With the unique Muong culture and many wild and majestic natural landscapes. Lac Son is a valuable resource that gradually becomes a destination not to be missed when you travel to Hoa Binh, Vietnam. Let’s explore this beautiful land with Origin Vietnam.
1. Where is Lac Son?
Lac Son is a district in Hoa Binh province, located in the northwest of Vietnam. It’s about 60 km south of Hoa Binh city and more than 100 km southwest of Hanoi capital. With geographical location:
- The East borders Yen Thuy district
- The West borders Tan Lac district and Cao Phong district
- The South borders Ba Thuoc district and Thach Thanh district in Thanh Hoa province
- The North borders Kim Boi district.
2. How is Lac Son unique?
With its majestic natural beauty, Lac Son is considered an important tourist destination in Hoa Binh with diverse terrain, complete with plains, valleys, and dangerous high rocky mountains,… attracting many domestic and foreign tourists come to visit and explore the mountains, forests, lakes and traditional fishing villages of indigenous people.
In addition, Lac Son is also known for recreational activities. Such as exploring, hiking, surfing, fishing and even participating in traditional festivals of local people.
With that beauty and diversity, Lac Son is an ideal destination Vietnam for tourists who want to experience the life of indigenous people and enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the mountainous region of Northwest Vietnam.
In particular, the people and authorities here develop and build Muong cultural space and preserve some original villages of the Muong people. When coming here, visitors can also discover the unique traditional culture of the indigenous people.
3. When is the best time to travel to Lac Son?
Lac Son is a beautiful destination, containing many attractive travel experiences in Hoa Binh province. You can explore this land every season of the year. However spring and summer are the most ideal times for activities to explore streams and waterfalls, enjoying the peaceful and green natural scenery.
4. How to get to Lac Son?
4.1. By public transport
Visitors can catch a bus at bus stations in Hanoi such as Yen Nghia, Giap Bat, My Dinh to go to Lac Son. With a distance of about 100 km, the travel time will take about 2.5 -3 hours.
Limousine is an increasingly popular and convenient shuttle service. However, with high-class, luxurious cars with few seats and especially pick-up and drop-off services at the customer’s requested location, the ticket price will be higher than that of regular passenger cars.
4.2. By personal vehicles
Because the distance from Hanoi to Lac Son is not too far, only about 100 km, visitors can travel by private car or motorbike. When using personal vehicles, you can be proactive about your time and schedule. Moreover, visitors also have the opportunity to admire the beautiful natural scenery along both sides of the road.
From the center of Hanoi city, tourists move to Nga Tu So => Nguyen Trai street => National Highway 6 until Chuc Son town, Chuong My district, then turn left to enter Hoa Son street => Nguyen Van Troi street , continue moving until the intersection with National Highway 21A at Nui Sao village, My Luong commune, Chuong My district, then turn left onto National Highway 21A. From here, you continue to move along National Highway 21A to the South until the intersection area of Cau Soi, Phu Thanh, Lac Thuy, then enter Ho Chi Minh trail, you continue to move along Ho Chi Minh Road to the Southwest. About 46 km more to reach Le Son.
5. Sightseeings in Lac Son
5.1. Mu Waterfall
One of Leshan’s most attractive tourist attractions is the beautiful Mu Waterfall. This waterfall is located on the Truong Son range, in Mu hamlet, Tu Do commune. Mu Waterfall is located at an altitude of more than 100 meters, with majestic and wild beauty. Coming here, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the majestic waterfall.
From above, the white water stream passes through the canopy of forest trees and falls rushing down, creating a picture like a fairyland. Mu Hoa Binh Waterfall is divided into many levels, sometimes passing over rocks, sometimes passing through tree branches. Then it creates a clear, cool blue lake right at the foot of the waterfall.
Perhaps the most ideal time to go to this waterfall is summer. When the outdoor air temperature is hot and uncomfortable, Mu waterfall is like a “glass of cool water” bringing a cool and refreshing feeling to visitors. Coming here, you can enjoy bathing in the waterfall, immersing yourself in the cool water, admiring the scenery or taking many satisfying selfies.
5.2. Thung Hill
Traveling to Hoa Binh, you certainly cannot miss the beautiful Thung hill in Quy Hoa commune, Lac Son district. This is a beautiful small hill, surrounded by cool, peaceful green forests. On the hill are green grasslands and shady trees. This is truly an ideal place to “Escape” from the noise and dust of the city.
Along the beautiful Thung hill are also peaceful small houses and terraced fields of indigenous people. Things that seem simple and rustic make the beautiful scene more gentle and beautiful. Coming to Thung hill, you can spend time walking around the hills, camping, and taking virtual photos as you like.
Located at an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level and about 1,144 hectares wide, this hill offers lush green forests of acacia, eucalyptus, bamboo, bamboo, etc., combined with the agricultural land area of the province. local people, creating a truly green, rural, and peaceful picture.
5.3. Bai Bui
This is a beautiful steppe located in Khop hamlet, Ngoc Lau. This destination is popular with many local residents and tourists who come to camp. Because Bai Bui owns an area of several hectares, surrounded by green sugarcane fields and corn fields.
How wonderful Mother Nature is when she bestows flat green grass on this steppe. Somewhere there are also ancient trees called Tlau that provide shade. Here, people also add swings for children to play, bringing back many fond memories for adults when coming here.
