Xuan Thuy National Park, the first Southeast Asia’s RAMSAR site, a paradise for birds and nature lovers
Created by alluvium of the Red River, covering an area of more than 12,000ha, Xuan Thuy wetland national park is located 150 km southeast of Ha Noi, Nam Dinh Province, the 50th Ramsar site worldwide (1989) and the first Ramsar site in the Southeast Asia, blessed with mangrove forest, canals, lagoons, and sand dunes, home to 8 different species of ducks, 120 flora species, more than 500 fauna species, and 30 species of reptiles and amphibians, 200 species of birds, dozens of water-birds, many of which are listed in the Red List of the Endangered species
October and March is the perfect time for migratory bird watching when thousands of wild birds migrate here from the North.
The fragrance of mangrove flowers in their blossoming season also attracts honey bees here.
There is a 3.5 km buffer zone where local people raise shrimps, fish and crabs.
If you’re a big fan of tropical plants and birds, then this is an ideal spot to sit back, relax, and watch and listen to the birds singing.
What to expect:
- Tropical jungle trekking and cruising
- Mangrove honey tasting
- Bird watching
- True taste of local hospitality and seafood feast