List of national parks of Vietnam

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The National Parks in Vietnam (Vietnamese: Danh sách các vườn quốc gia tại Việt Nam) are officially recognized by the Government of Vietnam through decrees. Normally, the national parks located in the territory of multiple provinces and cities are managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, while the national parks located within the boundary of a province or city are managed by the People's Committee of the province or of the city.

The national parks in Vietnam, stretching from the Northern borders to the Southern remote islands, are set up in order to protect the natural ecosystems, flora and fauna, diverse natural landscapes, such as the subtropical rain forests, in Phia Oắc-Phia Đén, the sub-alpine subtropical forests, the evergreen tropical forests to the coastal mangrove forests of Xuân Thủy, Cát Bà, and Mũi Cà Mau, and the melaleuca forests on peat in U Minh Thượng and U Minh Hạ.[1]

Currently, Vietnam has 34 national parks. Cúc Phương is the first national park and was established in 1966 in the area of 3 provinces: Ninh Bình, Thanh Hóa and Hòa Bình. Meanwhile, the latest national park established is Song Thanh (Sông Thanh), setup on December 18, 2020, located in Quảng Nam province. Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is the national park with the largest area, while the mangrove forests in Xuân Thủy National Park are the national park with the smallest area.

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is the only national park in Vietnam recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site (since 2003). In addition, part of Bái Tử Long National Park is also included in the World Heritage Site of Hạ Long Bay. Some other national parks are also on the tentative list of UNESCO Heritage sites, such as Cát Tiên and Cát Bà National Parks on Cát Bà Island, as well as Ba Bể National Park which is a part of the Ba Bể-Na Hang Natural Heritage site. Another proposed heritage site of Vietnam is Con Moong Cave located in Cúc Phương National Park.

List of national parks in Vietnam[edit]

Locations of National Parks of Vietnam
Region Name Year established Area
(ha)
Location
Northwest Hoàng Liên 2002 29,845 Lào Cai, Lai Châu
Ba Bể 1992 7,610 Bắc Kạn
Bái Tử Long 2001 15,783 Quảng Ninh
Xuân Sơn 2002 15,048 Phú Thọ
Tam Đảo 1996 36,883 Vĩnh Phúc, Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang
Du Già 2015 15,006 Hà Giang
Phia Oắc - Phia Đén 2018 10,593 Cao Bằng
Red River Delta Ba Vì 1991 10,815 Hà Nội
Cát Bà 1986 15,200 Hải Phòng
Cúc Phương 1994 22,200 Ninh Bình, Thanh Hóa, Hòa Bình
Xuân Thủy 2003 7,100 Nam Định
North Central Coast Bến En 1992 14,735 Thanh Hóa
Pù Mát 2001 91,113 Nghệ An
Vũ Quang 2002 55,029 Hà Tĩnh
Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng 2001 85,754 Quảng Bình
Bạch Mã 1991 22,030 Thừa Thiên–Huế
South Central Coast Phước Bình 2006 19,814 Ninh Thuận
Núi Chúa 2003 29,865 Ninh Thuận
Central Highlands Chư Mom Ray 2002 56,621 Kon Tum
Kon Ka Kinh 2002 41,780 Gia Lai
Yok Đôn 1991 115,545 Đắk Lắk
Chư Yang Sin 2002 58,947 Đắk Lắk
Bidoup Núi Bà 2004; 64,800 Lâm Đồng
Tà Đùng 2018 20,937 Đắc Nông
Southeast Cát Tiên 1992 73,878 Đồng Nai, Lâm Đồng, Bình Phước
Bù Gia Mập 2002 26,032 Bình Phước
Côn Đảo 1993 15,043 Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu
Lò Gò-Xa Mát 2002 18,765 Tây Ninh
Mekong Delta Tràm Chim 1994 7,588 Đồng Tháp
U Minh Thượng 2002 8,053 Kiên Giang
Mũi Cà Mau 2003 41,862 Cà Mau
U Minh Hạ 2006 8,286 Cà Mau
Phú Quốc 2001 31,422 Kiên Giang

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