Virachey National Park

The Park measures 3,325 square kilometres and spans Taveng and Voeun Sai districts, Siem Pang district, and Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces.

By ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

With photo contributions from Virachey National Park and Choun Phirom.

Virachey landscape and visitors (2006) by Virachey National ParkASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Known for its remoteness, tourists can visit sacred ritual sites, birdwatch, mountain climb, trek, and ride river boats.

Virachey Forest (2006) by Greg McCanASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The Habitat

The park is made up of dense semi-evergreen lowland and montane forests; upland savannah; bamboo thickets; occasional patches of mixed deciduous forests; secondary grass and scrub land formations; and marshes.

Virachey Grasslands (2006) by Veal ThomASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Virachey National Park harbors about 75 per cent of Cambodia’s humid, medium elevation habitats.

Green Peafowl (2006) by Virachey National ParkASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Unique Fauna

Home to species like Germain’s peacock pheasant; Siamese fireback; red-collared woodpecker; sunbirds; flower peckers; hornbills; elegant Siamese pheasants; Shy pitta; wild dog or dhole; Asiatic black bear; Asiatic softshell turtle; Asian giant pond turtle; and impressed tortoise.

Virachey Water Dragon, Virachey National Park, 2006, From the collection of: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
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Reticulated Python, Virachey National Park, 2006, From the collection of: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
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Riverside of Virachey National Park (2013) by ASEAN Centre for BiodiversityASEAN 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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With photo contributions from Virachey National Park and Choun Phirom.

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