Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park

Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park contains the single largest forested area in Viet Nam’s Tay Ninh province, making up 26% of the province’s natural forest cover.

By ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

With photo contributions from The Management Board of the Lo go - Xa Mat AHP.

Dipterocarpus alatus Roxb (2022) by The Management Board of the Lo go - Xa Mat AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The park supports a relatively intact lowland ecosystem complex of evergreen forests, semi-deciduous forests, deciduous forests, riverine vegetation, and seasonal inundated grasslands. 

Nepenthes thorelii (2022) by The Management Board of the Lo go - Xa Mat AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Three species of Nepenthes, a genus of carnivorous pitcher plants, have been found in its forests. These are the Nepenthes geoffrayiNepenthes mirabilis, and the elusive Nepenthes thorelii.

Asian openbill (2022) by The Management Board of the Lo go - Xa Mat AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The park has been designated as an Important Bird Area due to the presence of globally threatened birds and restricted-range species. Siamese fireback, and grey-faced tit babbler have been spotted in the forests. It also serves as a stopover for migratory birds.

Asian Small-clawed Otter (2022) by The Management Board of the Lo go - Xa Mat AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Wildlife of Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park

• 705 species of vascular plants
• 203 species of birds
• 128 species of insects
• 89 species of fish
• 84 species of reptiles
• 42 species of mammals

Pygmy slow loris (2022) by The Management Board of the Lo go - Xa Mat AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Aside from birds, primates have also been recorded in the park. These include the pygmy loris and long-tailed macaque, both classified as endangered.  Locals have also reportedly seen silver-haired monkeys and black-shanked douc.

Asian openbill2 (2022) by The Management Board of the Lo go - Xa Mat AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The park is open for birdwatching, camping, and education and research activities.

Observation tower (2022) by The Management Board of the Lo go - Xa Mat AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

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ASEAN Heritage Parks

ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHPs) are protected areas of high conservation importance that provide valuable contributions to safeguarding ecosystems and biodiversity. 

AHPs provide a window to the world, showcasing a wealth of biodiversity that is uniquely ASEAN.

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