by Lê Thu Quỳnh* THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES: Ten-year-old Wolf loved Lan Hạ Bay and the ‘secret valleys’ surrounded by limestone karst mountains. VNS Photo Thu Quỳnh Were it not for the pandemic, my daughter Wolf and I would have spent the summer travelling to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Chongqing. But with borders closed, we came up with Plan B: visiting five national parks from Việt Nam’s north to south: Cát Bà and Cúc Phương in the north, Phong Nha and Bạch Mã in the central region, and Nam Cát Tiên in the south. The return of COVID-19, however, also put a stop to that. But not before we had at least enjoyed the beauty of Cát Bà National Park. Cát Bà National Park Every summer we plan to go somewhere, so little Wolf can experience the life, culture, and people of different places and pick up the skills needed to live close to nature. We embark upon a trip whenever possible, and Wolf’s first was when she was just a few months old. Spanning more than 150 square kilometres, Cát Bà National Park is one of the best protected areas in the country in terms of biodiversity, with the… Read full this story
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