Don’t Miss The Trip To Hoang Lien National Park And Fansipan Peak

You’ve probably heard a lot about Fansipan Mountain at an altitude of 3143m was dubbed the roof of Indochina?  But, have you ever heard about Hoang Lien Son National Park? I bet we will have more interesting things to talk when you go there and try trekking there!

Hoang Lien National Park is located in the Hoang Lien mountain range belonging to Sapa district (Lao Cai Province) and Than Uyen districts (Lai Chau Province) and includes Vietnam’s highest peak, Mount Fansipan (3,143 m).

White azela flower in Hoang Lien Son National Park.

The park is a huge house of a wide variety of habitat types: elevations below 1,800m support lower montane evergreen forest; elevations between 1,800 and 2,500m support upper montane evergreen forest, elevations between 2,500 and 2,800m support sub-alpine forest, while the vegetation above 2,800m is dominated by stands of dwarf bamboo with scattered, stunted trees. Below 1,000m, the forest has been almost entirely cleared and replaced with anthropogenic habitats, including secondary grassland, scrub and cultivation.

A dragon fly in Hoang Lien Son National Park.

The park is also the house of 347 bird species which have been recorded in and around the nature reserve, including 49 species that are restricted in Viet Nam to north-west Tonkin. There are approximately one third of Viet Nam’s known amphibian species, the highest recorded amphibian species richness of any protected area in Viet Nam. Hoang Lien Son national park are currently known house of around 10% of the amphibian species are globally threatened. Many species of invertebrate discovered at the park are known from nowhere else in the world.

Yellow azela flower.

If you are a favorite adventure travel and you love to discover Vietnam, you should not have to hesitate even more to conquer Fansipan. It’s the highest in Indochina. Covered by the ocean of clouds on Hoang Lien Son range, Fansipan majestically rises to the sky, which seems to challenge the determination and passion of people. People come to Fansipan do not only desire to achieve the dream of conquering the Fansipan peak at 3.143m high, the highest mountain in Indochina but also to take the delight of breathtakingly picturesque nature scenes of North West region.

Sun set in Hoang Lien Son forest

Through the thick and cold fog to reach the Fansipan peak, you will be amazed by the splendid red azalea hiding in the lush green trees and the white clouds. The delicate azalea petals are blown with the wind and drop down on ground, which creates the vividly red carpet of flowers. Not only azalea, the road to Fansipan in the spring will bring you to the stunning beautiful world of Hoang Lien Son mountain range’s beauty with impressively green bamboo and pine forest, the purely white plum flowers and pinkish peach blossom slightly shaking in the wind. In spite of the challenge and drawbacks on the road, the beauty of spring flowers is the precious gift for those determine to conquer Fansipan. At the moment you set your foot on the highest peak of Vietnam, you seem to hold the sky full of clouds in your arms, an unforgettable experience in your life.

I’m sure that besides conquer Fansipan, discover Hoang Lien Son National Park certainly will not disappoint you.

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Bui Thai Ha – TIPC Lao Cai

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