Pu Luong Nature Reserve In Viet Nam

Pu Luong Nature Reserve belongs to Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa districts of Thanh Hoa province. It is about 180km far from Hanoi capital and take you 4 hours to get there. This place is one of the North West tourist attractions that attracts many visitors.

Travelling to Pu Luong, the nature lovers and holiday makers can see nature of the forested hills, the immense valleys of stunning terraced rice fields & poetic villages, the intact rivers & waterfalls, the imposing mountain ranges, and more. The destination owns high elevation and extensive ranges of the tropical evergreen forest-the peaceful home for many floral and faunal species. Besides,you will have chances of meeting kind-hearted & friendly local ethnics of Thai & Muong long-time living there, getting to know their authentic life style & interesting cultures.

There are two times to explore the best of Pu Luong: from late May to early June, when a new cultivation of rice starts, and the harvesting time between September and October.

Sightseeing in Pu Luong nature reserve

Top of Pu Luong: Pu Luong in Thai ethnic language is the tallest mountain in the hood. Top of Pu Luong with the height of 1.700 meters above the sea level, challenges all the tourist who loves trekking and adventures. Standing on the top of Pu Luong, you can enjoy the view of the entire majestic jungle, the enormous rice field and the valley. Everything within your eyesight.

Kho Muong village: Kho Muong is a valley located deep in the core zone of Pu Luong nature reserve. It's less affected by human impact, so it retains its inherent wild and poetic features. Looking down from above, Kho Muong look like a pictureque especially the houses on stilts are located close to the foot of the mountain in the fields of rice, corn and cassava. Surrounding the village is a vast green color of mountains and forests.

Thanks to what nature has favored, people know how to invest in building spacious houses to welcome tourists to visit. Coming to Kho Muong, visitors can admire the natural scenery, experience, learn the culture and customs of the Thai ethnic people, immerse in the rustic life, enjoy the traditional dishes of mountains and forests. Such as Com lam, banana flower mannequin, bitter soup, corn wine...

Son Ba Muoi village: Son Ba Muoi is 3 upland villages of Lung Cao commune. It is about 130 km northwest of the city center and is considered a miniature Sa Pa due to the year-round temperate climate, the average temperature in the year is from 18 - 22 degrees Celsius, sometimes the winter has snow, Summer night temperatures si also very low. Son Ba Muoi is also known as Cao Son. It's located on the top of Pha He, Pha Chien mountain ranges, running parallel to the majestic Pu Luong - Cuc Phuong mountain circuitTourists who want to come to Cao Son must cross the steep forest roads and the murky old forests with many dangers. On bad weather and rain, the road to Cao Son is a big challenge for not only tourists but also indigenous people.

However, once the village is leaning against the mountain, immersed in the beauty of the forest peaches and the unspeakable purple flowers, visitors suddenly forget the difficulties on the way to conquest. harsh nature

Pho Don market

Pho Don market is held on Thursday and Sunday every week. This market is not only trade here but also the place to exchange culture of many ethnics like Kinh, Thai, Muong…The goods here is mostly house made, people can also use their items to trade for other items.


What to do in Pu Luong nature reserve

Trekking: Trekking is best way to discover the beauty of Pu Luong nature reserve. Depend on your health, you can choose a trekking route suitable for you

On the way of trekking, you have chance to sightseeing pure natures spotlighted with the magic hill, colorful terraced rice field, and poetic hamlet with very friendly locals.


Cycling is one of the most authentic ways to explore the breathtaking corners of Pu Luong. When cycling along Pu Luong nature reserve,  the picturesque terraced rice fields, the panoramic valley, and the mountain passes will in your eyesight.


It is popular for locals to use bamboo raft  for crossing the rivers or fishing. You’ll truly love the peaceful feeling when floating through the beautiful Cham River. Besides, images of the simple local farming life around help calm your mind well.


Kyaking is a interesting activity in in Pu Luong’s river, especially during the rainy time. You have chance to through the beautiful riverscape, pass by the simple stilted houses, the eye-catching water wheels as well as the green farmland.


Pu Luong is beautifully natural place where you can escape the bustle of city life. It is suitable for relaxing, see imposing mountain ranges, intact rivers and waterfalls, poetic villages, and immense valleys of beautiful terraced rice fields

What to eat in Pu Luong

The famous specialty in Pu Luong is Co Lung duck. Duck meat is delicious, tender and fragrant, grilled with charcoal.

Besides, enjoying delicious dishes, Thai specialties, you can order the guest house owner such as hill chicken, roasted spring duck, roasted wild boar, sour bamboo shoots, bitter bamboo shoots, forest vegetable soup, blue rice , banana flower mannequin ...