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Pu Nhu Waterfall

Pu Nhu Waterfall is a famous tourist destination in the Northwest mountains of Vietnam, with wild scenery mixed with the charm and lyricism of the waterfall flowing like pure white silk. The poetic white water here can captivate anyone who visits. Pu Nhu waterfall creates melodious songs about the simple, honest people of this mountainous region.

1. Where is Pu Nhu Waterfall?

Pu Nhu Waterfall is one of the waterfalls located in Pu Nhu village, La Pan Tan commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai. This waterfall is located about 10 km west of Mu Cang Chai district center. And about 1.5 km from National Highway 32. About 165 km from Yen Bai city and about 300 km northwest of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Pu Nhu waterfall unique?

Pu Nhu Waterfall is located at a water column height of about 20 m and is divided into many different levels. This waterfall originates mainly from the upstream forests from Lao Cai and Son La. This place possesses charming mountain and water beauty thanks to two high rocky cliffs standing vertically on both sides of the waterfall.

In addition, at the foot of the waterfall there is also a lake called Dragon Lake, a large and fresh lake that makes many people excited. In particular, the road to the waterfall is also very simple, you just need to cross a small stream and pass a corn field to be able to set foot on this peaceful land.

We firmly believe that when you come here you will be able to comfortably explore the wild and unique natural landscape along with many extremely interesting water activities.

Pu Nhu Waterfall

3. When is the best time to visit Pu Nhu waterfall?

According to the experiences of many people traveling to Pu Nhu waterfall, you should go to Pu Nhu waterfall on sunny days (dry season) to be able to fully admire the beauty of this waterfall.

  • On sunny days, the Pu Nhu waterfall flows continuously and the water is very strong, creating the feeling like you are watching a strip of peach silk fluttering in the morning dew.
  • Not only that, at the foot of the waterfall there are many large rocks when the water flows down, creating beautiful layers of white foam combined with patches of green moss covering the path, promising to be a photo spot that you should not miss.
  • Furthermore, visitors can also admire the ripe rice season here, around September to October is the most favorable time. Although this attraction is beautiful, fresh and has a very unique character in every season, the golden rice season is when the scenery is most poetic. At that time, the whole space seemed to be wearing a different brilliance, coming from the golden color of the rice and the cool air.
  • Pu Nhu Waterfall is truly an ideal destination for you to escape the heat, muggy heat, noise and dust of the city. The highest temperature at the waterfall is only about 26 degrees Celsius and there is rarely strong sunlight. Therefore, if you are a lover of tranquility and want to immerse yourself in cool water, come to Pu Nhu waterfall.

Thus, the ideal time to travel to Pu Nhu waterfall is from September to April next year.

4. How to get to Pu Nhu waterfall?

4.1 From Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai

Hanoi is about 280 km from Mu Cang Chai and to get here visitors can go by motorbike, bus or private car. If you plan to travel by motorbike, you should follow the route Hanoi – Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai. Taking a bus will be easier, you just need to go to My Dinh bus station (Hanoi) to buy a ticket and catch a bus to go to Mu Cang Chai.

4.2 From Mu Cang Chai to Pu Nhu waterfall

After arriving at Mu Cang Chai, visitors follow National Highway 32 southeast for about 10 km to the turning point. Here, there are very clear signs, or to be more careful you can ask the local people, from Highway 32, turn to Pu Nhu waterfall, only about 1.5 km further.

To get to Pu Nhu waterfall from Mu Cang Chai, visitors can take a taxi or rent a motorbike to get around. The road is quite easy and convenient.

5. Exploring the beauty of Pu Nhu waterfall

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5.1 The romantic path leading to Pu Nhu waterfall

Before you can see Pu Nhu waterfall, you will already be ecstatic about the poetic beauty of the path leading there. The road is quite easy, just passing through the stream and cornfield, you can enjoy the cool feeling of the cool water here. If you choose to travel along the main road, it will be difficult to admire this waterfall. Because nature has embraced this waterfall with tall forest trees, creating a delicate hiding place for the waterfall.

5.2 Impressed by the majesty of Pu Nhu waterfall

With a height of about 200m, the waterfall is divided into many different flows. The most beautiful is on sunny days, the Pu Nhu waterfall flows down like a white silk cloth fluttering to the joyful melodies of the whispering wind and the singing of birds in the surrounding pristine forest.

If you have the opportunity to explore Mu Cang Chai on days with such great weather, you will surely admire the pristine beauty, majestic sounds and the most memorable moment is the moment of immersing yourself in the fresh air. that heaven and earth bestowed on this place.

Standing proudly between two high vertical cliffs, Pu Nhu waterfall appears like a watercolor painting. The image of the majestic high mountain is like a mighty man surrounding and protecting the beautiful young woman named Pu Nhu waterfall through many ups and downs of life. Around the waterfall, there are also large rocks covered with moss that are somewhat scary, but that is also a special highlight that makes you unable to take your eyes off the strangeness.

If you are struggling to find a place to let go of all the worries of daily life and relax in the fresh nature, this is truly the ideal place for you. With what Pu Nhu waterfall possesses, you will surely have a memorable trip with wonderful and impressive scenery here.

6. Specialties when traveling to Pu Nhu waterfall

When traveling to Pu Nhu waterfall, visitors will not only admire the breathtaking natural landscape but also have the opportunity to enjoy famous dishes in this area.

