Travel tips for Cuc Phuong


Cuc Phuong National Park is situated on the territory of the province of Ninh Binh, 120km south west of Ha Noi. The total ara of this garden is 25.000 hectares and on the borders of three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa.

Means
From Hanoi, if you go by bus, you should arrive at Giap Bat bus station to take Nho Quan – Me bus which go to Nho Quan station where there is a bus to Cuc Phuong nation park.

From Hanoi, take National Highway 1A toward Ninh Binh , turn right  Gian Khau three-way crossroads ( far from Ninh Binh city 10 km ) along National Highway 12A, go straight Nho Quan town about 2 km and turn left to Cuc Phuong .

From Ninh Binh, follow National Highway 1A to Hanoi, go straight Ninh Binh city 5 km, turn left Hoa Lu Ancient Capital  and move from the spiritual tourism Bai Dinh , Dong Chuong resort lake to Cuc Phuong. Or from Ninh Binh, follow National Highway 1A towards Hanoi to Gian Khau junction, turn left National Highway 12A, go through Nho Quan town about 2km and turn left to Cuc Phuong.
 

From Thanh Hoa city, go down National Highway 1A towards Hanoi, turn left Bim Son town (approximately 3km – 4km), turn right Pho Cat intersection, turn left Trai Ngoc junction to Cuc Phuong.

Accommodation and eating
– Go to Cuc Phuong , you can stay at Cuc Phuong Resort – The hot water resort is far from Cuc Phuong National Park over 2 km .
– Or you can stay at Cuc Phuong National Park. Cuc Phuong National Park has three accommodations, eating and entertainment areas namely Garden gate area, Ma Lake area and the Center area.
 
 
Garden gate area: This is a place visitors can rent equipments serving activities related to forest travelling, mountain bikes, meeting rooms from 40 to 200 seats, and vehicles for transport and laundry. The rooms are modern facilities with closed toilets, air conditioners, TVs and fans.
Stilt houses: provide public easements, hot water and fans.
Separate apartments have closed toilets, air conditioners, TVs and hot water.

Mac Lake area:  offers campfire, ethnic music performances, billiards, fishing, folk games and meeting rooms with a capacity of 200-300 seats. It is far from Garden gate area about 1.5 km.
Separate apartment s: supply luxury and modern accommodations, TVs, hot water, air conditioners and beautiful sceneries.
Publish stilt houses: offer traditional stilt houses, for student groups and groups.

The Center area
Separate apartments: have comfortable rooms, hot water and air conditioners.
Stilt houses: offer simple rooms and public constructions.
Two -storey houses: have simple rooms with 04 single beds.
Public stilt houses: are for big groups.

Sights
When visiting Cuc Phuong, to explore full experiences, you should go visit the old cave first and then the museum of rare animals. After dinner you should join exchange programs such as campfires and arts festivals and sleep at night in stilt houses among the forest. The following morning you will discover some unique attractions such as: Cuc Phuong botanical garden, Cuc Phuong tourist center, Cuc Phuong animal rescue center, Muong mountain villages, Yen Quang Lake and Prince Consort Cave.

Today, at Cuc Phuong forest there are organized tours for visitors namely: 
– Cycling, kayaking and viewing wildlife at night – Duration: 2 days / 1 night (eating lunch and dinner and sleeping at Cuc Phuong National Park).
– Camping in the forest, seeing wildlife – Duration: 2 days / 1 night (eating lunch and dinner and staying at the National Park).

A few things to note
In the rainy season, there are many leeches in Cuc Phuong. To avoid leeches, you should buy DEP medicines in the form of cream. Using DEP applied to sensitive areas such as heads, necks, wrists, legs and waists. DEP makes smell that mosquitoes and leeches are afraid of.

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