Chu Mom Ray National Park

Located in an area of medium high mountains in Viet Nam, this legendary paradise is named after Chu Mom Ray (1,773 metres), the highest mountain in the region.

By ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

With photo contributions from The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHP.

Forests of Chu Mom Ray National Park by The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The park covers 566 sq km and is adjacent to Virachey National Park in the Stung Treng and Ratanikiri provinces of Cambodia and the Southeast Ghong Natural Reserve in the Attapeu province of Lao PDR.

Thac Khi Waterfall by The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The park features natural landscapes and beautiful wildlife. The diversity of habitats in the park along with a tropical monsoon climate create a unique ecosystem for its diverse flora  and fauna. Rivers and streams scattered throughout the park divide its complex terrain.

Tree trunk by The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Major forest types include lowland evergreen forest, lower montane evergreen forest, lowland semi-evergreen forest, bamboo, and grasslands.

Group of trees by The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

192 out of 1,895 recorded vascular plants are endangered and are of high scientific value. Threatened species include Cycas micholitzii, Podocarpus neriifolius, and Dalbergia cochinchinensis.

Ungulate (2022) by The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Ja Book Valley in Chu Mom Ray National Park is the largest grassland in Viet Nam. It is home to a variety of ungulates and carnivores. 

Studies show that Chu Mom Ray may be one of the best remaining areas for a number of endangered and vulnerable species such as the dhole, red-shanked douc langur, and northern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon. Other species recorded in the park are the serow, gaur, and leopard cat.

Leopard cat, The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHP, From the collection of: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
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Serow, The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHP, From the collection of: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
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Trees in Chu Mom Ray National Park by The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray AHPASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Wildlife of Chu Mom Ray National Park

• 1,895 species of vascular plants
• 416 species of insects
• 290 species of birds
• 120 species of mammals
• 108 species of freshwater fish
• 42 species of reptiles
• 25 species of amphibians

Trees in Chu Mom Ray National Park 2 by The Management Board of the Chu Mon Ray 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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