Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Hidden Treasure in Northern Vietnam
January 24, 2017 287 Views
Located near the remarkable land of Mai Chau, Pu Luong Nature Reserve promises to bring tourists through the magnificent beauty of Vietnam’s mountainous area. Even though Pu Luong has become popular among adventurers, a lot of information about this destination remains hidden. As a result, our post today will uncover all the secrets of Pu Luong Nature Reserve which you need to know.
Activities in Pu Luong
The allure of this destination lies in nature, including various impressive jungles, hills and valleys. On your trip, it is hard to miss the breathtaking scene on top of mountains with green fields, blue sky and vast forests. You should bring along a camera to capture all the beautiful scenes during trekking.
Other than traveling through mountains and hills, we recommend you to visit Cham River and relax in the peaceful nature of Pu Luong. Here, you can explore the unique water transfer system of this region. Bamboo water wheels which transport water from the river to the handmade aqueducts are really interesting to watch.
Authentic Water Wheels
However, it is not the only activity you can do on Cham River. A local team is available to guide you through the river on the one-of-a-kind handcrafted rafts. You will not only contemplate the harmony between river, forests, and mountains but also learn how to paddle the rafts. That will be an exciting experience in your travel to Vietnam.
Exciting Adventure on Cham River
Many people of Vietnam ethnic groups are settling in Pu Luong. As a result, you will encounter various local villages during your trek. The villagers are friendly and welcoming to any tourist visiting their traditional homes. It is a good opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the local especially if you bring a tour guide to Pu Luong.
Traditional Village of Thai People
Although not as famous as Son Doong Cave, Bat Cave or Kho Muong Cave is magnificent enough to amaze visitors. With many stunning stalactite formations, this cave provides photographers chance to discover the beauty of cave systems during their travel to Vietnam.
Entrance of Bat Cave
Accommodation in Pu Luong Nature Reserve
One of the most popular choices for staying in Pu Luong is local homestay. You can easily find a local house in many villages on the way and experience the culture and customs of the local. If you want to see the lives of people up-close, then feel free to spend your night in the village. The hearty meal prepared by the host will certainly warm the heart of the visitor. You can try the Pu Luong Trekking Tour in 2 Days - Overnight at Local Homestay
Homestay in Local House
On the other hand, Pu Luong Retreat has many bungalows which have the great view of the valleys below. Waking up in the morning, you can immerse in nature, see the sunlight slip through the leaves and feel the warm of the sun. The rice terraces and a charming village nearby provide a great scene for a short walk around Pu Luong Retreat. This option is suitable for people who want to stay in a high-quality accommodation and still can enjoy the nature in the region.
Breathtaking View from the Bungalow
Additional Information about Pu Luong
Pu Luong Nature Reserve is located 130 km from the Northeast of Thanh Hoa Province. This National reserve is also only 25 km from Cuc Phuong National Park, which is one of the top 10 National Parks in Vietnam, connected by two limestone mountains.
This is the home of about 600 fauna, including 51 exotic animals such as Delacour's langur or spotted deer, and various floras related to Cuc Phuong National Park. Therefore, nature lovers extremely enjoy their trip in Pu Luong. Besides that, Thai ethnic community has settled here for centuries, creating the unity between human and nature.
Villagers Working on the Fields
Karst topography in the region still contains beautiful caves which added to the diversity of the ecosystem.
- Source: Vietnam Excursions