The Pu Luong limestone scenery is a region of extraordinary magnificence, culture interest and high biodiversity value extending from Mai Chau in the North to the Cuc Phuong National park in the South East. It is honored with rich timberland, stunning limestone karsts, radiant terraced rice fields and amazing scenery.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve was built in 1999, is approximately 170km from Hanoi. As a nature reserve with an aggregate zone of 17,662 ha, 3/4 of the reserve is essential tropical forest. This is additionally living spot of ethnic Muong and Thai individuals. Pu Luong implies the most elevated pinnacle of the town, in Thai dialect.
Pu Luong and its nature reserve are gradually picking up support in the district and beginning to see more visitor consideration over the generally most popular destinations in the north, for example, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Mai Chau, and Sapa.
Travelling to Pu Luong on the tours of Vietnam is perfect for the nature lovers wishing to escape the bustle of city life and see imposing mountain ranges, intact rivers and waterfalls, poetic villages, and immense valleys of beautiful terraced rice fields. Plus, a tour of a less-visited place like Pu Luong makes it possible to get off-the-beaten-path and appreciate the remote life and taste the local cuisine.
The Pu Luong region gives the perfect opportunity to get to know authentic Vietnam with its remote region and friendly and kind-hearted local ethnic-minority Muong and Thai that have their own interesting cultures and lifestyles.
Pu Luong and its nature reserve is slowly gaining favour in the region and starting to see more tourist attention over the otherwise most famous destinations in the north, such as Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Mai Chau, and Sapa.
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Best time to visit The terraced fields are popular and quite beautiful in Pu Luong valley and to appreciate this region at its most beautiful, you want to travel at the right time of the year. The best time to travel to Pu Luong is between February to May and September to November when the rice harvest season is taking place. This is the time to fully appreciate the multi-layer terraced fields and lush-green landscape that will certainly give the breathtaking photographic moments. Plus, the weather is pleasant at this time of year with a temperature range in the region of 15-30° C. The warmest time is from June to September with highs of up to 38° C, while winter (November-February) can be chilly and cold.
Getting there from Hanoi The travel distance from Hanoi to Pu Luong is in the region of 150 km which makes a journey time of just over 4 hours by private car hire.
Tours to Pu Luong A trip to the Pu Luong Nature Reserve on the Vietnam holiday is a popular 2 or 3-day tour destination for the traveller based in Hanoi, who is looking to escape the city life for the peaceful limestone landscape in the countryside with its high biodiversity value, cultural interest and outstanding beauty. A trekking tour gives the opportunity to explore the rice paddy fields and lush forests. Alternatively, it is possible to cycle through the reserve and stop at several of the small and beautiful villages and appreciate the stunning terrace fields in Kia, Kho Muong, and Hang villages. Also, this type of tour often includes staying in a homestay with a local family for the most authentic experience.
Pu Luong is one of the best places for the off-the-beaten-path adventure that is relatively close to Hanoi and makes it possible to see the more authentic side of Vietnam.