Visitors Delighted by Spectacular ASEAN Heritage of the Truong Son Mountain Range

Located about 30km northwest of Kon Tum town (Kon Tum province), Chu Mom Ray National Park is an attraction not to be missed for those who love to explore the beauty of nature.

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ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range to Impress Many Visitors

Sunshine in a corner of the forest. (Photo: NDO)

Chu Mom Ray is located in two districts of Sa Thay and Ngoc Hoi. Right next to Chu Mom Ray National Park are Cambodia’s Virachey National Park and Laos’ Southeast Ghong Protected Area.

This is one of 94 special-use forests of Vietnam, has the largest area of primary forest, and contains rare genetic resources.

In 2004, Chu Mom Ray National Park was recognized as an ASEAN heritage by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

The flora of Chu Mom Ray is rich and diverse in the number of species and status. This place has about 1,534 species of plants, including 113 rare species of orchids, gymnosperms, oilseeds, conifers, pine, bamboo, rosewood, etc.

This place once marked many fierce battles in the period of liberating the country. Some places in the forest still have traces of trenches, bomb craters, etc.

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

To reach Chu Mom Ray, visitors have to go through a long barren hill, trees and plants are mostly burned for farming. (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

In the dry season, the fallen leaves cover the path. (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

The road through the forest is quite dangerous. (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

There will come a time when you will encounter a flat area on high, called the park of Lagerstroemia tomentosa (a species in the Lythraceae family). (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

On the way, you will come across many old large trees (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

…and many of them are precious and valuable. (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

Without close attention, you may think this is a fallen old tree. In fact, this is just a strangely shaped stump. (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

You will encounter wood decay, a unique natural phenomenon.(Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

“Family” of mushrooms inside a tree cavity. (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

If you are tired, try to enjoy tea with the bamboo of the green forest. (Photo: NDO)

ASEAN Heritage on the Truong Son Mountain Range Impresses Many Visitors

Tracy Dao