Bach Ma National Park
Bach ma is a National park in the Hua Thien Hue province of Vietnam.
Bach ma is a 22,000-hectare national park  Bach Ma is also the name given to the highest1450m mountain in the park. Bach Ma mountain is ony 18 km away from the coast. Within the park are ecotourist, forestry and science departments. There is also a community centre for the local communities who live in the park.
Protected by the government of South Vietnam in 1962. The area was established as a national park around 1991 The forests of the park suffered from the use of Agent Orange and the likes during the Vietnam War.
300m drop waterfall, five tier cascade lake. Forests;tropical and sub-tropical.
High biodiversity; over 350 bird species and 132 species of mammals. Rare red-shanked Douc langurs live here as do eight other species of primates. Recently discovered in this area are the muntjac , and also some of the worlds rarest mammals, the saola . It is thought that Leopards and Tigers may still live in the remote parts of the park
Flora and fauna
The park employs 40 forest rangers to detect and prevent illegal activities such as poaching and logging. The park has a science department to carry research the ecosystems, flora and fauna. Despite the decimation of many species during the Vitnam war, there are still an incredible amount of plants to discover /investigate with potential for use medicines etc.
Bach ma Mountain is the wettest area of Vietnam; 8,000. The foothills have less rain;3,000ml September to December have the most rainfall. February is cool with very little rain. March and April are Dry but high in humidity. Typhoons are a possibility between September and December.
Buses/Train from Hue and Da Nang. Stop in the town Cau Hai and take private motorcycle taxi from Cau Hai to the park's entrance. No Grab available. The park entrance is off Highway 1, located 3 km from the small town of Cau Hai, 40km south of Hue, 65km north of Danang. Cycling and motorcycling to the summit are prohibited (see get arround).
Adults over 16 years old 20,000 VND Children, students 10,000 VND Children under 5 years old free English (and one French) speaking guides can be hired for 150,000 VND per day
Motorbikes and bicycles are not allowed to use the steep 16km summit road. Unless you want to walk, you'll need transportation to reach the guesthouses at the summit and most of the trails. This can be arranged from the park entrance or better in advance by contacting the park: +84-234-3871330, [email protected] see also "Offical website" A private driver costs 750.000 VND for one person (cheaper for more people)
Plenty of insects and fish. There are five waterfalls in the park.
Trekking, (Most trails start near the summit at km16-km19 from the entrance). A nice day trip is to drive up to the summit and hike on small trails to km16, where the driver can pick you up. On the way you do the "Summit trail","Five lake trail" (bring swim suit) and Do Quyen waterfall, which is 300m high. Walking time is less than 3h for 9km, not including brakes. It's a nice hike through the forest. edit
Canteen near the park entrance Restaurants at the summits ecotourism centre
and other services are available in the park via this link From 100,000 VND
There is a small campsite near the summit of Bach Ma.
For your safety, cycles and moterbikes are prohibited on the 16km Bach Ma mountain road. More information is needed here, as to whether this ban applies to the other areas of the park