ExperiencesNature & AdventureThe wild beauty of Pu Luong - 'miniature Sapa' in Thanh Hoa attracts international visitors
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The wild beauty of Pu Luong - 'miniature Sapa' in Thanh Hoa attracts international visitors

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Hidden behind forests, surrounded by large mountains, Pu Luong valley has a cool climate all year round, favorably named by many tourists, favorably named "Little Sapa in the middle of Thanh country".

Pu Luong is about 170 km from Hanoi, located in Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa districts, Thanh Hoa province. Hidden behind forests, surrounded by large mountains, Pu Luong valley has a cool climate all year round, peaceful and pristine scenery.

Pu Luong is inhabited by the Thai ethnic community, Muong. In Thai, Pu Luong means the highest peak of the village. It has an area of 17,662 hectares, including dense forests, large and small streams, caves and mountains, mixed with peaceful villages, terraced fields.

Pu Luong attracts the most tourists in the ripe rice season: Late April - 6 or September - 11 every year. The rice season here usually arrives late and lasts longer than other destinations in the northern mountains.

In early November, in Pu Luong, there are still many terraced fields planted with unharvested yellow flowers. Golden rice in the autumn sun, creating a beautiful landscape. Image recorded at Báng version. The road to the village winds like a painting.

Currently, Pu Luong is a destination that attracts many international tourists because of its cool, fresh climate, pristine nature and traditional customs of local people. In addition to watching the typical ripe rice season, visitors also enjoy exploring Kho Muong village, experiencing Bat cave. Driving through a zigzag slope, a bit difficult to walk with one side is a cliff, on the other side is a deep chasm, visitors can come to Kho Muong village with stilt roofs, rice fields, corn spread wide.

Walking through the village and rice fields, visitors will come to Bat cave, also known as Kho Muong cave. The limestone stalactites here were formed about 250 million years ago This was once home to many species of bats. The deeper you go into the cave, the more visitors will see a vast space covered with strangely shaped stalactites

Coming to Pu Luong at the end of November, visitors have the opportunity to visit the orange and tangerine orchards in the harvest season. According to relatives, this type of orange and tangerine is grown organically, so it is clean and safe, when ripe, it has a sweet and rich taste.

In Pu Luong, there are many traditional dishes of indigenous people, famous such as Co Luong duck, sloping fish, wild vegetables, stone snails ,... Enjoy with the wine needed. Duck meat here is stocked by people in streams and rice fields, eating only corn, rice and wild vegetables. The duck meat is lean, firm and very fragrant. When boiling, the chef does not need to use any spices to remove the fishy smell. As for the grilled duck, it will be carefully prepared, marinated with many typical spices of Pu Luong. Visitors to Pu Luong love to experience the traditional melody performances of Thai ethnic people.

Currently, many accommodation points in Pu Luong sell combos including Hanoi - Pu Luong round trip car and rooms priced from 800,000 VND/night/person. In addition, guests traveling in groups can rent a private car package or pick up a passenger car priced at 300,000 VND/person/return ticket, a higher quality car costs about 500,000 VND.

In Pu Luong, there are many luxury resorts such as Central Hills, Pu Luong Resort, Pu Luong Retreat, Pu Luong Eco Garden, Pu Luong Hillside Lodge ... These resorts often have terraced views, infinity pools, lovely check-in miniatures. Homestay and community stilt houses are concentrated in Ban Don and Ban Ban, costing about 100,000 - 400,000 VND/person/night.

From November 11, the early morning and night temperatures in Pu Luong are quite cold, visitors should pay attention to bring warm food.

According to VNN

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