Ba Be National Park and Ba Be Lake, which is an area of amazing natural beauty, also exhibit high levels of biodiversity. The combination of mountains, freshwater lakes, caves, rivers and forests; makes this region a paradise for all kinds of amazing flora and fauna.
The park is covered with a thick evergreen forest on a bed of soil rich in limestone. Ba Be Lake, which translates to "Three Lakes", is actually Vietnam's largest freshwater lake and is home to over 100 different types of fish, some of which can be seen floating on the water. The caves that have formed by the erosion of the karsts are also another habitat for the animals of Ba Be.
There are more than a thousand plant species present in Ba Be, some of which are on the Red List of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Vietnamese and foreign scientists believe that the orchid species found in the national park are the most diverse in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Indeed, among the 182 genera of orchids recorded in the park, some endemic species are only found in Ba Be.
The fauna of Ba Be National Park is just as rich and varied as the flora with more than 80 species of mammals, 27 reptiles, 17 amphibians, 322 birds, 106 fish, and 553 insects and animals. 'spiders. Many species are on the IUCN Red List. There are a number of endangered species here including Francois' Langur monkey, Owston palm civet, European otter, Asian black bear, short-tailed pangolin and the pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus).
In terms of aquatic fauna, Ba Be lake and rivers are home to 106 species of fish.
While crossing Ba Be, on foot, by boat or by bicycle, you will surely come across some of these incredible species. It is without a doubt a dream destination for nature lovers.