Bach Ma National Park to be Open Again

By Thu Huong.

Bach Ma National Park was closed to tourists in 2009 for expanding the road to the summit. Work on the road is about to be completed soon and the park is to be open to tourism again in the summer of 2013.

Bach Ma Mountain with the summit of 1,450m above sea level was discovered in 1932 by the French who soon built the area into a hill station for French colonialists to get away from the heat in the Central Region of Vietnam in the summer. At the time, Bach Ma had 139 French-styled villas and the road to the summit of Bach Ma by the French was only of 4-5m wide.

Nghe An Vietnam Recognized as a Global Biosphere Reserve

by Tieu Quy

The area of 1.3million hectares including two nature reserves (Pu Hoat and Pu Huong) and one national park (Pu Mat) to the west of Nghe An Province of Vietnam (in the districts of Con Cuong, Anh Son, Tuong Duong, Que Phong, Quy Chau, Quy Hop, Thanh Chuong and Tan Ky) was listed as a Global Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO on 29th, April 2011. The Global Biosphere Reserve is located in the temperate and tropical climatic zone. Because of the high mountains of the Truong Son Range that influences the circulation of the air, there are big different climatic zones formed in the area.

Vietnam Cat Tien National Park Recognized Global Biosphere Reserve

On 30 June 2011, the United Nations added 18 new sites to its global list of biosphere reserves, bringing the total to 581 in 114 different countries, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported.

Cat Tien is the new name of the former Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve in Viet Nam, which was designated in 2001. Two new core zones have been added to the site, bringing its total area to 966,563 hectares. Cat Tien National Park covers the area of Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc Provinces in southern Vietnam. Cat Tien National Park is 15km north of Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon).

Bach Ma National Park Closed To Expand Road

By Tieu Quy.

News from the authority of Bach Ma National Park is that the Park is closed to tourism till the end of 2011 for expanding the road to the top of the National Park. The current road of 3.5m wide is to be expanded to 5-7m wide. The first phase of the project is done in 2011 and the second is to be finished in 2013.