Bạch Mã National Park

Bạch Mã National Park or Bach Ma National Park is a national park in Thua Thien-Hue province, 40 km from Hue City. The park has the area of 2,030 ha, is mainly located in 2 districts Phu Loc and Nam Dong. Bach Ma peak is at 1, 450 meters above sea level, which is the highest in the park. The Park has many mountains, hills, waterfalls, lakes, animals, and plants. For those who love to find nature, love the wild, simple, quiet beauty, Bach Ma National Park is a treasure. On the following lines, we will introduce 6 interesting things to do when visiting the park you cannot be ignored.

1. Hải Vọng Đài or Hai Vong Dai:

Hải Vọng Đài is at the height of 1,430m, on Bach Ma Mountain peak. In order to reach this top, you will have to conquer the Hải Vọng Đài Trail, one of easiest routes in Bach Ma National Part. At Hải Vọng Đài, you can see four sides of Bach Ma Part. Mountain and hills, Huế City hidden in the clouds, Cảnh Dương Beach, Lăng Cô Bay, Truồi Lake, the paths like white silk, the small houses like dots among green and green…All is the same as a perfect picture that you are fully enjoyed from Hải Vọng Đài.

2. Thác Đỗ Quyên or Do Quyen Waterfall:

The best time to visit Đỗ Quyên Fall is the spring. With the height of about 300m, the waterfall tosses white water foam through year. Looking down from the top of the mountain, you will see mountains and hills. The waterfall is named as Đỗ Quyên because there are many Đỗ Quyên grow on both sides of the falls and bloom in March…

3. Ngũ Hồor Five Lakes Trail:

With a 30-minute walk, this trail will take you to a series of beautiful and lyrical waterfalls beside the poetic pure green lakes. Ngũ Hồ (five lakes) is a collection of 5 lakes at 5 different points. The water in the lakes is very clear and cool. The lakes have the waterfalls, what a beautiful sight. According to many people have been going to the lakes, the third one is the most beautiful one. Do not forget to bring your camera or camcorder because it is sure that the photos you take at the lakes will be beautiful photos that are not easy to get. You can also swim in the lakes if you are healthy and tolerate cool water here.

4. Thác Trĩ Sao or Tri Sao Fall:

Compared the above, the beautiful Tri Sao Fall trail seems to be mentioned less. However, the Tri Sao trail is also attractive as other trails. Besides walking on the smooth walkway, visitors will have an occasion to climb mountains and cross frag forests. The end point of the trip is Tri Sao Fall with flowing water sounds through each stone. The pause of this flow is the clear cool lake, revealing mossy blue stones. If you are lucky enough, you will find somewhere the rare pheasants.

5. Rừng Chò Đen or Cho Den forest:

Coming to this forest you will see many majestic trees growing close together, there are trees with diameter over 1m and over 30m high. Black Parashorea is a large tree species of tree, straight trunk,  tower-shaped canopy. The trees have good wood, pinkish yellow or brownish gray, yellow depending on the site conditions, easy to split, water resistant including salty water. Wood is used for construction, shipbuilding…

On the Cho Den forest trail, you can hire guides to use the leisure and entertainment services in the air by sliding cable lines or climbing on the net tens of meters above the ground. This is an ideal opportunity for you to discover the tropical jungle at the height of the canopy, and to leave unmatched pictures of your mountaineering trips.

6. Trúc Lâm Bạch Mã Zen Monastery or Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery:

Trúc Lâm Bach Ma Zen Monastery is surrounded by Truồi Lake, which is located on Mount Linh Sơn. At Truồi Lake Dam, to reach the monastery, you take about 15 minutes to go to Truồi Lake. Looking around, you will see the white clouds floating on the botton of clear blue lake and watch the statue of Buddha made from stone with the height of 24m and the weight of 1,500 t0ns, sitting meditation on the hill, in mid-lake in front of the Zen Monastery.  Across the lake is the works of the Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery hidden in green trees.

Just stepping up from the 172 steps, the three-entrance gate of the Zen monastery is majestic in the blue sky, white clouds. At this time, you get to watch the architectural works built in harmony with a complex of Ancestor House, Main Hall, Dining House, Bell Tower, Buddha Bone Tower…on green pristine forest. Surrounded by gardens, the forest is a precious tree species, beautiful flowers are collected and cared by the hands of the Buddhist monks and nuns here.

Coming to Bach Ma National Park, with the sight of vast mountain and forest, we will feel ourselves very small, as dissolving with nature. It is a wonderful feeling that we cannot find in the city.

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