Ba Vi National Park is centered on Mount Ba Vi – an isolated soil-limestone mountain situated about 50 km west from Hanoi. The mountain located in Hanoi city and shared the border with 2 districts of Hoa Binh Province. Mount Ba Vi has three peaks: the highest is Emperor Peak at 1,296m, followed by Tan Vien at 1,226m and Ngoc Hoa at 1,131m.
The national park offers a great escape from the city with cool fresh mountain air in a mystical atmospheric backdrop of clouds, jungle and tropical rainforest. There is also a spa resort nestled at the foot of the mountain offering a host of natural therapies in an absolutely stunning setting.
The three mountain summits are Dinh Vua which is the highest at 1,296m, Tan Vien which is 1,226m and Ngoc Hoa the smallest at 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. Pilgrims and tourists alike usually make the walk to the summit of the Tan Vien peak where an 11th sacred century shrine stands in memory of the Mountain God.
There are also superb tropical forest views and vistas all the way to Hanoi to be enjoyed from this peak. The fast-flowing Da River is located on one side of the national park; there are also several streams running through the park.
In the middle of mountainside, there are many waterfalls flowing down every day and it forms the attractive places such as Khoang Xanh, Ao Vua, Thac Nga, suoi Ngoc…
Ba Vi National Park has 1,209 species of plants, including 21 rare plant species listed in the Vietnam Red Book as Bach xanh, Sen mat, Phi ba mui, De tung soc trang, Hoa tien, Rau hum, Kim tuyen…The animal including 63 species of mammals, with many rare species such as: Cay gam, Cu li lon, white pheasants..
In addition to the legend, Nui Ba Vi is the incarnation of the Tan Vien Son Tinh Holy ,. To remember the merits of him, people set up the temple to worship him at the top of Tan Vien, or called Den Thuong. Den Thuong was ranked historic national culture in February, 2008. In addition to the historical value, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the culture of Van Lang born 18th Hung King and a deeper feeling of love between Son Tinh and Ngoc Hoa Princess.
Ba Vi national park is a primary park with thousands of great and old trees. This primary park is located in the height of above 600 kilometers. This area has kept hundreds of vestiges for more than a century since the French colonist came there. Ba Vi also has a village of Dao people who are one of the minorities in the south. When you get there, it will bring you knowledge about Dao People’s lifestyle and a chance to taste the very delicious dish of bamboo shoot.
Come to Ba Vi country farm
Ba Vi country farm is located 65 km centre from Hanoi on a small hill and lean against Ba Vi mountain range. The country farm is on the west suburb of Hanoi capital which has a very nice and diverse agricultural terrains (forest, lake, pond, spring, lake) which are the symbols for the ancient wet rice cultivation in The Red River Delta.
From the country farm, tourists can gaze with low-ladder rice field and the back is the stretched green of the primary forest of Ba Vi mountain. Come to Ba Vi country farm, tourists also visit cattle farms as well as agricultural village with nice landscape and taste fresh and special foods in warm atmosphere.
Tourists also have the chance to directly take part in agricultural tourist activities like: growing rice, catching fishes by bamboo tools as well as grow and gather forest vegetables or herbs, roast tea and feed ostriches, goats and etc. Tourists also have the chance to visit tea gardens, learn to make honey and take part in eurhythmy exchanges or bamboo pole dances with art teams of Muong and Dao minorities who live near the farm.
To server for the rest of tourists, the country farm has full of space and facilities with modern equipments as well as professional staff.hanoi tours