Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park

Are you wanting to travel to Kon Tum? Do you want to visit the unique Chu Mom Ray National Park? This place is considered an ASEAN heritage site with the highest biodiversity in the National Park system across the country.

Where is Chu Mom Ray National Park?

About 30km northwest of Kon Tum town, located in Sa Thay and Ngoc Hoi districts, is Chu Mom Ray National Park. This place has the highest biodiversity in the system of national parks across the country. Besides, this area has quite favorable traffic conditions, near Yaly Hydropower Plant, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Bo Y international border gate… helping Chu Mom Ray National Park become increasingly known to many tourists. .

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

Chu Mom Ray National Park was formed from Chu Mom Ray Nature Reserve with an area of ​​more than 56,000 hectares. This destination is also the only national park in Vietnam that borders two neighboring countries, Laos and Cambodia. Right next to Chu Mom Ray National Park is Cambodia’s Virachey National Park and Laos’ Southeast Ghong Conservation Area. The entire forest area of ​​this area is about 700,000 hectares, forming a large transnational conservation area, of particular importance for biodiversity conservation in Indochina and Southeast Asia.

Introduction to Chu Mom Ray National Park

The total area of ​​Chu Mom Ray special-use forest is about 54,583.59 hectares; production forest 1,665.64 hectares; buffer zone 188,749 hectares. Including Bo Y and Sa Loong communes (Ngoc Hoi district); Ro Koi, Sa Nhon, Sa Son, Mo Rai, Ya Xier, Sa Thay town (Sa Thay district. This is where ethnic minority communities live, notably the Gia Rai and Ro Mam people.

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

Chu Mom Ray National Park is located at the intersection of Indochina, bordering Cambodia to the west, and Laos to the northwest. Here, there is the Chu Mom Ray mountain range, many rivers, streams, lakes, rapids, etc., creating great potential to create a wild nature reserve with a typical ecosystem of Southeast Asia.

The flora of Chu Mom Ray National Forest is rich and diverse in species and status. According to statistical data, there are about 1,534 species here, including 113 rare species belonging to the orchid family, gymnosperms, dioecious species, cycads, cycads, bamboo pines, rosewood, rosewood…

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

The fauna of Chu Mom Ray National Park records 718 species, including 115 species of mammals, 275 species of birds, 41 species of reptiles and amphibians, 108 species of freshwater fish, and 179 species of insects. Among them, there are 124 rare species listed in the Red Book of Vietnam and the world, typically: red-cheeked gibbons, Truong Son muntjacs, gaurs, Indochinese tigers, elephants, black bears, fire leopards…, false lizards. 4 new stripes, white-edged snake, daisy-fronted snake…, hornbill, peacock, ground eagle…

With biodiversity and many precious genetic resources, in 2004, Chu Mom Ray National Park was recognized as an ASEAN heritage by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

What does Chu Mom Ray National Park have?

The proud point of the National Park is that there are 114 species in the Vietnam and world red books. In particular, the grassland (Ja Book valley) is the largest in Vietnam (more than 9,000 hectares) and has attracted many important species of ungulates and carnivores such as Truong Son muntjac, wild buffalo, tiger, etc. gaur, bison, elephant, black bear, fire leopard… and hundreds of species of reptiles and amphibians.

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

In addition, on high peaks such as Ngoc Vil, Ngoc Tu Ba, Chu Mom Ray peak… are home to many species of primates and arboreal animals such as gibbons, langurs, and precious birds such as hornbills. , land eagles, peacocks… Assessing the biodiversity of the National Park, the Chu Mom Ray National Park Management Board has actively contacted the International Wildlife Fund (WWF) to build the project on preserving precious genetic resources.

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

Visiting Chu Mom Ray, visitors can also visit ethnic minority villages, get acquainted with the H Lang, Gia Rai, Ko Dong, Ro Mam or Bo Rau ethnic groups – one of the ethnic groups with a small population. largest in the great family of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. Visitors will be able to rest in a cool communal house or community house, enjoying Central Highlands dishes such as bamboo-tube rice, can wine, pounded salt and specialty herbs of the people here.

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

The development of ecotourism routes in Chu Mom Ray National Park is associated with the tourism development policy of Kon Tum province. Tourists coming to Chu Mom Ray National Park will have the opportunity to explore the forest and discover historical relics during the resistance war against the US such as the Truong Son road connecting with Laos, the landmark H 67 – base. The base of the heroic Central Highlands soldiers with Sac Ly hill, Phuong Hoang airport…

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

Coming here, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature with many interesting experiences such as: visiting the vast Lo O Forest; Admire the 7-Layer Waterfall with white foam; Go to the Center for Conservation and Development of Creatures to see monkeys, pheasants, wild chickens, pythons, snakes… and see the beautiful wild orchids being preserved; Visit the mysterious Bat Cave with its crowded population of bats; Or stop at Bai Thu, Suoi Ngang, poetic Nang Tien Waterfall…

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

During the journey to explore Chu Mom Ray National Park, you can also enjoy the fresh air amidst the wild landscape, hear the sound of dry leaves rustling, the sound of gurgling streams, the sound of birds chirping, and the sound of the wind. happy… as if blending into a melodious harmony of the great thousands. Here and there are the roots of ancient linden trees and dracontomelon trees; The canopy of po lang and mango trees provide shade; or the fluttering patches of reeds as if waving to visitors…

Explore Chu Mom Ray National Park - a unique ASEAN heritage

Furthermore, Ba Goc village and Le village are also attractive community tourism destinations of Chu Mom Ray National Park, where you can interact and learn about the unique cultural features of the Gia Rai and Ro Mam people. Rest in a cool communal house or community house, enjoy Central Highlands dishes such as bamboo-tube rice, grilled meat, can wine… If it’s October-November every year, when the rice is ripe on the high hills, Far away fields, you can celebrate new rice with the Gia Rai people, or with the Ro Mam people organize a festival to celebrate new rice after harvest…