Being a large green steppe with beautiful scenery, Bai Bui attracts many people to camp and picnic. Come here to breathe fresh air, take some chill virtual photos and enjoy a fun picnic time with your loved ones.
5.4. Green steppe in the Mien Doi
Mien Doi green steppe is a tourist destination located in Mien Doi commune, Lac Son district, Hoa Binh province. This is a large mountainous area, covered with rice fields and lush tropical forests, where visitors can escape the noise of the city and enjoy fresh air and beautiful scenery. .
Visitors can walk along winding paths on the hills, admiring terraced fields and fragrant flower fields. In addition, visitors can also participate in activities such as bathing in streams, fishing, backpacking or simply resting and relaxing at colorful and comfortable homestays or resorts.
5.5. Learning about Muong culture
When visiting Lac Son, in addition to experiencing the beautiful natural scenery, visitors can also take time to discover more about Muong ethnic culture. In Lac Son area, there are many beautiful Muong villages, still fully preserving traditional culture and beliefs.
6. Specialties when traveling to Lac Son
What are the specialties of Lac Son? Which makes tourists excited when talking about tourism in Hoa Binh. Lac Son is one of the famous tourist destinations of Hoa Binh province. In addition to the beautiful natural scenery, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy specialties in Lac Son, which few people know about.
6.1. Lac Son Chicken
It can be said that the first Lac Son specialty that attracts tourists when coming to Lac Son is dishes from Lac Son hill chicken. For many generations, Lac Son people have specialized in raising hill-raised chicken. This type of chicken has small legs, firm, chewy meat, crispy skin, and is very delicious, so hill-raised chicken has become a specialty Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
Chicken is prepared with many different dishes, depending on the taste of each diner coming here. Chicken specialties here are Lac Son chicken rice, salt-roasted chicken, chicken hotpot and especially chicken cooked with spices and flavors of the Northwest mountains and forests such as sour chicken.
6.2. Sour bamboo shoots
It’s a traditional dish of the people living in the Northwest area of Vietnam. But the Sour bamboo shoots in Lac Son are very delicious, soft and fragrant. From the young bamboo shoots in the ground, people dug them up, then washed them, sliced them into thin slices and then soaked them in diluted salt water.
It can be said that for a long time, dishes made from sour bamboo shoots are quite diverse and rich, and have a very important position in the culinary arts of ethnic groups in the Northwest. This is a rustic dish, easy to prepare. , suitable for many people’s tastes. Therefore, sour bamboo shoots have become a specialty of Lac Son Hoa Binh
6.3. Blue-necked duck
The Blue-necked Gourd Duck is a long-standing domestic duck breed of Vietnamese people, mainly in the midland and mountainous areas of Northern and Northwest Vietnam. Blue-necked mandarin ducks have the following characteristics; short legs, short neck, especially male ducks with blue neck feathers.
Duck meat is very fragrant and sweet, with a low percentage of subcutaneous fat. Blue-necked mandarin ducks are very lean, and do not smell bad like other duck species. The meat quality is delicious, has high nutritional value, average weight 1 .5kg to 2.2 kg/head.
This breed of duck is raised by Lac Son people for a very long time, about 5 to 6 months before being sold. Therefore, the meat quality is delicious and popular in the market, which is why the blue-necked duck has become a specialty of Lac Son Hoa Binh for many generations.
6.4. Muong Pig
Lac Son Muong pig is an indigenous breed of pig that has been raised from generation to generation and passed down to this generation. Nowadays, very few people raise this breed of pig, only ethnic minorities in the Northwest raise it. .
Muong pigs are also known as man pigs, badger pigs, etc. Pigs have very typical characteristics: pointed snout, small bones, wrinkled face, long slim body, small legs, long stiff hair. Eating meat is very delicious
Pigs are raised freely and feed themselves, combined with live feeding of locally available natural foods such as vegetables, bananas, tubers, and do not eat industrial foods, so the meat is firm, lean, and low in fat. , delicious and has a natural sweet taste when eating this type of meat.
7. Accommodation when traveling to Lac Son
When traveling to Lac Son, you can refer to the accommodation facilities below. Most accommodation establishments are located in the center of town to allow tourists to conveniently move between tourist attractions. Furthermore, visitors can choose a homestay form of accommodation, allowing them to immerse themselves in nature with beautiful, poetic landscapes and experience the daily life of local people.
- Phuong Bac Hotel. Address: 56 Thong Nhat, Vu Ban Town, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- Truong Giang Guesthouse. Address: National Highway 12B, Vu Ban, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- Loc Ngan Guesthouse. Address: National Highway 12B, Vu Ban, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- Thu Hanh Guest House. Address: Tu Do, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- Tam Y Guesthouse. Address: National Highway 12B, Vu Ban, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- The sound of Suoi Homestay. Address: Suoi Mu, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- Mu Stream View Homestay. Address: Mu Khuong, Tu Do, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- Green Forest homestay. Address: Mon, Tu Do, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- Suoi Mu Lodge Homestay. Address: Suoi Mu, Tu Do, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
- LePont Mu Waterfall Bungalow. Address: Suoi Mu, Lac Son, Hoa Binh.
Lac Son is a destination worth exploring thanks to its fresh, green landscape, promising to bring many wonderful travel experiences to first-time visitors. If you have the opportunity to go on a Hoa Binh tour, spend your time yourself walking around Lac Son, fully enjoying the beautiful scenery that nature bestows on this land.
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