Ha Giang introduced three new destinations to attract visitors
Bac Me is trying to become an attractive destination in Ha Giang, next to the familiar names such as stone plateau, King Meo palace, Lung Cu flag pole ...

Ha Giang trekking in Vietnam tour
New attractions in Ha Giang for trekking 2019

Bac Me district is located in the east of Ha Giang, with historical relics of the ancient Cang Bac Me, the Gam river between majestic mountains and villages cultural tourism community. Recently, the People's Committee of Bac Me district held a presentation to travel companies and tourists on the strength of tourism here.

Historical relics of North Vietnam

ha giang new trekking route
In 1992, Cang Bac Me was recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a National Cultural and Historical Monument.

"String" in the French sense means the garrison, the barracks. Built in the early 20th century, Cep Bac Me is a place to detain many revolutionary officers during the resistance war against France. The building is no longer intact but still retain historical significance and become a tourist attraction, when the scene is calm, mossy style, time stamp. Visitors can visit the big space, information house, warehouse, prison ...

Situated on Dragon Hill, in the village of Don Dien, Yen Cuong commune, Bac Me district, the name of Cang Bac Me is the end of the journey to explore the Ha Giang rocky plateau of tourists. If you go from Ha Giang City to the rocky plateau, Lung Cu flag pole, you should follow the road from Meo Vac to Bac Me, then boat ride on the Gam River, then back to Ha Giang city without turning back. about the old road.

This journey is suitable for young people or groups to explore, experience something new.

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Gam river - the green bow of the forest

Song Gam river new trekking place in Ha Giang province
Boat racing festival on the Gam River.

Originated from the 2,000 m high mountains of Yunnan, China, into Vietnam from Cao Bang, Gam River flows through Bac Me create many scenic waterways, mountains and poetic forests. Between the two sides of the hills, Gam river as a bow over 200 km long flowing through Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, then enter the river with Ca to the majestic Lo River.

The blue color is typical of the mountainous Ha Giang River, but the Gam River is not as dangerous as the Nho Que River. Therefore, the flow through Bac Me district has become a space for cultural festival - sports, tourism experience of this place.

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Every year, in the watery and quiet season (usually from September to April of the following year), the authorities and people of Bac Me district organize raft races, rain races, river offerings ... the cultural characteristics, attract tourists.

According to the travel companies, Gam River is very suitable for the team tour, teambuilding activities on the water, organizing the game experience, adventure like zipline, kayaking, rafting. Create new discoveries besides watching the natural landscape.

Village cultural tourism community and traditional village

the Dao ethnic minority girls in Bac Me - Ha Giang province Vietnam
The Dao ethnic minority girls in Bac Me.

Visitors to Bac Me can visit traditional handicraft villages, such as Yen Cuong brocade village, Giap Trung handicraft village, Lan village homestay village, Khong village, Noong village. Not only visit the scenic spots, historical relics, visitors experience the culture of ethnic groups here with many activities are preserved as the Red Dao wedding ceremony, high-level ceremony, rain prayers ... It is also a place where you can live with the homestay people in the middle of the village but still qualified to serve tourists.

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Pu Luong Retreat homestay review by TripAdvisor traveler

view from your Puluong Retreat room's balcony - photo by TripAdvisor traveler
view from your Puluong Retreat room's balcony - photo by TripAdvisor traveler: @noiram2016


From ThoXuan airport to Puluong Retreat is so far: It take 3 hours by car. But when you come to Puluong retreat resort, it like a gift of nature.

Read more: How to travel from Hanoi to Puluong Nature Reserve Guide

The smell of young rice mixed the smell of water creates a feeling that is wonderful, difficult to described. I order 2 beers and enjoy it under wonderful sky night- it's very quiet sometime i hear the chirr. I love this moment.

puluong retreat swimming pool in nature
Puluong Retreat's swimming pool. Photo: @Reynald R (TripAdvisor Traveler)

Swimming pool with the nature water from stream is so cold and it not very clean because mosses in the swimming pool.

In the morning you should wake up early (around 5 AM) to look at the beautiful sight of the sunshine bursting out on the cloudy. I love it very much. It is very interesting!

The foods in this resort so delicious and cheap.
If you looking for quiet place and nature, you should choose it.

