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Ba Be National Park

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Country rank: 26 out of 36 Places To Visit In Vietnam


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Ideal duration: 2 days

Best time: November - April (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Hanoi (Check Flights)

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"Peaceful reserve in the lap of nature"

Ba Be National Park Tourism

Located at a distance of 240 kilometres from the city of Hanoi, Ba Be National Park is a quaint national reserve. Blessed with the bounty of rolling hills, plunging valleys, crystal lakes and mysterious caves, this landscape is a paradise for nature lovers. This destination is home to some plant and animal varieties, and several indigenous tribes of Vietnam inhabit this place.

Lush greenery and azure skies welcome you into the mesmerising landscape that Ba Be National Park is, and its beauty is pristine in a manner that is difficult to pinpoint. The limestone cliffs here stand in stark contrast to the emerald greenery that creeps all the way up to the peaks. In addition to being a picturesque natural retreat, this national park is home to a wide array of animals, birds and plants. The notable tree species of the forests here are Burretiodendron hsien mu and Streblus tonkinensis. Climbing Bamboo also finds a place here. Chinese pangolin, slow loris, rhesus macaque, stump-tailed macaque, Fran├žois' langur, Asian black bear, European otter, Owston's palm civet, and a few other mammals are also found here. In addition to these, a number of amphibians, birds, fish and butterflies also inhabit this destination. Villages belonging to the Tay, Dzao and Hmong people are also situated here. You can find accommodation here at the Ba Be Lake View Homestay or Mr Linh's homestay.

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Ba Be National Park is a conservative destination and tourists are expected to dress up modestly.


The Ba Be National Park was established in the year 1992 as Vietnam's eighth national park. The culture and history here are closely related to the indigenous tribes that find a place. Among the villages scattered in this destination are the Coc Toc, Pac Ngoi and Ban Cam villages, which are inhabited by the Tay people of Vietnam. Their houses are simple in construction, with wooden slit houses that lie along the banks of the quiet river flowing here. Local people rely on farming and fishing for sustenance and are skilful at handloom and handcrafting wooden canoes. You can also experience the traditional music, dance and other art forms of the Tao people here, which is a wonderful encounter in its own right.

Ba Be National Park is best navigated during the daytime hours as the landscape can get dangerous during the night. Hence nightlife here is non-existant.

The best things to invest your money in would probably be the freshly caught fish and local produce, which can be enjoyed in their raw form or as parts of scrumptious delicacies. You can also buy hand woven clothing here which is produced by the local women here. Merchandise can cost about VND 10,000-20,000 here.

Cash is the most viable form of currency here.

No Banks or ATMs are present in Ba Be National Park, so make sure you carry enough cash before you arrive in this destination.

Shoestring Budget: VND 906,672 /day Comfortable Budget: VND 2,266,566 /day Luxury Traveller: VND 3,407,686

Ba Be National Park has a culture of farming and fishing, and hence you will find a rich variety of Vietnamese food here. Lon Cap Nac is a spicy treat made out of pork and is a delightful accompaniment of chayote served with sesame, which is a vegetable based preparation. Rice is the most popular form of carbohydrate consumed here and is readily available. You can enjoy these dishes at the various home stays here such as Ba Be Lake View and Mr Linh's Homestay. Food can cost from VND 20,000- 65,000.


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