Cuc Phuong National Park Remains at the Forefront of Asia in 2023

Cuc Phuong National Park has been honoured to receive the esteemed award of "Asia's Leading National Park in 2023" from the World Travel Awards.

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The organizers of the World Travel Awards have sent a congratulatory letter to the representative of Cuc Phuong National Park. This prestigious park has been globally recognized as the recipient of the “highest gold standard award”.

According to the Center for Environmental Education and Services, this award is considered the “Oscar of the tourism industry” and further affirms the attractiveness of eco-tourism in Vietnam.

Cuc Phuong National Park, spanning an area of 22,408 hectares across Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa provinces, boasts limestone mountains and a rich biodiversity that includes rare and precious animals and plants listed in the Red Book of Vietnam.

Cuc Phuong Continues To Be Asia’s Leading National Park In 2023
Miss H’Hen Nie and photographer and blogger Ngo Tran Hai An planting forests and greening bare land in Cuc Phuong National Park (Ninh Binh) in March 2023. Photo: Hai An

Competing for this award alongside Cuc Phuong were national parks from across Asia, including Chitwan in Nepal, Fuji-Hakone-Izu in Japan, Kinabalu in Malaysia, Komodo in Indonesia, Minneriya in Sri Lanka, and Taman Negara in Malaysia.

The World Travel Awards is the world’s leading prestigious award, recognizing outstanding names in all fields of the global tourism industry. The Asia-Pacific region awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on September 6th in Ho Chi Minh City.

Cuc Phuong Continues To Be Asia’s Leading National Park In 2023
Photo: Local Vietnam

Cuc Phuong’s landscape, situated on two limestone mountain ranges, supports a rich ecosystem. The park also contains valuable paleontological and anthropological vestiges, such as a 200-230 million-year-old fossilized sea reptile and the remains of prehistoric people who lived in the forest approximately 7500 years ago. The park is also home to the Muong minority people, with a few villages in the park’s periphery preserving their unique culture.

Charlotte Pho