Truong Son

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Trường Sơn Mountains
Pù Mát National Park in the Vietnamese part of the mountains

Pù Mát National Park in the Vietnamese part of the mountains

Highest peak Phu Bia ( 2819  m )
location Southeast Asia ; Cambodia Laos VietnamCambodiaCambodia 
Trường Sơn Mountains (Vietnam)
Trường Sơn Mountains
Coordinates 19 °  N , 104 °  E Coordinates: 19 °  N , 104 °  E



The Truong Son Mountains , also known as the Annamite Cordillera , are about 1100 kilometers long mountain range in eastern Indochina on the national territories of Vietnam , Laos and, to a small extent, Cambodia . The name is Dãy (núi) Trường Sơn in Vietnamese , Phou Luang ( ພູ ຫລວງ ) in Lao and Chaîne Annamitique in French .

The mountain range runs parallel to the coast of the South China Sea and separates the Mekong plain from the narrow coastal strip of central Vietnam. The east side of the Annamite Cordillera rises steeply. Numerous short rivers lead from here to the South China Sea.

The highest mountain is the Phu Bia in Laos with 2819 meters . The highest peak in the Vietnamese part is the Phu Xai Lai Leng at 2711 meters . It is located in the northern part of the mountain range. The highest peak in the south of Truong Son is the 2589 meter high Ngọc Linh .

Most of Laos lies on the western side of the mountain range. Exceptions are the Houaphan and Xieng Khouang provinces. Vietnam extends east of the main ridge with the exception of the Tây-Nguyên region.

The Truong Son Mountains are home to some very rare animal species such as the Annamite striped rabbit , the Vietnamese forest cattle and the Annam muntjac . Numerous reptiles and amphibians are also found here, some endemic , some of which have only recently been discovered and scientifically described . These include the Phong Nha-Ke Bang bow-fingered gecko and the three-horned pit viper .

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Individual evidence

  1. Thomas Ziegler: Research into biodiversity in the Vietnam project of the Cologne Zoo: The amphibians and reptiles of Phong Nha-Ke Bang. Journal of the Cologne Zoo, issue 4, 2004, pp. 147–171