Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and also its largest and most urban city. The city also served as the administrative capital during the French-Indochina era and also during the existence of North Vietnam. Thus the city has been in the forefront of much of Vietnam’s history and is thus one of Vietnam’s top cultural and historic destinations. Also located in Hanoi is Somerset West Lake Hanoi, a luxury residence that offers serviced accommodation in Hanoi.
Located roughly 50km west of Hanoi is the Ba Vi National Park. The Ba Vi National Park is one of the area’s most popular natural attractions, and is also home to the reputed Ba Vi Mountains. The Ba Vi Mountain Range is a large soil-limestone range which is an iconic landmark in Vietnamese folklore and culture. The national park, named partly due to these mountain ranges, is a great place to discover the wildlife and flora of Vietnam.
Spreading over a vast area of 7,370 hectares and formally established in 1991, the Ba Vi National Park is home to numerous tropical and sub-tropical species of wildlife and flora. While you can expect to see many creatures that generally inhabit tropical and subtropical forests, the park is also home to the many rare birds and mammals, as well as two rare species of flying squirrels. All in all, there are as many as 342 species of fauna and 1201 species of flora at the Ba Vi National Park. One of the highlights of this national park is the Orchid Garden that is located closer to the slopes of the Ba Vi Mountains. Another feature of this national park is the presence of multiple hiking treks and pathways along the slopes of the Ba Vi Mountains, making the national park popular amongst hikers and climbers. Many people travel through the park and ultimately make a climb to the summit of the Ba Vi Mountains. The Ba Vi National Park also has a average temperature of 23oC – 40oC, making it an ideal location for a tropical adventure.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+