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A trek into Vietnam’s oldest national park

A trek into Vietnam’s oldest national park

A poetic view in Cuc Phuong National Park - PHOTOS: HAI DUONG

HCMC - Stretching across Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces, Cuc Phuong is known as the oldest national park in Vietnam. Established in 1962, the park is famed for its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.

The ancient forest, the habitat for some of Asia’s rarest animal and plant species, has lured researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists from across Vietnam and the world.

The following photos depict some wonderful corners in the national park as well as some people contributing their part to the protection of Vietnam’s best known nature reserve.

One of the paths that are shadowed by big trees

This age-old Vu Huong (Cinnamomum parthenoxylon) is 45 meters tall

Another ancient tree with a big hole in its body

Visitors take a rest under the foliage of a centuries-old tree

Butterflies form a unique view

This Frenchman is taking picture of langurs in a big cage

A worker at Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center checks turtle eggs found in the forest

This woman and her daughter from Hoa Binh’s Yen Thuy District often collect plastic waste to earn more and keep the forest clean

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