Far about 60km from Hue city to the south, Bach Ma National Park is located in 2 districts, namely Nam Dong and Phu Loc, Thua Thien - Hue province. It is one of national parks in Vietnam possessing the wonderful natural landscapes and moderate climate. Located at the end part of Truong Son mountain range stretching from the border of Vietnam - Laos to South China Sea at an altitude of 1.450m above the sea level, the climate in Bach Ma National Park is similar to Dalat, Sapa or Tam Dao. This is also appreciated as one of the mountains retaining the most pleasant climate in Indochina by foreign experts. Thanks to these advantages, Bach Ma National Park has long been one of the most appealing tourist sites in Hue tour attracting numerous tourists.
Bach Ma National Park was established on 15th July 1991 with a total natural area of about 22,031 ha. This is now one of rare places in Vietnam national parks preserving many rare animals. The fauna and flora here is extremely diverse. Among 22,031 ha natural area, Bach Ma National Park owns 16,900 ha of primitive forest. The forest is home to 1,406 species of plants including many precious woods such as Parashorea chinensis, Anisoptera scaphula, Afzelia xylocarpa... (Numerous trees remain the diameter of 80 - 100cm) and over 300 species of precious medicinal plants. The fauna in Bach Ma is up to 931 species including 83 species of mammals with the large number of rare species such as bears, leopards, tigers, saolas...; 333 species of birds, 31 species of reptiles, 21 species of amphibians, 39 species of fish, 218 species of butterflies and 178 beetle species. In particular, Bach Ma National Park is the habitat of rare birds such as crested arguses and Edwards's pheasants. Discovering Bach Ma National Park is definitely one of the most unforgettable things to do in Hue.
Going to Bach Ma National Park, one of the most appealing Hue attractions, tourists will have the opportunity to explore the fascinating natural trails. It is Tri Sao trail leading to Tri Sao Waterfall - home to numerous crested arguses living. Tourists also explore Do Quyen trail to Do Quyen Waterfall - white foam year-round down the ravine or Ngu Ho trail leading to 5 successive lakes formed from a large stream. Tourists can set foot on Vong Hai Dai trail leading to observatory atop Bach Ma Mountain. Here, tourists can comfortably admire panoramic view of Hai Van Pass, Tuy Van Mountain, Cau Hai Lagoon, Tu Hien Inlet along with the magical and spectacular space of Hue city and Da Nang city at night. This will definitely be one of the unforgettable experiences in the journey of exploring Hue travel to tourists.
The best time to visit Bach Ma National Park is in the summer and early fall. During this time, the cool air in Bach Ma will make the journey of discovering and conquering become much more poetic. Here, the combination between the landscapes and monuments together forms an extremely unique charm. In particular, tourists can explore the trail 300m long throughout the forest, which houses many old trees with their diameter of more than 1m and 30m high. In addition, Bach Ma National Park also maintains the orchid gardens - home to hundreds of species of orchids with multiple colors and unique designs. These great highlights also contribute to bring Bach Ma National Park to become one of the fascinating tourist attractions in Hue.
Previously, the French built a large resort located at an altitude of 1,000 - 1.444m above the sea leve at Bach Ma in 1932. The resort is home to 139 villas, markets, banks, post offices, swimming pools, tennis courts and a system of road 19km long connecting National Highway 1A to the center area of Bach Ma. Currently, the ancient villas have been restored and embellished into the resorts by Management Board of Bach Ma National Park with their names of Do Quyen, Sao La, Kim Giao... These villas have still preserved French architecture with the round stairs, wide corridors together with large windows overlooking the mountain creating airy space both ancient and modern. Discovering Bach Ma National Park will definitely leave unforgettable impressions in the journey of exploring Hue tours.
The diverse flora and fauna combined with impressive natural scenery surely attracts tourists in the exploration of Bach Ma National Park. It deserves the unique eco-tourism attracting the large number of both domestic and international tourists. As one of the fascinating Hue attractions, Bach Ma National Park displays its important contribution to promote Hue tourism closer to tourists.