6.1 Tu Le Rice

Tu Le in Mu Cang Chai is famous for being the area that grows the best sticky rice in the Northwest of Vietnam. Only when coming here will visitors have the opportunity to enjoy Tu Le green rice – the most authentic “culinary quintessence” made by the skillful hands of local people.

The finished product of Tu Le green rice has a light green color, passionate aroma and mild sweet taste. This fragrant gift with a unique mountain and forest flavor is extremely suitable to bring back as a gift to friends and relatives after a visit to Mu Cang Chai.

6.2 Smoked buffalo meat

Smoked buffalo meat is a specialty that has become very familiar to those who love Eastern and Northwest Vietnamese specialties. This is not only a specialty suitable for sipping during holidays and festivals, but there is also nothing better than this dish to enjoy at gatherings.

Smoked buffalo meat is special in that it is marinated with spices that only exist in the Northwestern mountainous region of Vietnam (wild doi seeds, mac khen seeds,…). Therefore, the finished dish will have a very rich and unique flavor. The process of cutting buffalo meat, marinating it with spices and smoking it in the kitchen over a long period of time is also very elaborate.

6.3 Yen Bai sausage

Yen Bai sausage is famous for its deliciousness because of the strict selection process from the step of choosing ingredients. Pork must have a reasonable ratio of meat and fat so that the finished sausage is not too dry (due to a lot of meat) or not too boring (due to a lot of fat).

After completing the process of preparing ingredients, pre-processing and placing them in the intestines, the sausage will be smoked on the kitchen floor until it is dark brown and ready to use. Mu Cang Chai sausage is best fried and served with chili sauce, add a glass or two of wine and you’ll be done.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Pu Nhu waterfall

When traveling to Pu Nhu waterfall, visitors can refer to some of the accommodation facilities below:

7.1 Resort:

  • Mu Cang Chai Eco Lodge. Address: Nam Khat, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.

7.2 Guesthouses:

  • Anh Quyen Guesthouse. Address: Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Thanh Cong Guesthouse. Address: Group 3, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Dieu Anh Guesthouse. Address: Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Hong Minh Guesthouse. Address: Nga Ba Kim, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Chieu Quan Guesthouse. Address: Kim Junction, Pung Luong, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.

7.3 Homestays:

  • Hello Mu Cang Chai Homestay. Address: La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Do Gu Homestay. Address: La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Mu Cang Homestay. Address: Group 2, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Mong Ngua Homestay. Address: Mo De, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai
  • Ngoc Thuy Homestay. Address: Ban Thai, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai

8. Some other famous tourist attractions near Pu Nhu waterfall

8.1 Lung Lo Pass

Today, Lung Lo Pass in Yen Bai has become a favorite destination in Yen Bai for many backpackers. The pass has a length of 15km, although not too long. But it’s enough for visitors to experience one surprising feeling after another.

The pass with “unpredictable” turns brings a lot of fun when traveling by motorbike. Looking down from above, you will see a majestic and magnificent scene of mountains, forests, rice fields and beautiful villages.

8.2 Thac Mo

Located in a quite special location near Pu Nhu Waterfall surrounded by two peaks Na Hang A and Na Hang B, Thac Mo belongs to Mo De commune. Standing from above Mu Cang Chai, you will easily see the image of Thac Mo as a strip of peach silk stretching about 3,000m.

Even highland people fondly compare Thac Mo to the shiny, soft hair of a beautiful highland girl. That’s enough for you to imagine the beauty of this waterfall, right?

8.3 Tu Le

Tu Le – a name that is always mentioned when discussing Yen Bai tourism. Because there is not only Pu Nhu waterfall tourism in Mu Cang Chai with beautiful terraced fields. Tu Le commune also has its own beauty hidden behind the vague, rolling mountains.

Tu Le’s secret beauty has made many hearts sob. Beat your adventurous feet to this high mountain area. Enjoy the captivating beauty, feel the taste of fresh green mountains and forests that few places have.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Pu Nhu waterfall

To make your journey to conquer Pu Nhu waterfall more complete. Below are a few experiences when going to Pu Nhu waterfall that you need to pay special attention to:

  • Before going to Pu Nhu waterfall, check the weather forecast in advance to avoid having to come here during the rainy season. Because in the rainy season, the road is very slippery and the water flows strongly. So it will be very dangerous for your movement.
  • According to the experience of going to Pu Nhu waterfall, after you finish relaxing at Phu Nhu waterfall. You can ask to rest at a local house. The people of La Pan Tan are very friendly and approachable. They are willing to let you stay without spending any money.
  • When staying in a homestay, you will experience culture and enjoy specialties in the easiest way.
  • Note that you should bring warm clothes and gloves to protect against the cold at night.

End the journey to visit the poetic natural ink painting, along with the sound of the Northwest mountains. And forests of Pu Nhu waterfall with truly indescribable emotions. Are those details enough to make you ready for the journey to visit this wonderful waterfall?

If you have the opportunity to experience it, don’t forget to share it with Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator in Yen Bai. With a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides. We pledge to escort you through every stage of your tour in Vietnam, unveiling the captivating beauty of Yen Bai, and ensuring that each moment is filled with delightful experiences for our cherished travelers.

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