Bach Ma National Park Travel Guide – Tips and Recommendations

Bach Ma National Park

Bach Ma National Park in Hue attracts a great deal of attention from travel enthusiasts due to its diverse biological resources, abundant rare flora and fauna, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers who appreciate its pristine and tranquil beauty.

Where is Bach Ma National Park located?

The address of Bach Ma National Park is in Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province, 40km from Hue city and 65km from Da Nang city. Bach Ma National Park is part of the Truong Son Mountains, with many mountain ranges with peaks over 1,000m running horizontally from West to East.

Bach Ma National Park has a total area of nearly 37,500 hectares and is a vast pristine forest with a diverse range of 2,373 plant species and 1,715 animal species, including many rare species listed in the Vietnam Red Book.

According to local people’s stories, the history of Bach Ma National Park dates back to 1932 when it was discovered and explored by a French engineer named M. Girard. It became a famous resort area from 1945 onwards.

The best time to visit Bach Ma National Park

Bach Ma National Park in Hue has two distinct seasons, dry and rainy. According to the travel experience of many people, the ideal time to visit the park is during the dry season, from December to April each year. During this time, the climate is cool and dry, with less rain, making it convenient for outdoor activities such as trekking and swimming.

The rainy season lasts from August to December, during which the climate in Bach Ma National Park is still cool but often accompanied by scattered showers that may affect your travel plans. However, depending on your preferences and schedule, you can choose to visit Bach Ma National Park at any time.

Items to bring when exploring Bach Ma National Park

To fully enjoy your trip to Bach Ma National Park, it’s important to prepare the necessary items. Here are the essential items that you must not forget to bring:

+ Hiking shoes or sneakers for trekking and exploring the Bach Ma forest

+ Travel backpack or canvas bag

+ If you plan to camp, don’t forget to bring your tent

+ Sunscreen and insect repellent

+ Lightweight jacket and comfortable clothes

+ Snacks and drinks.

How to get to Bach Ma National Park?

From Hue

+ Renting a motorbike or car: Starting from the center of Hue city, drive straight on National Highway 1A towards Da Nang. When you reach Phu Loc district, you can follow the signs to Bach Ma National Park Hue until you arrive at the park entrance. Then, purchase your ticket to enter the national park and begin your exploration.

+ Taxi: Taxi is a convenient and safe means of transportation, often chosen by many tourists. From the center of Hue city, it takes about 50 minutes to reach Bach Ma National Park Hue by taxi. Don’t forget to check the taxi service price board before getting in the car, and some reputable taxi companies you can choose from include Mai Linh Taxi, Thanh Cong Taxi, and Hoang Sa Taxi.

From Da Nang

To reach Bach Ma National Park, you will need to travel more than 65km. After passing through Hai Van Pass, you will be on National Highway 1A. Then, you’ll need to ask locals for more information or use Google Maps to find your way to Bach Ma National Park.

Additionally, for the most enjoyable experience and to receive fascinating information about this destination, you can opt for a one-day Bach Ma National Park tour from Da Nang. The service includes transportation, an English-speaking guide, meals according to the program, travel insurance, and more.

Bach Ma National Park Tour

Ways of transportation within Bach Ma National Park area:

When you arrive at Bach Ma National Park in Hue, you can explore the remote mountainous area about 19 km away by two different ways:

+ Hiking: Hiking is the best way to enjoy the natural beauty of Bach Ma National Park. Although the long trek can make your legs tired, you will surely be able to admire the biodiversity and breathe fresh air.

+ Renting a car: If you have limited time or don’t want to get tired, renting a car to explore the entire mountainous area of Bach Ma National Park is an ideal option. The rental price for a car is about 900,000 VND per trip, but it is a reasonable cost to experience all the beauty of Bach Ma National Park.

What makes Bach Ma National Park attractive to tourists?

Visiting Vong Hai Dai

Perched atop the majestic peak of Bach Ma at an altitude of approximately 1,430 meters above sea level, Vong Hai Dai offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the magnificent mountain ranges and lush forests of Bach Ma National Park. From this vantage point, you can also admire the stunning scenery of Lang Co Bay and the picturesque Canh Duong Beach in the distance.

Exploring Ngu Ho (Five Lakes)

When exploring Bach Ma National Park, do not miss the opportunity to visit and discover the tranquil beauty of Ngu Ho Lake, which is located 2 kilometers down from Bach Ma Peak and comprises five stunning lakes at different altitudes. Although all the lakes are breathtakingly beautiful, the third lake is highly regarded by many visitors due to its crescent moon shape.

Water cascades down from a height of 6 meters, creating a magnificent silver-white water curtain that shimmers under the brilliant sunlight, providing a captivating sight.  In addition, visitors can take a refreshing swim in the lake to relieve fatigue and escape the heat of the weather during their trip.

Do Quyen waterfall and Tri Sao waterfall

The Do Quyen waterfall is a must-visit destination when traveling to Bach Ma National Park in Hue. To get to Do Quyen waterfall, follow the signs from Ngũ Hồ Bach Ma and hike up to the top of the waterfall. The waterfall is named after the Do Quyen flower, which grows abundantly on both sides of the waterfall.

Trí Sao waterfall is also an equally attractive spot for taking Instagram-worthy photos, and to get there, you’ll have to hike up the mountain and pass through sparse forests to reach the place where you can hear the sound of water flowing through each rock step, admire the crystal clear water and stunning scenery.

Visiting Truc Lam Zen Monastery

Truc Lam Zen Monastery is located in the middle of Truoi Lake, situated on Linh Son Mountain. From here, you can enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery of Truoi Lake or explore the monastery’s architectural structures such as the main hall, pagoda, monks’ quarters, and meditation hall, which are built in harmony with each other.

Explore the dipterocarp forest

Bach Ma National Park boasts a diverse ecosystem, highlighted by its dipterocarp forest that showcases an array of majestic ancient trees. These trees possess impressively straight trunks, tower-shaped canopies, and a diameter exceeding 1 meter, with heights of over 30 meters.

One can also enjoy amusement services in the air by gliding on cables or climbing on nets that are tens of meters above the ground. Such activities provide an opportunity for visitors to explore the tropical forest while soaring through its canopy and capturing unique photos of their mountainous expeditions.

Bach Ma National Park in Hue is an attractive destination that you should experience when traveling to Hue. With the travel tips provided in this article, we hope you will have a complete and perfect trip to Bach Ma National Park.