Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa: Hours, Address, Pu Luong Nature Reserve Reviews: 5/5

Pu Luong Nature Reserve
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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psteph08
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Great walks in surrounding villages
Feb 2020
Mountain Resort with great food and drink.
Loved how close it was to local villages and walks were easy and fun.
Written March 1, 2020
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JSTrip_77
Hanoi, Vietnam1,045 contributions
Sheer Majesty - Spectacular Scenery
Feb 2020
When I see Trip Advisor reviews of places like this rating them "average," I wonder why the reviewer even leaves home. This was the most magical place I've yet visited in my nearly two years in Vietnam. The mountains juxtaposed with the terraced rice paddies make Pu Luong the picture postcard of what one would imagine rural Vietnam to be. If you don't speak Vietnamese, you'll want to either hire a local guide or you can simply use google maps to find places to explore. My Vietnamese is decent enough that we didn't bother to get a guide but ended up quasi-joining another group (at their invitation) for an hour or so of our trekking.

The high season here is May/June when the rice paddies turn yellow and the harvest takes place. So, expect prices to be highest then. But even now, (February) when the fields are green and the planting is taking place, the area is absolutely breathtaking.

I hate to say this but while the physical distance between Mai Chau and Pu Luong is not great, the roads require slower driving. I would recommend staying over in the vicinity of Pu Luong rather than commute from Mai Chau - or do them in sequence. But, there is a wide variety of lodging options in the area from quite nice to simple homestays. But, no matter what you do, if you approach the adventure with an open mind and a generous spirit, you'll absolutely love it here. I rarely want to return to a place I've been because there's just so much to see. But I have to return to Pu Luong.
Written March 1, 2020
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Danya F
Columbus, OH346 contributions
Day Trip to Pu Luong
Dec 2019
We stayed at Mai Chau Ecolodge for two nights and took a day trip to Pu Luong. In hindsight we wished that we had stayed in Pu Luong instead because we thought the reserve was much more scenic, peaceful and less touristy than Mai Chai. Pu Luong is off the main tourist track right now. If you are debating between visiting Mai Chau or Pu Luong, we would recommend the latter over the former. It is a very lovely area!
Written January 24, 2020
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paud murphy
Naples, FL101 contributions
Wonderful location, great trekking, good food and friendly keen staff
Jan 2020
Situated in the middle of a natural forest on a mountain, Pu Luong nature reserve has excellent spacious comfortable chalets and all have balconies with great views. The food is good: the Papaya salad great, the beef a little tough. Staff are friendly and willing but some don’t speak English well. Scenic walks and cycle rides are easily accessible.
Written January 12, 2020
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Stephanie D
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Bucolic and wonderful, with great local guide
Nov 2019
I went on a 3 day motorcycle tour with my husband and 13 yr old son to Pu Luong from Ning Binh late November 2019. We loved the park and the tour. We stayed in 2 different homestays in ethnic Thai villages, the first of which was completely magical with water gently flowing through the rice fields lulling us to sleep. We hiked through the village landscape and saw the network of bamboo waterwheels and stopped for tea and grapefruit snacks. Our second day we hiked and swam in a lovely waterfall, and walked through a village of weavers. We were there after the rice harvest, so a bit cool and I imagine the green of new rice would make this terraced landscape even more exquisite. Our tour guide was Toan Duong at toantourguide at hotmail.com, and we highly recommend him. While I loved being on the back of a motorcycle, it is a 3 hour ride from Ninh Binh out to Pu Luong, so consider this when you choose a car or motorbike to take you. Toan was fun, gracious and knowledgeable. He was willing to change our itinerary on the last day because we decided we wanted to see the Trang An grottoes, which we also recommend - amazing!
Written December 9, 2019
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Kerenzr
Ramat Gan, Israel4 contributions
Amazing view
Oct 2019 • Couples
The best hotel we have been in Vietnam. Amazing room, view to the fields, the staff was really nice, the food great, we took a few treks to the villages
Written October 17, 2019
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Jacob G
5 contributions
Scenic and pleasant, but skip bamboo raft.
Oct 2019 • Family
Beautiful mountain valley and interesting to see rural life. Not much to do if you can't do strenuous hikes (my wife is 7 months pregnant), maybe only a day worth of strolling around villages and splashing in a waterfall. Skip the bamboo raft, it's just a slow meander down a totally unremarkable river.
Written October 2, 2019
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Oliver S
55 contributions
Beautiful greenery
Aug 2019 • Couples
We arrived there in the dark so didn't know until morning, what it would look like. It was amazing, from the balcony we saw a beautiful green valley. We didn't have time to go trekking, but a motorbike ride through it was amazing. We took the straight road to Hoa Binh, through the mountains. The road was rough, yet filled with amazing views.
We stayed in An Thu homestay. It was very cheap compared to the neighbouring places, but still very nice. The food was delicious
Written August 16, 2019
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Jackie0nHoliday
Greater London, UK57 contributions
Perfect complement to the busy places in Vietnam
Jul 2019 • Family
We spent two nights at Pu Luong Home. Perfect location for seeing the local life and residents and for walks around the Paddy fields, or a short drive to the valley for seeing the water wheels or doing a raft experience. We drove in via Mai Chau which was also an interesting introduction to the main event. Visit soon before it becomes too busy as new homestays are popping up all around.
Written July 30, 2019
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Hila G
Tel Aviv, Israel25 contributions
Pu luong for families who love hiking
Jun 2019 • Family
We've just returned from 2.5 days in Pu Luong reserve. We are a family with 3 girls aged 10, 8 and 3.5 who love nature and hiking ( but our kids are not tough or anything). The tour was one of the highlights of our 6 weeks visit to Vietnam. Finally off the touristic path! Authentic villages, no other tourists around and lovely hikes in beautiful nature and views. Our guide was Le from Ume Mai Chau eco homestay. She and her mother in law xuan are so kind and we felt lucky to hear so much from Le who is quite young on her childhood and the life of the thai minority. We spent 2 nights in the reserve. One in Ban hieu near beautiful waterfall and one in ku muong in a family homestay. You sleep on a mattress on the wooden floor. These are basic places but showers were really ok and you earn a really special experience and views are gorgeous. Highly reccomended. ( 3 years old was some times on carrier).
Le's number is:+841698951714.she speaks good english.
Xuan's no.: 0916555364 also cooks great food!
Written June 24, 2019
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