NATIONAL PARK WHITE HORSE
Monday, March 26, 2012 5:18:34 AM
Bach Ma National Park is located in central Vietnam in the provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam. The national park covers an area of about 37,487 ha in the districts of Phu Loc, Nam Dong and Dong Giang. It was created in 1991 and extended in 2008 to protect the centre of the last corridor of forest stretching from the South China Sea to the Annamite mountain range at the border with the Lao PDR. With steep mountains and dense forests this area is home to a wide variety of animals and plants. At the base of the mountains there is tropical monsoon forest, above 900 m sub-tropical forest. There are species from both northern and southern Vietnam, and Bach Ma is recognized as one of the areas of Indochina with high biodiversity. Bach Ma mountain peak was the highest point in the park before extention at 1450 m above sea level and is only 18 km away from the coast.
In summer the climate around Bach Ma Peak is cool and this was principal reason for etablishment of BachMa Resort in the 1930's. Here the french built 139 villas, guesthouses. Today we can see some of these villas still remaining in the jungle, which are distroyed in the American War and reclamed by nature.
During the war American Army used the summit as a helicopter-base and the area saw a lot of heavy combats, that unfortunately distroyed some parts of the forest.
Today you can find many interesting plants and animals. The Park is habitat of precious species, which are at risk of extinction.