Bach Ma National Park Vietnam is one of Vietnam’s five most beautiful national parks. It is well-known for its serene, mesmerizing natural beauty and its biodiversity. This is the reason why it is likened to a paradise in Hue for those who love nature. Bach Ma National Park gains its renown for having a temperate climate and semi-tropical rainforest splendor, as well as its rich fauna and flora. These features make it a perfect place for travelers to unwind and discover nature’s untamed beauty. Pay a visit to this park in your upcoming trip to see how wonderful it is!
Where is Bach Ma National Park?
Bach Ma National Park is located in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province. It is about 40 kilometers away from Hue City to the South and 65 kilometers away to the North of Da Nang City. This park is a part of the Northern Annamite Range, with many above-1,000-meter-high mountains running horizontally from West to East.
Bach Ma National Park Hue was discovered and explored by a French engineer named M. Girard in 1932. Thanks to its unique habitats and its placement on the biogeographical border between Northern and Southern Vietnam, it is recognized as a park with a high biodiversity and has become one of the best destinations in the Central of Vietnam for nature lovers.
The name “Bach Ma”, which is derived from the white cloud that surrounds the mountain top, means “white horse”. Meadows, bushes, innumerable rivers, and lagoons dot the area at the foot of the mountain. The woodlands get denser as you go higher. The highest peak of Mount Bach Ma is at a height of 1,448 meters, which makes many tourists feel so eager to conquer.
Due to its central location, Bach Ma National Park is easily reachable from both Da Nang and Hue. Particularly, if you depart from Hue City, head to Da Nang via National Highway 1A to see Phu Loc District. Keep going ahead and keep an eye out to your right where you will see a blue sign directing you to the park. Follow the sign and continue straight to reach this place.
Bach Ma National Park Entrance Fee
- To visit and explore Bach Ma National Park, you only need to buy an entrance ticket at the reference price:
60,000 VND/person for adults.
- Children, pupils, students, people with disabilities, and people over 60 years old: 20,000 VND/person.
Ticket price to visit the Bach Ma Village tourist area
- Adult ticket price: 150,000 VND/ticket
- Children under 0.9 m tall are free.
- Between 0.9 m and 1 m3 tall, pay 60% of the adult fee.
- Children over 1.3 meters tall are treated as adults.
Things to do in Bach Ma National Park
Conquer Bach Ma Peak and witness the panorama view from Hai Vong Dai
Hai Vong Dai is a sea observation post located on top of Bach Ma Mountain. From 1450-meter height from sea level, travelers will be blown away by the spectacular view of lush mountains, valleys, lagoons, Lang Co Bay, or even poetic Hue city. To get to Hai Vong Dai, you need to trek a 1,5 km trail, but the amazing view is definitely worth it.
Swim at Ngu Ho
Trekking down 2 km from Bach Ma Peak, travelers cannot ignore the tranquil beauty of Ngu Ho. If you start from Do Quyen villa, a 1-hour trek on steps and on trails in the forest will lead to Ngu Ho. Including 5 beautiful lakes lying on different levels, Ngu Ho is connected to a waterfall, becoming an ideal place for resting and immersing in the clear and clean water after long trekking and exploring.
Trek to Do Quyen Waterfall
Named after the flower Rhododendron (or “Do Quyen” in Vietnamese), Do Quyen Waterfall is among the most alluring landscapes in Bach Ma National Park. Next to the chance to admire the flower blooming, but travelers will never regret watching the foaming waterfall and marvelous mountain scenery here. If you want to have the best view and artful photos of the flower Rhododendron, March to June is the best time to come.
Discover wildlife in Bach Ma National Park
Bach Ma National Park is not only a perfectly peaceful getaway but also a favorite spot for nature-lovers. The flora consists of 2147 species, including a big number of rare and valuable orchids, ferns, and frankincense. Besides, among 1,493 species of animals recorded, there are plenty of new mammal species discovered in Vietnam such as Sao La, Truong Son muntjac, and the giant muntjac. Taking the trail trekking on Bach Ma Park is certainly a priceless chance to see and learn about the rich ecosystem here.
Visit Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery
Located at the foot of Linh Son Mount, Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is an extra highlight of your trip to Bach Ma National Park. Surrounded by Truoi Lake, the monastery can be accessed by a 15-minute boat ride. After 172 steps climbing up to Three-entrance Gate, an open view to the surrounding architectural works and the idyllic lake indeed makes you enchanted.
Bach Ma National Park Accommodation
For a day trip to Bach Ma National Park, bringing along or renting a tent for camping in the park is the most favored option for travelers. For an overnight stay, Bach Ma National Park’s surroundings offer both budget-friendly and luxury accommodations. The most cost-saving one is homestays at the foot of Bach Ma Mountain. If you have a loose budget, better-equipped guest houses or villas at a higher cost of around VND 600,000 – 1,200,000/room would be more comfortable and convenient. Some suggested villas inside the park are Do Quyen, Kim Giao, Phong Lan, Morin, or Bach Ma Villa.
Best time to visit Bach Ma National Park
Bach Ma National Park has pleasant weather. However, the climate is still characterized by the rainy season and the dry one. The rainy season lasts from September to December with high rainfall, sometimes typhoons that are inconvenient for sightseeing, mountain trekking, and other activities.
The best time to have a visit here is summer or early autumn in the dry season when tourists infrequently see rains, the forest path is dryer, very suitable for a jungle walk and outdoor activities. This is also a perfect time to escape the heat from the city and indulge in the fresh air and cool breeze of the green forest.
Bach Ma National Park Map
How to get to Bach Ma National Park?
Bach Ma National Park is 60 km to the South of Hue City, away from the residential area. This is why it is the perfect place to go for nature lovers. Though it could be quite far from the city center, there are various Hue’s natural attractions in this region. Therefore, it’s worth going. What’s more, it’s easy to plan your journey and there are also several choices for your transportation. As among the best attractions in Hue, Bach Ma National Park has plenty of things for Bach Ma National Park Tour from Hue.