Hoang Lien National Park
Hoàng Liên National Park in the most northern Vietnam houses both an impressive biodiversity and Indochina’s highest mountain, Fan Si Pan. Hoàng Liên National Park is located in Hoàng Liên Son mountain range, close to Sapa town and will be easy to reach if you visit Sapa.
Fan Si Pan thrones with its 3143 meters above sea level. But the latest measurements actually add another 4.3 cm to the previous height, which was measured in 1909. Today, a visit to the top can be done in one day, as a large part of the trip is made by cable car. It is still possible to walk to the top, but it requires a guide and that you spend at least 2 days.
Hoàng Liên National Park is predominantly covered by forest, a forest area that has a diversified fauna system and a mountainous tropical vegetation consisting of rare species of plants that have very high medical values for the local population. The area also houses several of the many ethnic minorities in Vietnam, so a visit to the region also provides an insight into the Vietnamese’s traditional life.