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Get ready to be overwhelmed by butterflies at this national park in Vietnam

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 11:32 GMT+7

Cuc Phuong National Park, stretching through the Vietnamese provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa, has become a popular destination this 'butterfly season,' for those wishing to be surrounded by the colorful creatures.

With caves, thousand-year-old trees, and animal rescue sanctuaries, the seasonal presence of butterflies between the end of spring and the beginning of summer is just one of many reasons why the park is attracting visitors from all over the country.

The best time to visit is right after a rainy day when kaleidoscopes of butterflies can be easily spotted floating around in the sunlight. 

Visitors can ride their motorbikes deeper into the center of the park and feel like they are flying alongside the butterflies or stop and wait for them to land on their helmets, shoulders, or side-view mirrors.

Cuc Phuong National Park has a variety of butterfly species, including the atlas moth and the swallowtail butterfly.

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A visitor excitedly poses with butterflies. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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The road leading into the park. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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These species usually appear between the end of spring and the beginning of summer. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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The national park has a variety of butterfly species. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Butterflies flying through the park. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A brown butterfly makes landing. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A white living “dried leaf.” Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Butterflies fly around a car. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A butterfly lands on a motorbike driver’s helmet. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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