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Bach Ma National Park

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Bach Ma National Park is an old French Hill station stretching out over some 40,000 unspoilt hectares and offering great hiking trails, waterfalls, slightly odd and very basic lodgings, a camp site and plenty of wildlife (keep that tent zipped up).

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The park is home to one of the most stunning stretches of jungle walk and mountain ranges we’ve explored in central Vietnam and it’s easily accessible, being midway between Da Nang and Hue and well serviced by cheapish tourist buses.

Simply stunning. Photo taken in or around Bach Ma National Park, Hue, Vietnam by Caroline Mills.

Simply stunning. Photo: Caroline Mills

The park is home to two types of forest: sub-tropical evergreen monsoon forest above 900 metres, and tropical evergreen monsoon forest below that mark. It’s known for its beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails and decaying French villas dotting the landscape. The native wildlife includes rarities such as the douc langur, Asiatic black bear, leopard and stump-tailed macaques, as well as wild pigs and deer. A lot of these critters are more active at night, so it takes some patience and persistence to spot them during the day. There’s excellent bird-watching here as well, but of course, to get a peek at the birds you’ll have to get up at the crack of dawn. About 65,000 tribal minorities live within the national park buffer zone, including a settlement called the Khe Su hamlet, which can be visited while you’re ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,000 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Bach Ma National Park
About an hour south of Hue
T: (054) 387 1330

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