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Trekking Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai North Vietnam Experience!
Minh Nguyen readers and friends have a 2,997 m Ta Bu Nhuy climbing trip in Yen Bai at the end of October. Here is your share of this exciting trekking trek.
puluong nature reserve trekking tour
The reward at the end.
Previously, I only knew there was a mountain named Ta Chi Nhu located in Yen Bai province. One day, I heard there was a purple flower in the cloud called the spider. The mysterious purple flowers have attracted me to learn more about that jungle. So Ta Chiu was in my exploration plan and four friends.

Section 1: Nghĩa Lộ - Lead Mine
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The road to the Lead Mine has many difficult road. Photo: @Minh Nguyễn
Our motorbike travels 30 km from Nghi Lo to Tram Tau. Next is 10 km from Tram Tau to Lead Mine - the starting point for trekking. In the last 3-4 km, the cobblestone road jutting, one side is the whole rocky stream, the other side is the cliff. We had to wade through 2-3 streams crossing the road, the water only about 20 cm but slippery.
Section 2: 7 hours challenge the climber
In the team there is no one to trekking Ta Bui Nhu. To make sure of the safety of the team, we hire porter Thanh - a young indigenous young people but very fast and enthusiastic. In addition to the guide, Thanh also helped us cook as well as support a part of the tent. In addition to fast food such as bread, canned meat, sausages, dry wafers, noodles, we asked Thanh to prepare two more chicken and one kilo of meat for dinner.

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Fair play to the will and strength of the climber. Over the first 3 hours, we climbed in steep and slippery conditions due to the thick clouds, the humidity is so high that it is always raining.
trekking mu cang chai yen bai vietnam tour
Twilight view of the foot of the traveler. Photo: @Minh Nguyễn

Under such conditions, if you do not have a good pair of trekking shoes, enough friction, thick socks that reduce the friction between your feet and shoes as well as a suit that is water resistant, you will indeed meet. difficult with this leg. Maybe you will give up because the next step is not simple.
At noon, we were halfway to the campsite. Only 3 hours before dark, the group had to move faster. Meanwhile, legs are tired and the scene is so beautiful, everyone just want to stop watching and take pictures.
Section 3: Ta Pu Nhu
As planned by Porter Thanh, we will have to get up at 4am, personal hygiene, breakfast and trekking to Ta Chiu Nhu with 2 hours of climb and one hour down. And the theory is that.
At 4 o'clock, we woke up, under the moonlight of the month, we knew we were lucky because in front of 5 children were beautiful scenery: sea clouds floating in the moonlight bright moonlight. Perfect condition for us to have a sunrise scene on the sea of ​​clouds.
 
trekking mu cang chai vietnam tour in yen bai
The field of purple flowers has died down but still very beautiful. Photo: @Minh Nguyễn
Shrunk noodles dried shrimp hot spicy noodles, grouping up the road from 5h. We do not need a flashlight because the moon is too bright. The group went for an hour, the sun began to dawn when it was not up to the top, we decided to stop at a log halfway up the mountain to watch the sun rise.
Continue for another 1.5 hours, at 7.30, we touched the tip of stainless steel Ta Cu Nhu 2.979 m. Feeling really great seeing the sea of ​​clouds floating in the sun. We are the lucky ones after a long journey.
Trekking trekking trekking 2.979 m (Tram Tau, Yen Bai). Total trekking time: 17 hours (excluding the time spent at the camp). Trekking distance: 45 km. The total cost is 1.7 million VND (~ $75 in total).


  
Review Les Bains De Hieu Ecolodge homestay in Puluong (honest review!)
Les Bains De Hieu Ecolodge homestay in Puluong Nature Reserve


Les Bains De Hieu Ecolodge also owns a beautiful location when surrounded by vast mountains, green grasslands. In the balcony of the house, they also have tea tables and poetry, from here at night when it is light, you can enjoy the warm tea, while enjoying the starry sky in Pu Luong.



View outside Les Bains De Hieu Ecolodge

Inside Les Bains De Hieu Ecolodge homestay in Puluong

If you have a room overlooking the valley, make sure you wake up every morning to see the natural picture Pu Luong is like coming out from a painting. Les Bain de Hieu homestay is really suitable for you to rest, away from the chaos, worries of daily life. Try scheduling and go right to experience this space yourself!

