Pu Luong Nature Reserve

IndochinaGo 03/01/2022

Written by IndochinaGo Team

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Some information about Pu Luong Nature Reserve

What will you see there

How to get there and what is the best time to visit Pu Luong

You are nature lovers and prefer to a tranquil place. The Pu Luong Nature Reserve will be your next vacation. Let’s explore with our IndochinaGo team now as below:

Some information about Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Pu Luong Nature Reserve is a nature reserve located in the two districts of Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc of Thanh Hoa Province. It is about 165 km from Hanoi and it normally takes about 4.5 to 5 hours for the drive there.

The reserve has great biodiversity and it’s home to the minority peoples of Thai and Muong. The destination offers great choices for forest trekking, biking or hiking through the rice paddy fields, visiting the water wheels put along the fresh stream. Rafting could also be available depending on the season.

It’s a great place to have a cup of coffee or tea, overlooking to the great view of the paddy fields, the mountains and the villages

What will you see there

Various hiking options are available for all levels. You could pick up the right choice which suits you best, either a half day or full day.

The path windsurfing through the terrace rice fields:

Surround yourself with the smell from the rice fields and the sounds from both the field and the mountain:

Overlooking down the village from the hill:

You could also visit some of the villages of the friendly Thai and Muong.

Bamboo water pumps scattered along the way. People use them to supply water for the rice fields:

Rafting is available, too:

There are great options for accommodation in Pu Luong area. First choice is Pu Luong Retreat.

At Pu Luong Retreat: you could choose the private bungalow for your best enjoyment and privacy. For budget travelers, using their shared comfy stilt house.


Pu Luong Retreat – main pool

Pu Luong Retreat – private bedroom

Pu Luong Retreat – view from the balcony of the Bungalow.

Shared comfy stilt house. This photo is taken from retreat’s website.

Pu Luong EcoGarden swimming pool

Pu Luong EcoGarden – rose bushes in front of the rooms

How to get there and what is the best time to visit

There are few ways to get to Pu Luong, either take by public transportation or by private transfer of Shuttle bus from Ha Noi to Pu Luong. For our experienced travel, the best way take a private transfer to save your travel time.

There are two best times to explore Pu Luong that are from May to June and September to October

  • In the end of May to June, farmers start the rice crop in Pu Luong, you will see the large beautiful green picture of the terraced rice fields
  • In September to October, you will watch the yellow color terraced rice in harvest time.

In short, you can travel at any time in Pu Luong. The weather is cool there even in the summer time.

Please trust us  as your travel buddies, we are sure you will be very pleased to visit Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Contact the travel agents you trust or ones recommended by travel sites such as ours to take you there. Pu Luong is totally worth it for you to spend a 02 days 01 night, but for the comfort and to explore the area in the best way, a 03 days 02 nights trip would be highly recommended. Specially, there is a tour combination between Pu Luong with Ninh Binh or Mai Chau.

IndochinaGo hope you have a safe trip, please share our information to your friends and if you have a free time, write to us and motive our team, by following us on social networks. Don’t hesitate to contact IndochinaGo for more information from friendly and professional travel guides.

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