Ba Be National Park

Location: Ba Be National Park is situated in Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province, about 70km from Bac Kan City and 250km from the north of Ha Noi
Characteristic: Ba Be National Park is one of the most valuable natural resources in the North.
Ba Be National Park
Ba Be National Park covers an area of 7,610ha and has 3,000 inhabitants of the Tay, Mong, Dao living there. The national park boasts primeval forest on old limestone range that surrounds pure lakes.
The park consists of 1,281 species of plants including 162 families, among which 25 species have so far been recorded in the Red List of The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources-IUCN.

The fauna of national park is also multiform with 81 species of animals, 27 species of reptiles, 17 species of amphibians, 322 species of birds, 106 species of fishes, 553 species of insects and spiders, of which 66 species has been listed in Viet Nam and World Red Book such as Great hornbill (Phuong hoang dat), Rhinopithecus avunculus (Vooc mui hech), Presbytis francoisi francoisi (Vooc den ma trang)…

Ba Be Lake highlights the national park with its outstanding landscape and geological features. The lake is among 20 largest natural freshwater lakes worldwide. The lake is also home to some 106 species of freshwater fishes, of which there are valuable and rare species as Ba Be paramesotriton deloustali (ca coc), Bagarius yarrelli sykes (ca chien), ca lam xanh, ca sinh ga. In addition to Ba Be Lake, the national park boasts unique and imposing tourist spots namely Puong Grotto, Dau Dang Waterfall, Tien Pond.
Ba Be National Park is regarded as one of Viet Nam’s most beautiful natural heritage sites and has been recognized as the ASEAN heritage park since 2004.
Tourism Activities
Ba Be National Park has set up a programme on eco-tourism development with 3 models to attract thousands of visitors: traditional tourism, cultural tourism and adventurous tourism. This natural site possesses varieties of landscapes: Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, Na Phong Cave, Hua Ma Cave, Tien (Fairy) Pond, Ba Goa (Widow) Islet, Dau Dang Waterfall and numerous villages of the Tay, Mong, Dao, Nung and treks in primitive forest.

Boats and guides can be hired. It is possible to stay in stilt houses in Pac Ngoi, a village of Tay people. Food is available in the village, including fresh fish at reasonable prices.

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