"Heaven in the middle of nowhere" - a Tripadvisor traveler said.
a tripadvisor traveler review about les bain de hieu ecolodge
We stopped there during a moto trip in north Vietnam. The place is so remote that they had to pick us up a the nearest village, but once you are there you feel the magic in the air.

Excellent service from the lovely family, wonderful food too. I loved falling asleep with the sound of the water chute in the background.

Expensive for Vietnam but so much worth it!

 
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Best Motorbike Rental Hanoi: reliable bikes, good prices & tips
Hello,

If you want to go to Pu Luong National Park in Thanh Hoa your should rent a good motorbike for your trip. Here is my guide how to rent good motorbike in Hanoi for you.

Rent good Motorbike to go Puluong National Park safety
Rent good Motorbike to go Puluong National Park safety


If you come from the south can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Tho Xuan Airport (Thanh Hoa Province), then rent motorcycles to Pu Luong about 80 km. By motorbike, you can comfortably stop on the road, or to some attractions not on the road.

You should rent motorbike and make sure your motorbikes are good because the road to Pu Luong has a lot of difficult passage, and quite far.

If you want to hire cheap car in Thanh Hoa province I strongly recommend you should choose motorbike for its flexibility on the road to Puluong Nature Reserve.

You should depart early and watch the time to arrive before dark. In the mountains, so it is quite early evening, about 17h it was like 19h under the swell.

Fill the gasoline before departure.

Bring the drink and food to eat along the road, because there are many places of people life is simple, there is no restaurant for you to choose.


Read more: Best homestays in Puluong Nature Reserve here

On the way, many phone networks and 3G are out of coverage, may also have a Viettel sim so we can also detect Google Maps. You should keep the map, because the road is quite deserted, rarely meet people to ask the road.

I always expect people to travel to leave nothing but footprints. Please do not litter!

To be update...stay tuned!
When is the best time to visit Pu Luong Nature Reserve
best time to visit Puluong Nature Reserve with grass rice field
June to October is great time to come to Puluong Retreat, with sunny days, good weather and fresh air

As "the middle of thousands of big" of Thanh Hoa, Pu Luong not only fascinated visitors by the green or yellowish color of rice, but also the murmur of water in the middle of the forest.

Pu Luong is really an exciting destination with unique natural scenery. Pu Luong is located in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts, about 130 km northwest of Thanh Hoa. Pu Luong beauty with many wild nature, hidden in the fog as the garden hanging on high, always waiting for visitors to enjoy.

The best time to visit Pu Luong is around June and October, when rice rises on the terraced fields on the hillside, dots for the Pu Luong green carpet is rich, peaceful and romantic. In addition, visitors can come here any season of the year to relax with cool space, all year round fog covered in some highland.

Read more: How to travel to Pu Luong

explore Pu Luong Nature Reserve with local


Explore Pu Luong, visitors will have to cross the old, dark forest, mysterious and overcome the rugged, winding road. From these boulevards can see the high mountains with the same message, drop in the soul of the village, the unique stilt houses hidden in the midst of green forests, sink in the mountain dew, clouds sky.

Pu Luong homestays: ecolodge, bungalow.

Along the trails, visitors will come to the Hieu village, Don village, Kho Muong village ... There, the serene stilt house lay close to each other, surrounded by paddy fields that do not stretch to the horizon Mu Cang Chai, but has a humble beauty, simple.

In addition, visitors also explore the traditional cultural activities of the Thai, Muong. This has created a real value for Pu Luong.

Nature river in Puluong Reserve
Nature river in Puluong Reserve.

The most popular trip to Pu Luong is to walk through the core area of ​​the reserve, overnight camping in Don village, enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Cham stream, flowing between the valley far from Ban Cong and District Leaves.

Read more: Puluong Detail Trekking Guide for you

While other mountainous areas almost no longer appear to be the water, here, the water still rotates day and night, bringing water from the canyon to the canals and flowing water. the farrowing of the field.

