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ASEAN Heritage Parks

Kon Ka Kinh National Park

The highest point in the park is Kon Ka Kinh Mountain at 1,748 meters above sea level, while the southwest area is below 700 meters. Local people depend on the Park’s resources for their firewood, honey, rattans, and at least 110 medicinal plants.

Kon Ka Kinh National Park covers 41,780 (hectares), and is located in the northeastern region of Gia Lai province within the administrative boundaries of Dak Roong, Kroong and Kon Pne communes (Kbang rural district),Ha Dong commune (Dac Doa rural district), and Ayun commune (Mang Yang rural district).

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Location
Northeastern region of Gia Lai province within the adminstrative boundaries of Dak Roong, Kroong and Kin Pne communes (Kbang rural district), Ha Dong commune (Dac Doa rural district) and Ayun commune (Mang Yang rural district)
Area
417.8 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. NGO VAN THANG
Kon Ka Kinh National Park

Unique Flora: The Park harbors the near-threatened po mu (Fokienia hodginsii) or Fujian cypress, and endemic species such Pinus dalatensis,Craibiodendron scleranthum, Afzelia xylocarpa, Calamus poilanei, Dalbergia cochinchinensis, Dialium cochinchinensis,Alchornea annamica, Baccaurea silvestris,Dendrobium ochraceum, and Bulbophyllum hiepii.

Unique Fauna: Threatened species include Indochina endemics such as buff-cheeked gibbon, douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus), and truong son muntjac (Muntiacus truongsonensis).

Habitat Types: Forest types include mountain evergreen forest, mixed coniferous forest, and broadleaf forest.

Among the waterfalls, springs and lakes that can be found in Kon Ka Kinh National Park, the main attraction is Bien Ho, or To Nung Lake. The lake’s clear waters allow guests to see the fish swimming underwater; this is why the lake is call the “Pearl of Pleiku”.

Visitors of Kon Ka Kinh National Park can also take up activities such as trekking and bird-watching.

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