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Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Located in the tropics influenced by oceanic climate, Phu Quoc National Park retains favorable climatic conditions with the diverse ecosystems and abundant vegetation. It is one of the most appealing attractions in Phu Quoc alluring numerous tourists.

The National Park was established on 8th June 2001 after being transferred from the North Phu Quoc Island natural conservation area into Phu Quoc National Park which covers the area of natural conservation zone of the North Island, Ham Rong Mountain, Ganh Dau and Cua Can. Its administrative boundary belongs to 3 communes, namely Ganh Dau, Bai Thom (Thom Beach), Cua Cua and a part of Cua Duong commune, Ham Ninh commune, Duong To commune and Duong Dong Town. The pristine flora and fauna of the National Park, the sparkling romantic ocean scenery and peaceful natural landscapes has brought National Park to become one of the most impressive tourist attractions in Phu Quoc.

 

Road into Phu Quoc National Park

 

Apart from the attraction of Phu Quoc Beach with the sunset scene when the sun goes down to the ocean, the warmly blue waters, National Park also allures tourists with the discovery to the end. The National Park covers a natural area of over 32,000 hectares accounting for 70% of the island area and is planned into 3 zones: the strictly protected area of 8,786 ha, ecological restoration area of 22,603 ha and administrative, service and scientific research areas of 33 ha.  In addition, there are approximately 20,000 ha of marine buffer zone with numerous rare and precious ecosystems such as dipterocarp forest of large timber trees, mangrove forests, orchid forests scattered with cogon meadows, primary and secondary forests along with the large number of picturesque beaches, namely Long Beach, Bai Sao Beach, Can Beach, Vung Bau Beach... where tourists can delightfully immerse in beaches or climb into the forests to observe the lives of wild animals.  These are the first impressions when tourists participate in Phu Quoc travel to the wonderful National Park.

 

Phu Quoc National Park

 

As one of the most important national parks in Vietnam, Phu Quoc National Park is home to more than 530 plant species, 50 species of animals, 365 bird species including the great number of rare species listed in Vietnam Red Book. In particular, scientists have recently discovered 2 species of rare animals, namely wolves and white monkey. There are also over 1000 precious herbs such as licorice, knotweed, "bi ky nam" (hydnophytum formicarum Jack) and "nhan tran" (Adenosma glutinosum)... The rich flora and fauna together with the ecological environment preserved almost intactly has long brought the National Park in particular and Phu Quoc tourism in general to become one of the appealing Phu Quoc attractions captivating numerous both domestic and international tourists.

 

Inside Phu Quoc National Park           

 

The waters of Phu Quoc National Park is also extremely diverse with shimmering coral reefs accounting for 41% of the area around the southern islands. Fish fauna of coral reefs is also abundant with species of Serranidae groupers and Chaetodontidae butterflyfishes as well as many species of high economic values. Researchers have listed 89 species of hard coral, 19 species of soft corals, 125 species of fish inside the coral reefs, 132 species of molluscs, 32 echinoderms species and 62 species of seaweed, in which numerous important species are found such as Tridacna squamosa and Trochus nilotichus snails. It has also recorded species of hawksbills laying eggs on the waters as well as the occurrence of rare Dugong. Discovering marine life has long been one of the great things to do in Phu Quoc.

 

Reefs on Phu Quoc National Park

 

Not only is it impressive tourist site in Phu Quoc travel, Phu Quoc National Park is truly a rare museum thanks to the appearance of ecosystems presenting in Vietnam here, which has created a wonderful tourist address alluring tourists at home and abroad. Currently, the National Park has been strictly protected under the management of the local ranger associated with environmental organizations in the world. The National Park has continued to breed and collect species of rare wild animals which are endangered in order to contribute to creating a safe environment for the survival and development of the ecosystem here.

 

Sunset in Phu Quoc National Park

 

Immersed in the cool clear sea water or leaning the back on the flat rocks to feel the sounds of murmur stream, the birdsong in the atmosphere of wild orchid incense, tourists seemly enjoy moments of the paradise right at Phu Quoc National Park. Tourists can also go camping, go fishing and enjoy grilled fishes on the spot in order to feel all the fun of eco-tourism here. National Park has contributed to promote Phu Quoc tourism closer to numerous both domestic and international friends.

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