Pu Luong – a name sounds strange but familiar will be an interesting destination of you today. When you come to Pu Luong – a natural reserve located between Quan Hoa district and Ba Thuoc district of Thanh Hoa province in rice season, you will have an opportunity to immerse in the beautiful landscape of the blue sky, ripe rice, and fresh space. So do not hesitate to book best Asia tour packages to discover Pu Luong right now!
Brief of Pu Luong
Pu Luong is located in Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa districts, in the northwest of Thanh Hoa province, about 130km from Thanh Hoa city, about 25km from Cuc Phuong National Park. Pu Luong borders with Mai Chau, Tan Lac, and Lac Son districts of Hoa Binh province. From the west to the south, it borders the Ma river.
Pu Luong is the appellation named by the Thai ethnic group, which means the highest mountain in the region. Pu Luong is considered to be a valuable nature reserve in terms of science, socio-economy, and ecotourism.
The best time to visit Pu Luong is in 2 periods. The time from late May to early June is the first one when Pu Luong begins in rice cultivation, you will admire green rice plants on terraced fields. Along with the surrounding mountains and forests, the weather in summer in Pu Luong is extremely cool and suitable and it is considered as an ideal place to stay in the hot days.
The second period is from September to October which autumn is coming. At this time, it is the harvest season in Pu Luong with yellow paddy fields. Here, you will witness the scene the people harvest rice with the smell of ripe rice and fragrant straw bringing you a very pleasant and peaceful feeling.
What to do in Pu Luong
Conquering Pu Luong peak
If you are the person who likes challenges, you can conquer Pu Luong peak with the height of more than 1,700m. From Pu Luong peak, you can admire completely the romantic scenery of the mountains, forests, and the valley (located at the foot of the mountain) and enjoy the victory of completing conquering the peak.
Discovering Kho Muong
Kho Muong in Pu Luong
For many foreign visitors, Kho Muong is the ideal starting point for trekking through Pu Luong. Coming to the Kho Muong, tourists will admire not only the scenery and the majestic landscape but also the caves with the mysterious stalactites. From Kho Muong village, you can go along 4 villages of the Muong people. They are Pon village, Thanh Cong village, Cao Hoong village, and Kit village where you can go there to discover the cultural characteristics. Besides, you can follow the trail connecting Kho Muong to Uoi village – Pho Doan to get to Quan village, where there are peaceful and simple houses.
Going to the waterfall in Hieu village
A place which tourists should not miss when visiting Pu Luong is the waterfall in Hieu village. On the way from Pho Doan town, visitors can see a lot of water wheels made by the Thai people. After passing a suspension bridge and a slope on the hill, you will catch the image of an interesting waterfall.
Going to the market in Don street
If you visit Pu Luong on Thursday and Sunday, you should pay a visit to the market in Don street where people go there to trade many interesting products of the Thai and the Muong people such as brocade, Can wine, vegetables, insects, and fresh fruits…
Experiencing the life in Pu Luong
One of the best things when visiting Pu Luong is that you have a chance to experience the life of the local people. Besides, tourists will take part in dancing and singing with the local people in the most relaxing feeling.
Pu Luong specialties
Besides admiring the wonderful beauty of beloved Pu Luong, its specialties will be the most memorable thing for tourists. There are many dishes tourists should try such as bamboo-tube rice, chicken, duck, pork, and forest bamboo shoots… These dishes provide you with the aroma of the forest.
Some specialties in Pu Luong
Where to stay in Pu Luong
Because Pu Luong is a natural reserve and an important tropical forest of Vietnam, Pu Luong does not have hotels but homestays and guesthouses. On the trip to discover Pu Luong, tourists can stay overnight at the spacious stilt houses of the Muong and the Thai people in Lac village, Com Poong village, Hoa Binh village, Dong Dieng village, Kho Muong village, Nua village, Kit 1 village, or Cao Hoong village…
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