Ba Vi National Park to be built into geopark

Ba Vi National Park and its surroundings to be built into geopark

Ba Vi National Park and its surroundings will be transformed into a geopark. The news was announced by Dr. Tram Tan Van, head of the Institute of Geosciences and Mineral at the 2nd geopark international conference, recently held in Vietnam.

Mr. Van remarked that Ba Vi National Park and its surroundings have still kept many sites of natural heritage, including ancient volcano activity and cultural values associated with myths and legends.

In addition, six areas in Vietnam also have the potential to become global geoparks in the near future. These include Ha Long Bay - a world natural heritage site, Ca Ba park – a world biosphere reserve, Hoang Lien National Park in the northwestern province of Lao Cai, Ba Fall in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, Cuc Phuong National Park and Hoa Lu ancient capital in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

Currently, only Dong Van stone highlands in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has been recognized as a global geopark.


Ba Vi National Park 1 Day

Ba Vi National Park, 48 kms west of Hanoi, covers an area of 7, 377 ha on a range of high mountains. The park is famous for its rich and diverse flora and fauna comprising tropical and subtropical species. Wandering about the forest, you seem to live in a fairyland surrounded by cloud-capped mountains and roaring waterfalls. Climbing up to the top of the mountains, you will find a temple dedicated to the Tan Vien God and can take an enthralling bird’s-eye view of the surroundings.

The primeval rain forest of Ba Vi National Park boasts a wide range of flora and fauna. This is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and is easily accessible. We depart Hanoi for the one and a half-hour drive to Ba Vi. After lunch we visit a Temple dedicated to the God of the Jungle. There will be time to relax in these tranquil surroundings before starting our journey back to Hanoi