|| An Mã temple
||Bà Goá island
|Hua Mạ cave
||Ba Be lake
Ba Be National Park is located in the northwest of Ba Be rural district, 68 km from the northwest of the provincial capital Bac Kan, 250 km north of the capital city Hanoi.
It is established under Decision No.83/TTg of the Prime Minister dated November 10, 1992. This park covers an area of 10.048 ha and surrounding area is Karst limestone mountain with special geological structure so high mountains, caves, lakes and streams formations abound, giving special attraction to visitors.
Ba Be National Park was recognized as one of the World Natural Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia in 2004, a RAMSAR westland ranking 1938 in the world and ranking 3 in Vietnam in 2011 and the beauty spot of national importance in 2012.
As a reserve, Ba Be National Park conserves various scare sources of gene.
The flora in Ba Be National Park consists of 162 families, 672 genera and 1.268 species of tracheophyta plants, of which, 77 cases listed in Vietnam’s Red Data Book, 38 cases in the list of endangered species in world red book and 52 endemic plants such as climbing bamboo, red algae and etc.
The fauna comprises 81 animal species, of which, 27 cases listed in Vietnam’s red data book and 19 cases in world red book; 322 bird species, of which, 21 cases listed in Vietnam’s red book and 6 cases in world red book; 44 reptile and amphibious species including 17 cases in world red book; 106 fish species with 11 cases listed in Vietnam’s red book and 1 case in world red book. In addition, Ba Be is the best natural habitat for 2 primates species such as gibbon (Trachypithecus francoisi) and gibbon (snub-nosed monkey) and an endemic reptile species called Vietnamese salamander (Paramesotriton deloustali). It is also home to various endangered species such as tiger, bear, chamois, wolf and leopard (Panthera pardus).
As an eco-tourism area, Ba Be has over 20 interesting tourist points such as Puông cave, Đầu Đẳng waterfall, Tien river, Ba Be lake, Đền An Mã and Widow Islet, Thẳm Khít, Nà Phoòng and Hua Mạ caves; land routes in primative forest and culture villages namedly Pác Ngòi, Bó Lù, Cốc Tộc, Hin Đăm, Khau Qua, Nặm Dài, Cám Thượng, Cám Hạ...
With its magnificent scenery and unique cultural identity, Ba Be national park becomes eco-tourism area and resort attracting both nationwide and worldwide visitors.
Tourist routes in Ba Be national park:
- River routes:
+ Buốc Lốm boat station
+ Puông cave
+ Năng riverside village (Bản Cám, Bản Tàu)
+ Đầu Đẳng waterfall
+ Na Hang power pool (Tuyên Quang)
- Lake routes:
+ Ba bể lake
+ Bà Goá island
+ An Mã temple and island
+ Fairy Pond
- Forest routes:
+ Land routes in primative forest.
+ Observation tower for sight-seeing.
- Lakeside and village routes.
+ Pác Ngòi village (south lake )
+ Bó Lù village (southwest lake)
+ Cốc Tộc village (southwest lake)
- Mountain village routes:
+ Nà Cọ village
+ Nà Niểng village
+ Vài village
+ Nà Hái village
+ Cám village
+ Hin Đăm village
+ Đán Mẩy village
+ Khau Qua village
+ Nặm Dài village
- Tourist points near Ba Be lake:
+ Nà Phoòng cave (in which Headquarter of Voice of Vietnam located in 1950-1954)
+ Hua Mạ cave (Quảng Khê commune)
+ Silver waterfall (Hoàng Trĩ commune)
+ Vetige: Headquarter of Voice of Vietnam in 1947 (Vài village, Khang Ninh commune)
- Fairy Pond , Hua Mạ cave, An Mã temple, Puông cave, Bà Góa island, Ba Bể lake.