Travel Guide to Bach Ma National Park in Hue

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Bach Ma National Park

Hue is not only famous for its historical structures, but also for its amazing nature. From above, it easier to see Hue is covered in many shades of green, from the center of the city to the suburb. Especially in the South of the city, where the Bach Ma national park, one of the best Hue natural attractions is located. This area is nature lovers’ paradise, as by coming here, you will be surrounded by all kinds of plants, trees, and wild animals. If you want to live with nature, this is one of the best Hue attractions for you.

1. What to expect in Bach Ma National Park?

As one of the best Hue attractions, Bach Ma National Park have lots of things to discover and enjoy. From the Hue natural attractions to historical structures, you will never be bored here. Here are some suggestions if you are still wondering where to start and what to see.

1.1. The stunning view of Bach Ma National Park

One of the main Hue natural attractions of Bach Ma National Park is the exotic forest on the exclusive mountain. Therefore, hiking, climbing, and camping are the most popular activities when coming here. In addition, there are lots of rare wild animals, thousand kinds of rare birds, hundreds monkey in this forests, so if your hobby is bird watching, then you have come to the right place. And when you get to the top of the mountain, you can see the stunning scenery of Hue, Lang Co beach and many other amazing things from above. The breath-taking scenery is definitely a lifetime memory.

Bach Ma

1.2. Discover the Wildlife of Bach Ma Forest

It would be worthwhile or you to see the valuable floras and faunas that make up the Bach Ma National Park. You can see more than 1400 species of plants and more than a hundred different kinds of mammals and reptiles.

Animals in Bach Ma National Park

Animals in Bach Ma National Park

1.3. Do Quyen Waterfall

This beautiful and majestic waterfall calls the Bach Ma National Park its home. Do Quyen waterfall is about 300 m in height. From the top of the waterfall, you will have a beautiful view of the water falling to the rocks and the surrounding forest below. To make the trip more exciting, you can get to the foot of the waterfall by climbing down more than 600 steps. It may sound like a tiring trip, but it will be a good idea for those who want to challenge themselves. Don’t forget to take some photos to capture the unforgettable moment.

Do Quyen Waterfall in Bach Ma National Park

Do Quyen Waterfall in Bach Ma National Park

1.4. Trekking to Ngu Ho Lake

Ngu Ho comprises of 5 lakes at 5 different levels of height. All of the lakes have their own charm and beauty but the third lake is the most beautiful of them all. There are also waterfalls on the lake, which create an amazing scenery. Sharing these beautiful moments with your friends and family will make this trip even more memorable.

Ngu Ho - Five Lakes in Bach Ma Hue

Ngu Ho – Five Lakes in Bach Ma Hue. Source: tapchimoitruong.vn

1.6. Hai Vong Dai

It is called the sea observation point or the summit of Bach Ma Mountain and is the top point of  Bach Ma National Park. From this point, you can have a great view of the stunning mountains and valley, Hue city, Lang Co bay and more. Moreover, you can stop here to have a rest and light lunch.

Vong Hai Dai on the top of Bach Ma National Park

Vong Hai Dai on the top of Bach Ma National Park

2. Survival guide on Bach Ma National Park

Just remember, going to the Bach Ma National Park is not like going to any tourist attractions in the city. Since it is quite far from the residential area and full of surprise from the wildlife, you may have to prepare for the trip carefully.

2.1. Planning the trip to Bach Ma National Park

It takes a certain time to climb to the top of Bach Ma National Park and get back, and that is why you will have to calculate your journey in advance or you may get really confused and disorganized. First, you should decide how long you will spend here, one of the best Hue attractions. The minimum about is one day, travel time included. Then, you will decide how many attractions you want to visit, whether or not you want to go to other nearby Hue natural attractions on the way back, and if a tour guide is necessary. The next step is choosing the transportation and accommodation based on your budget and condition.

