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ASEAN Heritage Parks

Hoang Lien Sa Pa National Park

Covering 29,845 hectares in Viet Nam’s mountainous province of Lao Cai, Hong Lien Sa Pa National Park contains the country’s highest mountain, the Phan Xi Pang or Fansipan. This mountain has an elevation of 3,142 meters above sea level.

The lowest point in the park is 380 meters, but most of the nature reserve lies about 1,000 meters above sea level.

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Location
Province of Lao Cai
Area
298.45 sq km
Date declared as an AHP
18 December 2003, at the Signing of ASEAN Declaration on Heritage Parks
Other international designations
Habitat types
Contact Information
MR. NGUYEN HUU HANH
Hoang Lien National Park

Unique Flora: Rare plant species include the globally-threatened Fujian cypress (Fokienia hodginsii), and theBac Xanh (green cypress). Other prevalent trees include the endemic Van Sam Hoang Lien pine; Thich Xi Pan; and Thich Sa Pa, and endemic conifers, Amentotaxus yunnanensis; Calocedrus macrolepus; Cupressus duclouxiana; and Taiwania cryptomeriodes.

Unique Fauna: Soc trau (squirrel), doi tai so (bat), and vuon den tuyen tay bac (gibbon). The park also harbors Himalayan species not found elsewhere in Viet Nam, such as the slender-billed scimitar babbler, sapphire flycatcher, Gould’s shortwing, yellow-billed blue magpie, crested finchbill, and white-collared yuhina.

Habitat Types: Forest types include submontane dry evergreen forest; tropical montane deciduous forest; and sub-alpine forest; agricultural land, scrub land and savannah.

Visitors can climb to the summit of Fansipan Mountain, pass through Ham Rong Orchid Garden, visit Sa Pa town and other natural attractions such as the Thac Bac Waterfalls, Thuy Cong Grotto, Gio Cave, Troi Gate, and Truc Forest.

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