January 24, 2024
LÂM ĐỒNG – The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng recently recognised the Bidoup – Núi Bà National Park in Lạc Dương District as a tourism site.
As the core zone of the UNESCO-recognised Langbiang World Natural Reserve, the national park has organised an array of eco-tourism activities to serve both domestic and foreign visitors in recent years.
Under the decision issued by the provincial People’s Committee, the Centre for Eco-tourism and Environmental Education of the national park must comply with current regulations while managing and operating tourism business activities at this site.
The Bidoup – Núi Bà National Park, one of the largest in Việt Nam, is located at the centre of Lâm Viên Plateau, dubbed “the roof” of the Central Highlands region. It has been rated as one of the four biodiversity centres of Việt Nam, one of the 221 important bird areas in the world, and a priority area for the conservation programme of the main mountain ranges of the South Trường Sơn Range (SA3 area).
Spanning more than 70,000 hectares with 91 per cent of the area being primary forests, the national park is rich in flora and fauna. It is now home to more than 2,000 species of plants, 131 of animals and 304 of birds.
Over the past years, the park has organised various tours to raise public awareness of environmental protection, and signed Memoranda of Understanding with travel firms and universities to arrange trips for hundreds of students to study the local nature and culture.
It has welcomed more than 39,000 tourists, including 33,000 domestic. Last year, it hosted 8,231 visitors and gained more than VNĐ2.3 billion (US$93,600) in tourism revenue. VNA