Best national parks in Southeast

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#1 - Cat Tien National Park
Southeast, Vietnam
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Located south of Vietnam, Cát Tiên National Park is one of Vietnam's largest parks. In the past, this area was home to the Ma people and the Stieng people but after the park's establishment, the natives were resettled to Talai village. This park has gone through a lot. During the Vietnam War, large amounts of the park were sprayed by herbicides causing many of its inhabitants to die. One section that is not yet recovered is the bamboo forest. Cát Tiên was also made famous by the discovery of the Vietnamese Javan rhinoceros which are now protected by the VN forest rangers. This park is covered by low land tropical forests which is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Some species that visitors may see include: the golden-cheeked gibbon, sun bears, civets, and wild boars. There is also an abundance of bird species. Keep an eye out for woodpeckers, hornbills and pheasants! Due to the environment of this park and its inhabitants, Cát Tiên is also known to be used for scientific research and observation.Show more