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Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking Guide for You
terraces in Pu Luong nature Reserve while trekking
Trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve tour

Sapa or Pu Luong Nature Reserve? Hope this indepth guide can help you answer this!


"Pu Luong" in Thai language is the highest peak. Pu Luong Nature Reserve is located in Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa districts, Thanh Hoa province with an area of over 17,600 ha and abundant fauna and flora. With the pristine beauty of tropical forest, this place is one of the Northwest tourist attractions attract a lot of young people. In the past, Pu Luong was only attractive to a small group of friends in the dusty tourist community as it is a rather difficult place to travel.

In recent years Pu Luong is more famous for its pictures of the area. Pu Luong Retreat is more shared online. To facilitate you in discovering Pu Luong, the same team share some information needed for your reference.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve is located in Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa districts, in the northwest of Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam, 130 km northwest of Thanh Hoa.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve is 25 km from Cuc Phuong National Park, which is connected to the tail of Cuc Phuong National Park by two gray limestone mountains running parallel. In the middle are the rice valleys. In the north and northeast of the Pu Luong Sanctuary, it borders on Mai Chau, Tan Lac and Lac Son of Hoa Binh province. Prolonged from the west to the south of the nature reserve is the Ma River, from the border point of Quan Hoa District with Mai Chau District (Hoa Binh Province) through Quan Hoa Township to Canh Nang Town (Ba Thuoc) ).

Read more about Pu Luong Nature Reserve here

When travel Pù Luông?


As a highland area with surrounding primary forests, the climate in Pu Luong is quite pleasant even in the midst of hot summer days. For a comfortable trip, you can consider and arrange exploring Pu Luong at times like

In late May and early June is the beginning of the new crop, the fields and terraces will wear a layer of green, very beautiful and peaceful.

In September and October, these two months are the time when Pu Luong enters the ripe rice season, and all terraced fields on the hillside will turn bright yellow, making Pu Luong bring a wealth of beauty and dreams. dream.

Mid-summer is also a good time to go to Pu Luong (although bad luck can be met with rainstorm in the North), because Pu Luong is lowland limestone mountain, there are many tropical forests and few residents. The weather and the weather here during the summer months are still pretty cool.

Guide to trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve


There are no direct bus services to Pu Luong, so if you want to use public transport to get there, it is very difficult to get there. . The most convenient way you can use personal vehicles (motorbikes, cars) comes from Hanoi. Another option for motorists who love to bike is from Mai Chau (can rent bike in Mai Chau) explore Pu Luong and stay here one night.

Public transport


From Hanoi, you can take the car to Ba Thuoc (Canh Nang Township), usually the car only to the district center, from here about 20km to Pu Luong, you can rent motorbike to enter. here. From Giap Bat and My Dinh bus stations there are car of Hoang Phuong car 0973737778 to Ba Thuoc daily.

Use motorbike

From Hanoi: You can go Pu Luong into a circular arc to avoid going back and forth on the same road. From Hanoi follow Highway No. 6 to Hoa Binh, choose one of the two roads through Lung Van rattan valley or through La Luc Mai Chau to Pu Luong.When coming back from Pu Luong, follow NHL15C and NHL17 to Cam Luong river, go from Ho Chi Minh road to Xuan Mai crossroads (NH6) back to Ha Noi. Come back if you have time or you can combine a day to explore Cuc Phuong. 

From Saigon: if you want to go to Pu Luong you can choose to fly to Hanoi then follow the directions above or fly to Thanh Hoa and rent a motorbike at Tho Xuan Airport, transfer from here to Pu Luong. From the airport to QL15 you will reach Pu Luong, about 100km distance and depending on weather conditions and your ability to ride that can take about 4-5 hours.If you want to combine more tourist sites in Thanh Hoa, you can visit Lam Kinh and Cam Luong. These two locations are on the journey to Pu Luong, but if you follow this route, you need to adjust the route a little, go to QL15 and QL177, the actual distance is almost unchanged.

Where to stay in Pu Luong

Pu Luong is quite large, depending on the journey of the delegation that you can choose one of the people here as the main residence. The most popular type of homestay is the homestay of people in Pu Luong, you will experience the life of the locals, eat and enjoy the specialties prepared by the people here.

