Yok Don National Park is the largest forest in our country, this is a place that hides many interesting things, unique and unspoiled natural spectacle. So it attracts scientists and tourists come to explore and enjoy the beauty of Yok Don National Park.
Location of Yok Don National Park
Yok Don National Park is located in the two provinces of Dak Nong and Dak Lak. It’s about 40 kilometers north of Buon Ma Thuot city. The park has an area of about 115,545ha. Also It’s a relatively flat topography, of which the two prominent mountains, Yok Don and Reheng. Forests are mainly natural forests, mostly dipterocarp forests. This is the only place in Vietnam where this particular forest type is preserved.
How Yok Don National Park is unique?
According to the survey of scientists, at present, Yok Don has 63 species of mammals, 196 species of birds, 40 species of reptiles, 30 species of amphibians and 464 species of plants. Especially here there is existence. of rare and precious animals. Such as wild elephants, wild buffaloes and giant bulls.
It is known that in Indochina, there are 56 rare animal species, in Yok Don alone, there are 38 species and 17 species recorded in the World Red Book. Like wild elephants, wild buffalo, twisted horns, star incense, chamois, phoenix, … The reason here exists so many animals. Because the forest here is 90% primary forest – an ideal habitat for plants and animals.
It is worth a visit Yok Don National Park
Currently, Yok Don National Park Management Board is making a lot of efforts in managing the biodiversity conservation of the park. Especially in the conservation of rare animal species, but still facing hunting , land encroachment, deforestation and forest fire risk. Besides, the National Park Management Board is also working with local tourism industries to develop more types of eco tourism, research and exploration here.
Top things to do in Yok Don National Park
Travel to Yok Don, you can participate and experience activities that are only available in this Central Highlands, namely elephant riding, crossing the streams with elephants, cycling under the canopy. Dipterocarp forest, canoeing, or hiking, mountain climbing, bird watching… and many other interesting activities.
Visitors can also come to admire the beautiful landscapes here. Such as Seven Branch waterfall. This is also the only place where the Serepok River divides into 7 branches in different directions.
If you want to see the panoramic view of the dipterocarp forest, you should conquer the top of Yok Don – the highest mountain here. This mountain is covered by the green forest among the various dipterocarp forests creating a beautiful space. In particular, this place has a very interesting story that, if, before climbing. If you brings bad intentions such as hunting animals, deforestation, you will get lost and cannot find a way back.
In addition, Yok Don National Park also preserves a lot of cultural values and characteristics of the Central Highlands ethnic groups, where it still preserves the traditional stilt house architecture with beautiful and elaborate carvings. skillful hands and peak creativity of the people here.
Visiting the villages, you also have the opportunity to enjoy traditional dishes. Especially exchange gongs with villagers and feel the passionate and hospitable human love of the people here.