Updated  
January, 28 2014 16:00:00

Tourism activities suspended at Hoang Lien National Park

Hoang Lien National Park has been suspended to reduce the risk of forest fires.

LAO CAI (VNS) — All tourism activities at Hoang Lien National Park in the northern province of Lao Cai have been suspended for three months to reduce the risk of forest fires.

The park's management board has announced that trekking to Fansipan, "the roof of Indochina", has also been suspended. During the suspension period, from January 24 until the end of March, no tourist agencies and tourists will be allowed to enter the park.

According to Nguyen Quang Vinh, director of the park, the recent heavy snow in the province damaged many big trees and tourist routes. The plants in the park have withered, increasing the risk of forest fires, he said.

"Our staff will clear and fix the damaged routes as well as improve fire prevention measures to secure the environment and the local people," he told online newspaper VnExpress.

During the three-month period, only forest patrols and local people who have fields inside the park will be allowed to enter the area under the forest patrol's supervision. The local people are prohibited from lighting fires in their fields.

Fansipan, the highest mountain in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range at 3,143 metres, is also the highest peak in Indochina. It is located nine kilometres southwest of Sa Pa Town, a popular tourist destination.

The area, with about 2,024 and 327 flora and fauna varieties respectively, has been recognised as one of the few ecotourism spots in Vietnam. Various tourist companies in the area offer one-to-three day trekking trips to the summit. Most tours take two or three days while some guides can take tourists on a one-day round trip. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.

    Outlook

    Outlook Viet Nam News Monthly Publication

    Sunday

    Sunday Việt Nam News The National English Language Daily