Previously, on September 5, the Ministry of Culture and Information and the National Cultural Heritage Council reported to the Prime Minister that this ministry sent Ba Be records to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for recognition of the park as a world natural heritage site.
About Ba Be Lake
Ba Be national park is 40km from Bac Kan Town, 250km north of Hanoi. In fact, the park covers over 10,000ha, with Ba Be Lake as its centre point. The lake is surrounded by limestone forest, and is the realm of many species fresh-water fish. Besides the lake, the park also has many unique sites such as Puong Cave, Dau Dang and Room waterfalls, and the Fairy pond.
This park has up to 1,280 floral species belonging to nearly 140 families. Among these families, there are many rare plants in both the Vietnam and world red books. The park is home to 25 plants listed in the International Union for Natural Protection (IUCN) red book. The local fauna is also very diverse and is listed at more than 600 species, including 66 rare and endemic species such as the great hornbill, a local species of pheasant, and the snub nose languor.
At the end of 2004, Ba Be and three other national parks of Vietnam became ASEAN heritage parks. The others are Hoang Lien in Lao Cai Province, Chu Mom Ray in Kon Tum Province and Kon Ka Kinh in Gia Lai Province.
The fresh water Lake Babe is the only significant natural upland lake in the North of Vietnam with a total surface area of 500 hectares.
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