Nam Cat Tien National Park

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Cat Tien is the name of a the roughly 71,350ha of land located within a winding section of the Dong Nai river through three provinces: Dong Nam, Binh Phuoc and Lam Dong.

It is a tropical primeval forest area with many ancient trees such as banaba, red wood as well as unique species of mammals and birds such as the red feather pheasant, ibis, one-horn rhino and elephants.

Nam Cat Tien National Park
Nam Cat Tien National Park. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nam Cat Tien National Park often attracts researchers, archaeologists, explorers and tourists. At the head of Dong Nai river, archaeologists found a relic temple from Phu Nam culture.

This is a valuable archaeological work that reveals origin of a forgotten kingdom. In November 2001, Cat Tien was recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

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