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Feb 21, 2016 - Cuc Phong, Vietnam's first National Park

After hitting so many cities and big name sights, Fran suggested an excursion to a national park to see some animals. I'm so glad he did! We really loved our day in nature at Cuc Phong; I noticed that they also do overnight trips as well and hope to come back for a longer stay next time. This park is the first national park of Vietnam, and they are actively involved in wildlife conservation in conjunction with a variety of foreign agencies; I was quite pleased to see several US zoos (including Columbus!) listed on their sponsorship list....

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Oct 25, 2011 - Cuc Phoung on bikes and at night!!

as our second day, we took the ladies advise and hired some bikes and set off for the centre of the park. Here they had another set up of stilt houses, bungalows and a better stocked eatery. The ride was enjoyable, but essentially the same route we did yesterday with an added section. To fill in the extra gap in time, we took off down one of the few paths you don't need a guide. The path took us quite deep into the jungle and further still into primary Jungle. It was also getting dark so we had quite the experience as of until now we hadn't...

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Oct 24, 2011 - Cuc Phoung

Finally we have gone off the tourist track and can most likely say we have been somewhere in Vietnam no one else has. With extra time on our hands we set off for Vietnam's first national park, Cuc Phoung. Because it's off the tourist route, to get here requires local buses then local transport (taxi/moto-taxi). With everything planned we bought our tickets to the nearby town of Nho Quan. What we didn't expect was to get on bus headed to Ninh Binh, we asked and they said they were going to where we wanted, so we felt a bit better but still...

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Jan 5, 2008 - Vietnam - Cuc Phuong National Park via Ninh Binh(Balunn)

We booked our trip from Cat Ba Island to Ninh Binh through our hotel thinking that would make it quicker and easier, but instead of taking the normal one ferry and one bus, they sent us on 3 buses and one ferry. To make things worse, I had bad diarrhea the whole way and vomiting on the bus and taxi. I was too sick to do anything for the whole time in Ninh Binh. We were hoping that I would feel better by 3rd January so we could go on a 16km trek through Cuc Phuong National Park, but I wasn't feeling good enough for doing a big walk so...

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Nov 15, 2006 - Ninh Binh

12th!! Well I got to Ninh Binh after the bus was extremely delayed. Due to Apec they couldn't get the big bus to us so they put some of us in a van and some in a taxi. The taxi got lost!! Go figure! At any rate by the time we got to Ninh Binh it was 11pm instead of 9pm. We got hussled into this guesthouse the Xuan Hoa Hotel. As it turned out it's actuay really very very nice. Awesome people there and very helpful and humourouse. On the bus I met Deanna, who is from Toronto. She's prob in her mid to late 40s I'd say and she had been...

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ORR TRAVELS 2006

Jan 24, 2006 - Vietnam - Cuc Phoung NP

We did a private tour (although travelled part way on a tourist bus!) to Cuc Phoung National Park, Vietnam's oldest park and one of their most important protected areas. We took an 8km hike through fantastic primary rainforest that is so well preserved and protected that it is even illegal to take trees away that have fallen through natural causes like flooding and typhoons. Everything in here has to be left to nature and any interference in that can result in imprisonment. Considering there are still minority people who live in and around...

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Dec 29, 2005 - Ninh Binh

Got picked up by the tour company and then spent the next 2 hours waiting for all the people to turn up. Very typical of Vietnam, apparently - or just a bad tour company. Once on the road we travelled 100km south to a place called Ninh Binh. We stopped off at some temples, don't really know much about them as our guide who was speaking english sounded like he was speaking Vietnamese so we didn't understand anything - neither did anyone else. The temples were pretty run down and not much to look at so back on the bus and we headed on to Tam...

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Oct 30, 2004 - Ninh Binh

Another overnight journey brought us to Ninhbinh, not the Ozzie one of course, but a tatty, industrial town surrounded by amazing limestone karst scenery. We only stayed one night but still managed to take in all the main sites. We rented a motorbike and I drove as I was not in the mood for Debbie's stunts. It is very scary driving here. The rule is there are no rules! You just beep your horn, face forwards and drive. The views out of the city were stunning and again being very lucky with the weather we were able to take a little rowing...

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