Currently, homestay in Pu Luong is mostly located in Co Lung, Thanh Lam, Thanh Son, Lung Cao communes of Ba Thuoc district, Thanh Hoa. If you do not want to sleep in the Pu Luong core area, you can also refer to the list of resorts in Ba Thuoc to find the right place.


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Things to do in Pù Luông

Ban Kho Mường

On the peak of Pu Luong, there is a very primitive and rustic valley named Kho Muong. This is one of the most difficult areas of Thanh Son commune, Ba Thuoc district, but has great potential for natural conditions and cultural traditions to develop community tourism.

Kho Muong is a deep valley in the core area of ​​Pu Luong nature reserve, less influenced by human impact should still retain the very original, poetic features. This is home to 60 Thai ethnic groups, with 230 people. The Muong Village is separated from other villages in the area, about 2km from the People's Committee of Thanh Son Commune, but the way to the village is not simple. Ridiculous travel is a challenge for "travelers" to explore here.


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Looking from above, Kho Muong appears with attractive soul, the floor is located near the bottom of the rice fields, corn fields, cassava. Surrounding the village is a vast green forest. All of them appear as a picture of the place "the first time". The people living in the village mainly live by rice, maize, cassava ... products made only for the daily meal. Thanks to what nature has bestowed, people have known to invest in building spacious houses to welcome visitors to visit. Coming to Kho Muong, visitors can admire the natural scenery, experience, learn the culture, customs and habits of the Thai people, join in the wild life, enjoy the traditional food Gourmet aromas such as rice, banana flower forest, bitter soup, corn wine, sour salt licks and boiled duck meat ...

Kho Mường Cave

Kho Muong Cave in Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Kho Muong Cave in Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Hang Kho Muong is one of the most attractive caves in the cave population discovered in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Limestone blocks formed about 250 million years ago make this cave. The cave is linked to the underground system with a length of about 2.5 km to the north and leads water from Kho Muong through the village of Lung Cao. 

The river system flowing through the cave is a common feature of the Kart Mountains, which creates a connection between the valley basins by the flow of water. Hang Kho Muong is also home to many bats, with at least four species of bats residing in the cave at different times of the year. 
Going deep into the cave, visitors will be able to admire the stone blocks, stalactites and stalagmites with strange shapes such as human figures, trees, animals ... full of different colors, All of them are very lively and special. In a cave deep in the cave there is a large open space that looks like a natural volleyball court, this is one of the highlights of the bat. 


Don village (Thanh Lam commune)

Ban Don, mainly ethnic Thai living with 285 people (80 households). Over the past two years, domestic and foreign tourists have come to Don village more and more. Don has peaceful space, beautiful natural scenery but also enjoy the special food of indigenous people, such as forest shoots, duck grass, wild boar, hill chicken, pumpkin, su ... especially the sincerity, hospitality of the local people.

Son Bá Mười village

Son Ba Muoi is the highland village of Lung Cao. This place is about 130 km northwest of the city and is considered as a miniature Sa Pa with a mild climate year-round, the average temperature in the year from 1822 degrees C, sometimes with snow fall, Dark summer temperatures are also down very low.


Son - Ba - Ten is also known by other names Cao Son, located on the top of Pha He mountain, Pha Chien, running parallel with the circuit Pu Luong - Cuc Phuong majestic. Cao Son is located in the core zone of Pu Luong Nature Reserve and adjacent to Ngoc Son - Ngo Luong Nature Reserve.


Especially, Son - Ba - Ten is quite isolated from the outside, so far preserves many of the ancient Thai tradition, the stilts remain the same traditional mark, expressing the specific characteristics not affected by the. modern architecture from doped outside.

Ban Hieu village 

Hieu is a Thai village located on the banks of the Hieu stream that originates from the peak of Pu Luong. The village consists of more than 100 rak houses scattered along the banks of the stream. Whenever there is a beautiful waterfall, the roof of the floor is thicker than a scene creating a waterfall - the floor is beautiful as water paintings. 
The stream from the beginning to the end of the village is only about a kilometer but there are 5 waterfalls, which are beautiful and no waterfall like any other. Therefore, the people in the village called all the waterfalls is Hieu waterfall and loved it called the "stream Hieu" rather than the Hiao stream as usual.

