National Parks in Vietnam

Visit National Parks in Vietnam

From rugged mountains in North Vietnam to white-sand beaches on the south coast: 33 different National Parks in Vietnam protect this country’s beautiful nature. The national parks consist of various ecosystems, including land, river deltas, and coastal and marine areas. The first area that was designated as a national park was Cat Ba National Park in 1986, Phia Oac – Phia Dén National Park and the Tà Dùng National Park located in the Central Highlands were the last areas added to the list in 2018.

When to visit a National Park in Vietnam?

Popular national parks are best visited during weekdays, as they are popular with locals on weekends. Each park has at least one ranger station, in the larger national parks accommodation is available and food and drinks are sold.

National Parks Vietnam Phong Nha-Ke Bang Hang En Cave

Hang En Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Top 10 National Parks in Vietnam

These are the 10 most beautiful national parks in Vietnam:

  • Visit Ba Be National Park (sinds 1992) for its vast lakes, cascading waterfalls, and green woodland.
  • Close to Hue is Bach Ma National Park (since 1991). The area is known for various waterfalls and the presence of monkeys.
  • Cat Ba National Park (since 1986) is part of Cat Ba Island, located in Ha Long Bay – visit the area for a trekking through the dense jungle.
  • Between Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City lies Cat Tien National Park (since 1992), one of the largest remaining areas of jungle in Vietnam. You can reach Cat Tien National Park by motorbike in 2 days.
  • Part of Con Dao Island is Con Dao National Park (since 1993). The area is known for manatees, turtles, and pristine white-sand beaches.
  • Close to Ninh Binh is Cuc Phuong National Park (since 1994), known for the presence of over 300 different bird species which flutter around the area.
  • Hoang Lien National Park (since 2002) is located close to Sapa. The mountains make this national park ideal for trekking, mountain climbing, and visiting ethnic minority communities.
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (since 2001, Unesco World Heritage since 2003) is one of the top sights of Vietnam. This national park is home to some of the world’s largest caves. Our Easy Riders are ready to take you to Phong Nha, or start your next adventure from Phong Nha.
  • Ta Dung National Park (since 2018) is the newest addition to the list of national parks in Vietnam. It’s nicknamed ‘Ha Long Bay of the Central Highlands‘ and located about 150 kilometers south of Dalat. We will visit Ta Dung during the three-day motorcycle tour from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Close to Buon Ma Thuot is Yok Don National Park (since 1991), with 115 hectares the largest national park in Vietnam. Four communities of ethnic minorities live inside of the park.

Beautiful nature reserves that are not national parks

Why are the mysterious limestone formations of Ha Long Bay and Ninh Binh (Tam Coc & Trang An) not included in the overview above? These nature reserves are not officially designated as national parks. Halong Bay is on the Unesco World Heritage List (since 1994), just like Trang An (since 2016). In addition, Halong Bay is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in the Nature category.

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