Bach Ma national Park Hue

Bach Ma national Park Hue. Source: Zing.vn

  1. Firstly, you should decide how long you will spend here, one of the best Hue attractions. The minimum about is one day, travel time included.
  2. Then, you will decide how many attractions you want to visit, whether or not you want to go to other nearby Hue natural attractions on the way back, and if a tour guide is necessary. The next step is choosing the transportation and accommodation based on your budget and condition.
  3. The next step is choosing the transportation and accommodation based on your budget and schedule.
  4. Now make sure to stick with your schedule, especially if you choose to go by bus.

2.2. What to bring along

It is a long journey so make sure to keep your backpack light. You wouldn’t want to carry all your belonging to the top of the mountain right? So before going, you should decide carefully what to take and what not. So some necessary things for the trip are:

  • water
  • sun cream
  • swimming suit and towel
  • map
  • lighter
  • anti-bug spray

You can bring some snack, but there are some good restaurants near Bach Ma National Park so it is better not to bring much.

2.3. What to aware of in Bach Ma National Park

There are some important issues that you must remember when going to this Hue natural attractions. Firstly, there are lots of terrestrial leeches which can suck your blood. But don’t worry, if you know how to avoid it, it would be totally safe. Just wear clothes which cover your whole body, and boots, combining with anti-leech spray and you will be leech-proof.  Secondly, the hiking trail could be slippery, so do the stones near the lakes, so just make sure your steps are stable.

In short, Bach Ma National Park is on of the most extraordinary Hue natural attractions. However, it requires physical strength and some preparations. If you could not go there, you can still explore the best Hue attractions with a motorbike for some thrills. Just take Hue city tour by motorbike or Hue street food tour to enjoy Hue like a local.

3. How to get to the Bach Ma National Park from the city center

Bach Ma National Park is 32 km to the South of Hue city, far from the residential area. That is why this is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Even though it may be quite far from for, there are several Hue natural attractions in this area, so it is worth a try. Moreover, it is easy to plan your trip and there are also many options for your transportation.

3.1. Travel by coach or taxi to Bach Ma National Park

This is a convenient travel option. You can buy tickets or hire a private coach at the central coach station in Hue city. Depending on the quality of the vehicle, the tickets will have different prices ranging from 100,000 VND to 200,000 VND for a single round-trip ticket. Otherwise, we recommend the taxi brands such as: Dong Ba, Thanh Cong, Mai Linh, Hoang Sa for your personal use. The price is usually around 25,000 VND  per km.

Taxi Mai Linh in Vietnam

Taxi Mai Linh in Vietnam

Pros

  • Safe: It is always safer to travel in a big coach, especially the tourist coach even the price is not too high. This vehicle is perfect for long journeys like going to Bach Ma.
  • Cheap: If you are traveling with low budget, this could be a perfect option.

Cons

  • No privacy: Sitting in a large coach with more than ten strangers is not really suitable for people who want to be alone, tourists who enjoy quietness or couples.
  • Can’t enjoy the nature on the way: Of course you can have all the nature you want when getting to Bach Ma national park. However, missing the breeze and the scenery on the way is a disadvantage.
  • Time limited: Every bus has its own schedule, so you have to keep an eye on it and make sure not to miss your coach back home.
  • Not flexible: You can get to Bach Ma national park easy, but what if you want to see more? As there are many other best Hue attractions in this area, and you have already gone all the way here.

3.2. Travel by private car to Bach Ma National Park

It will be such an interesting experience for people travelling to Bach Ma national park by private car. I recommend you to check Vietnam Private Car Service or Bach Ma Private Tour with Guides. Driving to Bach Ma National Park from Hue will only take about 50 minutes. Besides, you can stop at some places along the way without paying an extra fee for taking photos.

Hue Car Service

Hue Car Service

Pros

  • Safe: A private car sure will make you feel secure and safe from any harm.
  • Private: This is like an exclusive tour with only your friends or family because you won’t have to face with any stranger like in public transports.
  • Flexible: You can choose your departure time, and you can ask your driver to go to any Hue natural attractions that you want.

Cons

  • Can’t enjoy the nature on the way: Of course you can have all the nature you want when getting to Bach Ma national park. However, missing the breeze and the scenery on the way is a disadvantage.
  • Expensive: Hiring the whole private car for the whole day could cost a lot. If you traveling alone or have low budget, this is not a wise option.

 

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