Hieu Waterfall in Pu Luong

Hieu Waterfall in Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Hieu Waterfall in Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Hieu Waterfall is located in Lang Hieu commune, Ba Thuoc district, in the core area of ​​Pu Luong nature reserve. This is the favorite destination of people and foreign tourists to explore in a few years, 25 km long road from Canh Nang to Hieu village is beautiful because the two fields are terraced fields by the banks of the stream. Via the wooden suspension bridge is the village. Water flows from the Hieu waterfall has many limestone rocks, creating a special water flow in the green, but also create the cohesion between the background and the two sides of the stream. Sometimes it rained heavily, the white water removed limestone powder. This strange characteristic has caused the trees, objects found in the flow are petrified.

The origin of the Hieu stream is from a rocky cave in the limestone range of the Pu Luong - Cuc Phuong limestone landscape, which is a globally important form of the Karst ecosystem, the remaining limestone forest in northern Vietnam. According to people in the stream flowing year round never exhausted.

The length of the cascade is about 800 m. If viewed from the top, the water flows to the middle of the mountain, split into two branches, the two directions in different directions and combined at the end of the line.

Right outside the waterfall there is a natural "pool". After a return trip, visitors should shower here. The water level here is just over 1 meter, the bottom is sand so anyone who adventurous can complete the flight.

This place has formed a tourist site, a system of stilt house for tourists. Located on the stilts with a few pillows, tourists enjoy the scenery of the mountains, enjoy the wonderful time.



Muốn waterfall (Dien Quang Commune)

thac Muon waterfall in Pu Luong Nature Reserve vietnam
Muon Waterfall in Pu Luong

"Thác Muốn" waterfall to be located at an altitude of 500 m above sea level, starting in the rocky ravine on the top of the mountain. Want to have a height of more than 300m flow into the valley of a few hectares wide, then from the mountain slope formed Many cascades cascade successive succession like step ladder. Across the 43 large, small, high, low waterfall with only rocks, water and forest trees cover, streams flow into the Dai Lan River into the majestic Ma River. It is especially interesting when tourists come to Thac Mo can climb to 43 cascades without having to remove sandals because the stone here is sand (like stone grinding), but smooth smooth but not slippery wide sea.

Waterfall is about 20km away from Doan Doan, you can find this place on Google Maps, but remember to specify Waterfall to separate from another waterfall of the same name and same district.

Chợ phiên Phố Đoàn Market

Doan is the name of the market from the French colonial period in Lung Niem commune, Ba Thuoc district, Thanh Hoa province. This is a place for trade of goods and meeting of the Kinh, Muong and Thai ethnic groups in surrounding communes with people in Tan Lac, Lac Son districts, Hoa Binh province.

What makes the attraction for tourists when playing the market is the culture of buying and selling goods of horizontal value. Sometimes, they do not trade in money, such as a chicken can exchange for two dozen eggs with vegetables that are both comfortable and happy. Just "belly appetite" is buy now, rarely bid, demanding challenge.


Pù Luông Mountain

Đây là một trong những đỉnh núi mà dân trekking ở Việt Nam thường chọn để chinh phục. Đỉnh cao 1700m và mất khoảng 6-8 tiếng trong điều kiện thời tiết tốt để có thể lên đến đỉnh. Các bạn có thể dựng trại trên đỉnh để ăn uống nghỉ ngơi qua đêm, hôm sau có thể xuống núi. 


What to eat in Pu Luong Nature Reserve

normal local meal look like this in Puluong National Park
A normal local meal look like this in Puluong National Park

The food in Pu Luong is quite simple, most of the delicious food in Pu Luong you will enjoy at the homestay where you are. The people will prepare all these dishes according to the number of your delegation, the fish meat is laid out on the tray of leaves (leaves), eaten can be rice or sticky rice. 

Pu Luong cuisine will bring out the distinctive features of Thai cuisine with grilled dishes, items, and spices with many flavors of forest and mountains.

