Chu Mom Ray National Park - Legendary paradise in Kon Tum
|Year of Declaration:||2003|
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Chu Mom Ray National Park is situated in western Kon Tum province, in the Central Highlands, close to the point where Viet Nam, Cambodia and Lao PDR meet.
The Park is named after Chu Mom Ray, which is the highest (1,773 meters) mountain in the region. The park 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.
Major forest types include lowland evergreen forest, lower montane evergreen forest, lowland semi-evergreen forest, bamboo, and grasslands.
The Park harbors two orchid species believed to be endemic to southern Indochina: Coelogyne schltesii and Bulbophyllum amitinandii.
Tigers, the Asian elephant, gaur and banteng have been recorded in the park. The National Park also supports globally threatened and restricted range bird species, including Germain’s peacock pheasant (Polplectron germaini) and the black-hooded laughingthrush (Garrulax milleti).
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Added attractions in the Park include the Seminary, Ethnic Hill Tribe Museum, Wooden Church and Kontum Prison.
|Biological Richness:||• 1,494 species of plants
• 425 medicinal plant species
• 115 species of mammal
• 272 species of birds
• 62 species of reptiles and amphibians
• 20 species of freshwater fish
• 179 species of insects