Introduction: the Park

The park covers 71,350 Hectares (275 square miles) of lowland tropical forest and swamp in southern Viet Nam and is home to numerous birds and mammals. It is approximately 160 km (100 miles) north east of Ho Chi Minh City, from which it is accessible in 3-4 hours. One of Vietnam's most important and largest National Parks, it is mostly situated at the northern edge of Đông Nam Bô (South-eastern) region, but includes southern edge of Tây Nguyên (the Western Highlands). To add to its conservation value, in the south-west it is contiguous with the Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve. There are many other mammals to see, including: a number of primate species such as the endemic golden-cheeked gibbon, bears, elephant and gaur. Many birds can be found, including such specialities as Germain's peacock pheasant, bar-bellied pitta and the rare endemic orange-necked partridge.

The Park is varied and made up of seasonally flooding grassland and swamp forest. The wetland is bounded to the east, south and west by dense humid evergreen forest with semi-evergreen and deciduous forest in the park itself. To date, more than 1,700 plant species have been recorded, in 170 botanical families.

The fauna of Cat Tien National Park includes: 105 listed mammal species, 351 species of birds, >120 reptile and amphibian species and >130 species of freshwater fish. The park supports nearly 460 species of butterflies and numerous other fascinating insects.

Cat Tien National Park consists of two adjacent segments, separated by agricultural land:

  • Cat Loc is in the north and
  • Nam Cat Tien - which contains the Park HQ and is most often visited

The Park is located in the three provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc and approximately 160 km north-east of Ho Chi Minh City.

N:11°25'24" E:107°25'43"
HQ is 119 m above sea level.

Tel: +84 - 61 3669 228 / 3669 330

As well as the wild life interest there are also several minority communities that have lived in the central valley of the reserve for several centuries.

videos from the Park:


 The Park 

 The People 

 The Forest 




 Reptiles &  

 & fish 





 Getting there 

updated: 26 August 2019 

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