5 reasons why Ba Be National Park should be on your visit list in Vietnam

If you are considering a trip to Vietnam and you are a lover of breathtaking natural scenery, Ba Be National Park should be a must. Nestled in the northern province of Bac Kan, this natural gem is home to wonders that will delight fans of outdoor adventures. Here are 5 reasons that will make this green paradise an unforgettable experience during your stay.
Did you know ? Ba Be lake is the ideal destination for familiy vacations

Spectacular karst landscapes in Ba Be National Park - Photo : Mr Linh's adventures

1. Breathtaking landscapes

Get ready to be transported into a pristine setting where trails wind through giant bamboo forests and breathtaking karst landscapes. Ba Be National Park is renowned for its spectacular karst landscapes, with towering limestone cliffs, hidden caves and sparkling turquoise lakes. Ba Be lake itself is a true marvel, nestled in the heart of verdant mountains and offering breathtaking panoramic views. But the undisputed jewel of the park remains the Tham Phay cave, nicknamed the Son Doong of the North.

2. Rich biodiversity

Ba Be National Park is a real Noah's Ark, home to an exceptionally rich flora and fauna, with more than 1,000 species of plants and 300 species of animals recorded. You can spot monkeys, Asian black bears, exotic birds and even venomous snakes. Hiking trails allow you to meet this unique biodiversity and observe wildlife in its natural habitat.

Ba Be National Park homes many ethnic villages - Photo : Mr Linh's adventures

3. Fascinating Ethnic Villages

Ba Be National Park is also home to several ethnic minority villages, such as Tay, Nung and Dao. These communities have proudly preserved their ancestral traditions and their way of life in harmony with the surrounding nature. Their villages offer a unique and fascinating insight into the rich local culture and traditions. You will have the privileged opportunity to meet the locals, discover their craftsmanship and delight in their authentic and tasty cuisine.

4. Outdoor adventure activities

Ba Be is truly a paradise for lovers of outdoor activities and nature adventures. You can indulge in kayaking, trekking, climbing or even caving in the heart of this idyllic setting. The park also offers the opportunity to go on a boat trip on Lake Ba Be, to admire the beautiful scenery from a different angle. The tranquility of the place and the breathtaking beauty of the panoramas invite you to contemplation and relaxation, for an unforgettable experience in a little-known and authentic Vietnam.

Ba Be National Park is a Paradise for outdoors activities - Photo : Mr Linh's adventures

5. An off-the-beaten track experience

Ba Be is still relatively unvisited by tourists, making it an ideal destination for those looking for an authentic and off-the-beaten-track experience. You can enjoy the tranquility of the park and immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Vietnam.

How to get to Ba Be National Park

Located about 240 km from Hanoi, Ba Be National Park is easily accessible.
You can get there by various means of transport such as bus, taxi or rental car. Many travel agencies also offer organised excursions to the nature park, including the pioneer in this field: Mr Linh's Adventures. Whichever option you choose, this natural jewel is well worth a visit during your stay in Vietnam.

Ba Be National Park, an off the beaten track destination - Photo : Mr Linh's adventures

Tips for visiting Ba Be National Park

  • While it is nice to visit at any time of the year, it is best to visit Ba Be National Park between September and November or March to May to avoid the rainy season.
  • The park is accessible by bus from Hanoi and Ha Giang.
  • It is possible to rent kayaks, canoes and bicycles in the park.
  • It is important to wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes, as well as sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
  • Although food and drinks are available in the villages in the park, it is recommended to bring your own water.
  • It is crucial to respect the environment and to leave no trace of its passage.


Despite its growing popularity, Ba Be National Park remains untouched from mass tourism, offering a peaceful experience and tranquil exploration of this natural wonder.
So, you're convinced? Add Ba Be National Park to your Vietnam travel itinerary now and get ready for an unforgettable experience in the heart of unspoiled nature.
An adventure full of emotions and discoveries awaits you!

Find here some ideas about what to expect in Ba Be National Park :
Boat tour Ba Be lake 1 day
Tham Phay cave expedition - Trekking, Kayaking Ba Be lake 2 days
Family cycling Ba Be National Park 2 days
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