Pu Luong - Majestic nature and indigenous culture
Pu Luong is a nature reserve located in the northwest of Thanh Hoa province, about 160 km from Hanoi. With an area of 17,662 hectares, this area is home to the Thai and Muong ethnic communities.
The name "Pu Luong" in Thai means "the highest peak of the village". This place converges dense forests, large and small waterfalls, caves and mountains interspersed with peaceful villages and green terraced fields every summer.
To move to Pu Luong, visitors can choose vehicles such as motorbikes, self-driving cars or passenger cars.
How to get to Pu Luong
From Hanoi, visitors can follow two routes: through Mai Chau, Hoa Binh and then go to Co Luong, Dong Dien; or along the Ho Chi Minh route, passing Cuc Phuong, then Cam Thuy and in the direction of Na Meo international border gate. If from Thanh Hoa city, visitors can also choose the Ho Chi Minh trail.
Accommodation in Pu Luong
In Pu Luong, visitors have many accommodation options, from homestays, motels to resorts. For those who love nature and want to learn about local culture, homestays and homestays are suitable choices with prices from 100,000 VND per night.
And those who like to stay in luxury can choose a resort with prices from 300,000 to more than 1,000,000 VND per night. These resorts often do not have televisions or air conditioners, but ensure enough basic amenities, clean and cool.
In the suggested schedule for Pu Luong trip
Pu Luong is an attractive destination for those who love unspoiled nature and want to discover the unique indigenous culture of the Thai and Muong ethnic groups.
Continue with the suggested schedule:
Day 1: Son Ba Muoi - Ban Hieu - Thac Hieu
Morning: Start the journey from Hanoi area to Pu Luong. Pass through rice fields and beautiful villages of indigenous people.
Noon: Arrive at Son Ba Muoi, a traditional Thai village with typical stilt houses. Experience the idyllic life of the locals and enjoy traditional food.
Afternoon: Continue the journey to Ban Hieu - a village famous for Hieu waterfall. Stop to cool off, soak in the natural baths at the foot of the waterfall, relax in the majestic natural space.
Evening: Rest and enjoy the quiet space of homestay or resort in Pu Luong.
Day 2: Climbing Pu Luong - Ban Don
Morning: Climbing Pu Luong Peak - an activity suitable for those who love to explore and love to explore. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Pu Luong with vast forests sand green terraced fields.
Noon: Lunch at Ban Don, a village located in the middle of vast fields. Enjoy delicious traditional dishes.
Afternoon: Sightseeing around Ban Don, learn about the life and culture of the indigenous people. If you want, you can participate in agricultural activities such as farming, harvesting rice, planting fruit trees, ...
Evening: Return to homestay or resort to rest after a long day of exploring Pu Luong.
Day 3: Kho Muong Village - Bat Cave - Pho Doan Market
Morning: Leave Ban Don and continue your journey to Kho Muong village. This is one of the villages with beautiful natural scenery and quiet space.
Lunch: Lunch at the village and enjoy the unique specialties of Pu Luong region such as Co Lung duck, stone snail, hill chicken, sour bamboo shoots, ...
Afternoon: Visit Bat Cave - a ravishing natural cave with unique rocks and rich cave system.
Evening: End the tour and return to Hanoi or the place you have chosen to continue your journey to discover new lands.
Note: In the process of exploring Pu Luong, visitors should respect and protect the environment, culture and indigenous communities.
For a safe and meaningful trip, interact with locals politely and kindly, consult before taking photos of them, and buy local goods to support the community.