Lợn cỏ nướng (grilled pork)

eat grilled pork in pu luong nature reserve
Grilled Pork in Pu Luong

Grass or grass or armpit pigs are special pets of Muong people. To maintain the sweetness of the meat, the pig must be cleaned before the internal organs are removed, and then the meat is not washed with water.  
The meat is mixed into pieces, the same heart, steamed on the wood charcoal, bone cooked with banana forest. Slice the dough, marinate, fish sauce and wrap the grapefruit outside, clamped on the bamboo bar grilled on charcoal.  
Pomelos gravy on the meat, under the heat of coal, golden hunting meat, smelling fragrant. Pork comes ripe, thin slices on green banana leaves. When eating, dip with roasted salt and small seeds.

Gà đồi - Vietnamese chicken

Eat Grilled Chicken in Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Eat Grilled Chicken in Pu Luong Nature Reserve

The chicken is naturally raised, rushing and eating rice so the chicken in Pu Luong will be very fragrant and sweet. This type of chicken boiled and eaten while still hot, with the spices of the local people are delicious. In addition, along with the traditional Thai spices, grilled chicken will leave an impression for any of you to Pu Luong.

Vịt cổ lũng

Eat duck vit co lung in pu luong nature reserve thanh hoa vietnam
"Vit co lung" - Duck in Pu Luong Nature Reserve

The attraction of this duck is small bones, firm meat, lean. Ducks here are raised on the streams, feeding naturally in the water flowing from the rocky mountains, so the meat taste delicious near the far.




Best Pu Luong Trekking Tours for your amazing experiences
Below is best Pu Luong Tours for you
Below is best Pu Luong Tours for you


Pu Luong homestay tour will take you to magician area, you will have a choice to discover local life of Thai people then trekking to remote areas of Pu Luong nature reserve

Unique group tour to reach the hidden Pu Luong Nature Reserve. The best opportunity to discover a beautiful and natural area. There is no better way to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and meet the local people than hiking in the Reserve. You will be impressed by the scenery, the mountains, the rice field terraces and the valley making this place wonderful destination for your. Stay tuned!

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How to travel from Hanoi to Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Here is one stop shop guide how to go from Hanoi to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Stay tuned!

I'll show you how to go Pu Luong Retreat
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From Ha Noi to Pu Luong Nature Reserve by BUS 

Transport from Hanoi to Mai Chau

It is certain that it is not difficult to find a travel agent in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, which can help you arrange a tour package to Mai Chau, but as always, doing it independently is much more rewarding.

Detail Guide to Pu Luong

There are no direct bus services to Pu Luong, so if you want to use public transport to get there, it is very difficult to get there. . The most convenient way you can use personal vehicles (motorbikes, cars) comes from Hanoi. Another option for motorists who love to bike is from Mai Chau (can rent bicycles in Mai Chau) explore Pu Luong and stay here for one night.From Hanoi, you can take the car to Ba Thuoc (Canh Nang Township), usually the car only to the district center, from here about 20km to Pu Luong, you can rent motorbike to enter. here. From Giap Bat and My Dinh bus stations, there is a car of Hoang Phuong car 0973737778 to Ba Thuoc everyday. Utilizing personal vehicles From Ha Noi.

You can go Pu Luong into a circular arc to avoid going back and forth on the same road. From Hanoi follow Highway No. 6 to Hoa Binh, choose one of the two roads through Lung Van rattan valley or through La Luc Mai Chau to Pu Luong.


Read more: Best homestays in Pu Luong for your retreatment trip!


When coming back from Pu Luong, follow NHL15C and NHL17 to Cam Luong river. From there, go along Ho Chi Minh road to Xuan Mai crossroads (NH6) back to Ha Noi. Come back if you have time or you can combine a day to explore Cuc Phuong.From Saigon


How about if you go from Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)?

From Saigon (a.k.a Sài Gòn), if you want to go to Pu Luong you can choose to fly to Hanoi then follow the directions above or fly to Thanh Hoa and rent a motorbike at Tho Xuan Airport, transfer from here to Pu Luong. From the airport to QL15 you will reach Pu Luong, about 100km distance and depending on weather conditions and your ability to ride that can take about 4-5 hours.

If you want to combine more tourist sites in Thanh Hoa, you can visit Lam Kinh and Cam Luong. These two locations are on the journey to Pu Luong, but if you follow this route, you need to adjust the route a little, go to QL15 and QL177, the actual distance is almost unchanged.