About 60km to the south of Rach Gia Township, U Minh Thuong National Park is in Minh Thuong district, Kien Giang province. The Prime Minister has upgraded it from the Nature Reserve U Minh Thuong National Park according to the Decision No. 11 /2002 / QD-TTg January 14, 2002.
U Minh Thuong National Park covers an area of 21,107 ha, which core area accounts for 8038 ha, and buffer zone accounts for 13,069 ha. This is the type of tropical forest ecosystems and wetlands which are very rare in the world.
Animal and plant systems in U Minh Thuong National Park is diverse and rich: besides local melaleuca tree (Melaleuca cajuputi), there are over 243 species of higher vascular plants, including many species high wood, such as Bui, Foam, Dau, Tram, Gao, …
With the presence of 32 species of mammals, 186 birds, 39 amphibian reptiles, 34 species of fish, U Minh Thuong National Park has the most plentiful flora and fauna in the area of Mekong Delta. Many animals such as hairy-nosed otters, fishing cats, gray legs pelican, etc are recorded in Vietnam and the world Red Book.
After weaving among the canals by boats, tourists will have the opportunity to explore the bird sanctuary, visit the Mang Doi – the two main tourist routes that have been exploited in U Minh Thuong National Park. Meanwhile tourists can watch a whole corner of the lush, green forests of U Minh Thuong from the hunt watch (to watch the fire).
And if coming to U Minh Thuong National Park, visitors do not forget to enjoy the specialties of flavor river land as the fish, snake or eel and forest vegetables. In order to serve the needs of tourists eating, U Minh Thuong National Park has been equipped with the cafeteria system serving country cuisine.