Discover Pu Luong Nature Reserve On Golden Rice Season

October is the best time to visit Pu Luong, western Thanh Hoa, enjoying the last golden season of the year.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa mountainous districts, is located in the western part of Thanh Hoa province, adjacent to Mai Chau district (Hoa Binh province). This is about 170 km from Hanoi and 130 km from Thanh Hoa City, so you can go to Pu Luong for two days weekend or take Mai Chau to Pu Luong.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve

When is the best time to go to Pu Luong?

High mountainous areas with pristine forests surround, the climate in Pu Luong is pleasant all year round, even in the midst of high summer temperatures.

May 4-5, when the summer begins, the terraces are on the occasion green. In recent years, in April, Pu Luong is also home to a marathon competition that attracts a large number of participants.

September to October is the most beautiful time to attract people photography. This year, in mid-October, the terraced fields in Pu Luong are ripe from outside Ban Cong Commune to the core of the nature reserve such as Don, Hieu, Muong.

How to go to Pu Luong?

Pu Luong Nature Reserve

From Hanoi, to Pu Luong you can choose motorcycles, local bus, autos driving as you like. However, the road is not difficult to travel. So the motorbike is the most suitable for Pu Luong tours, helping you to move more flexible between the attractions. Roads for cars or personal motorcycles are usually from Hanoi along Highway 6 to Hoa Binh. Then choose one of the two ways is through Lung Van Valley, or through Mai Chau and Pu Luong.

Travel by publish bus (Local bus)

You must go to Giap Bat or My Dinh bus station. Then selected route Ha Noi - Ba Thuoc - Thanh Hoa with the price of 120,000 VND per person. You will need get off at Canh Nang (Ba Thuoc, Thanh Hoa). Then you can take a taxi to Pu Luong.

Where to stay?

Currently, Pu Luong has many new places to serve the diverse needs of tourists. From alone, in groups of friends or family. In addition to a rare resort, Pu Luong Retreat is very crowded with reservations, homestay in the villages or hostel around the reserve is also a good choice.

Some cheap accommodation for young people in the group is Pu Luong Hostel, homestay Tho Ha, Dung Xuan, Pu Luong RiceRoad, Pu Luong Tree house, Ly Ha ... Price per night about 150,000 to 250,000 VND every person.

What to eat?

Fried rice in Pu Luong often has specialties such as grilled fish, roasted chicken, roasted lung, fried pork belly, grilled boiled fish. Especially sour bamboo shoots or fried bamboo shoots with salted sauté ...


Pu Luong Nature Reserve

The name Pu Luong in Thai means the highest peak of the village. It is also home to Pu Luong peak 1,700 m high, is a trekking point attracts many visitor. You spend 6-8 hours in good weather conditions to reach the top. So you can choose to camp on the top to eat and rest overnight and then down the next day. From the peak of Pu Luong. From here look down, you will see the spectacular landscape of the valley.

To Pu Luong, no one left the Pho Doan market. It open on Thursday and Sunday every week. Here you not only experience the highland market. But also buy souvenirs from brocade cloth and especially the discovery of local specialty products such as sweet, salty, cool cucumber, fruits, vegetables ...

Villages such as Hieu village, Don village, Kho Muong village ... are also places to visit once in Pu Luong. There are serene stilt-houses on each other, interspersed with mountains and hills, surrounded by terraces that do not stretch to the horizon like Mu Cang Chai, but still have their own beauty.

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