature reserve, which houses a wide variety of animals and plants in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong forest is home to many ancient trees, beautiful birds… is a great place for outdoor picnics. Now lets NinhBinhMotorbike.com explore this forest through Cuc Phuong national park tour guide.
About Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park covers an area of 25,000 hec and is also the first national forest of Vietnam. Cuc Phuong is characterized by tropical rainforests all year round, with abundant and diverse fauna and flora. There are many species of plants are highly endangered species have been discovered and preserved here, in which prominent black-headed langur is considered the symbol of Cuc Phuong forest.
To Cuc Phuong at what time appropriate?
The best time to visit Cuc Phuong National Park is during the dry season (from December to May), the weather in the forest is very cool. Avoid going in the rainy season by the time the smooth roads as well as many mosquitoes and squirrels, will affect the experience when traveling. Especially in the Cuc Phuong National Park in May is the butterfly in Cuc Phuong forest is the most blooming. With the number of individuals can be up to millions with the same race to show off the sky, making it like a “butterfly forest” as beautiful fairyland.
How to move to Cuc Phuong forest?
Come to Cuc Phuong you can go by motorbike, self-drive car or passenger car. If you travel by private car you will feel more comfortable, car running deep into the forest.
Travel by motorbike or self-drive car: From Ha Noi, take the National Highway 1A, go to Gian Khau junction (Gia Vien district, 10 km from Ninh Binh city) and continue to turn to Highway 12A passing town. Nho Quan 2 Km then left to Cuc Phuong.
Transfer by bus: You can go to Giap Bat bus station to Nho Quan – from here to continue to catch the bus to Cuc Phuong forest.
Places to visit when coming to Cuc Phuong National Park
Old people: Or is also named Bung. This is a place to preserve the vestiges of the prehistoric people and is the precious heritage of Cuc Phuong garden.
Hang Con Moong: Because outside the cave there is a large stone protruding in the shape of the beast, so named Con Moong (Muong cave). This is also the residence of the ancient people and is also an important archaeological site classified as a national monument.
Cave of the Moon: View from the distance with a crescent moon, in the depths of the forest.
The peak of Silver Clouds: The peak of the cloud is 648m high, from which you can admire the panorama of the national park together with Hoa Lu ancient capital and Bai Dinh Pagoda. However, the road to the top of Silver Cloud has many steep slopes, so it is only suitable for people with good health.
Yen Quang Lake – Groom Cave: go back to Nho Quan Road about 7km, to Tri Phuong Bridge turn to the west to Yen Quang Lake. Going through the leaves to the limestone mountain is the Pho Ma. Pho Ma is a virtual architectural work of natural creatures with countless stalactites of interesting shapes.
The ancient trees thousand years: Cuc Phuong forest has many ancient trees such as Dang 45m high with a diameter of 5m, Green Chickens thousand years have a perimeter more than 20 people hug, ancient trees…
Ban Muong: Cuc Phuong is also home to the Muong community with many unique cultural features such as stilt houses, terraces, brocade weaving…
Primate Rescue Center: A place to preserve and nurture many rare primate species. Visitors will not only be able to see the beauty of the primates but also learn more about this animal.
Resting in Cuc Phuong forest
In Cuc Phuong National Park, there are three areas for accommodation, dining, entertainment, so that visitors can choose:
Garden gate: fully equipped rooms from 200.000d. There is also a rental service for jungle and mountain bike equipment.
Mac Lake area: here for rent, This is a suitable area for group travel, you can set fire camp, eat singing, the cultural exchange here.
Central area: consists of stilted houses and separate apartments.
Things to note when traveling Cuc Phuong National Park
Need to be equipped with necessary items such as hats, forest shoes, medicines, gauze, food and drink …. before Cuc Phuong. Can bring binoculars for sightseeing.
There are many types of mosquitoes in the forest, so there is a good tip for avoiding these nasty animals: buy DEP (Scalp Treatment) as a topical cream for sensitive areas such as head, neck, wrists, ankles … The smell of this drug is the inscriptions of the animals.
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What to eat at Cuc Phuong?
After visiting and exploring around in Cuc Phuong you can enjoy mountain goat specialties and special snails only here. There are still many other attractive dishes such as chicken garden grilled, fried fish fried with rice wine Muong cup…
Wish you have a great experience, a wonderful holiday, a memorable holiday when coming to Cuc Phuong National Park.