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
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.
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
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
park supports nearly 460 species of butterflies and numerous
other fascinating insects.
Tien National Park consists of two adjacent segments, separated
by agricultural land:
Loc is in the north and
Cat Tien - which contains the Park HQ and is most often
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.
HQ is 119 m above sea level.
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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: