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Rare plants make Hoang Lien National Park attractive to visitors

Hoang Lien National Park is very attractive to tourists for its rare and special plants, including many kinds of flowers

The park also includes Fansipan Mountain, with a height of 3,142 metres.
The park was recoganised as the ASEAN Heritage Garden in 2006. It stretches over Than Uyen and Phong Tho districts of Lai Chau Province and Sapa District of Lao Cai Province.
The park is home to 2,024 types of plants, including 66 listed in the Vietnam Red Data Book and 32 types of rare plants and 11 that are facing the risk of extinction.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to climb Fansipan Mountain and O Quy Ho Pass, as well as explore local ethnic minority people’s culture.
Hoang Lien National Park was also ranked Grade A, the highest level, for biodiversity in Vietnam by the Global Environment Fund.

Plants grow at heights of 2,500 metres
Rhododendron or Do Quyen flower
Chestnut flower
Trees at 2,000 metres
Field mushrooms
A 100-year old oak tree growing at 2,200 metres 
Wild flowers
Only bamboo exists past the height of 2,500 metres
Do Quyen flowers can also exist at the height of more than 3,000 metres


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