Guidebook Discover the sheer nature of Ba Vi National Park


Discover the sheer nature of Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park is the nearest "green world" to the capital, says Vietnam News. It’s a place where your lungs can “fill with fresh air,” and your eyes can “feast on the trees and lakes.” During the French colonization of Vietnam, Ba Vi was used as a “sort of holiday resort and the ruins of these resorts are still scattered throughout the forests of the mountain,” explains Shy Backpack. “These ruins provide some nice photo ops and are great for exploring on a nice misty-mountain, atmospheric day.”  

Pilgrims and tourists alike usually make the walk to the summit of the Tan Vien peak,” says Vietnam Guide, “where an 11th sacred century shrine stands in memory of the Mountain God.” The three mountain summits in the park are Dinh Vua (the highest at 1,296m), Tan Vien (1,226m) and Ngoc Hoa (1,131m) -- “together they form a three humped crest which is often obscured by clouds at the highest point due to the varied climate at the park.” There are also “superb tropical forest views and vistas all the way to Hanoi” from the peak, while the “fast-flowing Da River is located on one side of the national park,” as well as “several streams running through the park.”

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