Lu Than Buckwheat Flower Field
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Lu Than Buckwheat Flower Field

Lu Than buckwheat flower field is one of the beautiful destinations famous for its vast buckwheat fields, as beautiful as a “muse” every winter. Let’s explore the beauty of this beautiful land with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is the Lu Than buckwheat flower field?

Lu Than is a mountainous commune in Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai province, Vietnam. About 85 km northeast of Lao Cai city and about 312 km northwest of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Lu Than buckwheat flower field unique?

This land is famous for its pristine natural landscape, especially the pink buckwheat flower hills that bloom both winter and summer. On the main crop days, the buckwheat flower field blooms, the tiny flowers, with a pinkish color, cover the hillsides, creating a poetic and majestic scene like in a fairyland.

In Lu Than, there are currently over 20 hectares of buckwheat flowers. This flower field is planted by indigenous people and charges a fee for visitors. The flower fields are planted all over the fields and hills and it takes hours to explore them all.

3. When is the best time to visit Lu Than buckwheat flower fields?

Buckwheat flowers bloom most beautifully from October to the end of November every year. The flower color over time will initially be pale pinkish white, then gradually change to pink and purple before forming seeds. Buckwheat flowers often grow clustered together, endlessly, spreading out on rolling mountain slopes.

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4. How to get to Lu Than buckwheat flower field?

4.1 Means of transportation

From Hanoi to Lao Cai you can travel by the following means:

  • By passenger car: Lao Cai is the economic, trade and tourism center of the Northwest region of Vietnam, so the Hanoi – Lao Cai traffic route is always focused on investment. On average, every day there are about 840 bus trips on this route with the service of about 45 bus companies, starting from 5 am to 12 pm. From seat buses, sleeper buses to limousines, all are operating very actively to serve the travel needs of tourists.
  • By train: Train is a fairly economical and safe means of transportation. The distance from Hanoi to Lao Cai by rail is about 320km. Travel time is from 8 to 9 hours. From Hanoi station to Lao Cai every day there are 3 trains: LC3, SP1 and SP3.
  • By personal vehicle (motorbike, car): If you want to be proactive in your time and schedule, you can travel by personal vehicle, car or motorbike. Note that you should go in a large group and not alone. Remember to maintain and check the car before starting the journey. Because the road to Lao Cai is quite far and difficult, you need to have a strong driver and know traffic rules carefully. In particular, carefully monitor the weather forecast to have the most favorable trip.

4.2 From Hanoi to Lao Cai city

If traveling by personal vehicle, there are 2 routes for you to choose from when going from Hanoi to Lao Cai as follows:

  • Route 1: Only for cars, take Noi Bai – Lao Cai highway. From the inner city, you cross Thang Long bridge, turn onto the highway and keep going straight to reach Lao Cai province. On the way, you will pass through Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho provinces.
  • Route 2: This route can be used by both cars and motorbikes. From Hanoi, you follow Lang Hoa Lac street, turn onto Highway 21 to Son Tay, cross Trung Ha bridge to Phong Chau, from there continue along Route 70 to reach Lao Cai.

4.3 From Lao Cai city to Lu Than buckwheat flower field

From Lao Cai city, tourists depart east along Highway 4D and Highway 70 for about 38 km to reach the Bac Ngam Bridge intersection. From here, you turn left onto provincial road TL153 and move about 45 km north to reach the Lu Than buckwheat flower field.

5. Discovering the beauty of Lu Than buckwheat flower field

Perhaps there won’t be many fun activities when you set foot to let go of your soul. However, the natural picture with both majestic and poetic beauty of this place is enough to satisfy the emotions of tourists who like to roam and explore.

Traveling back from Bac Ha road here, you will pass through roads between high-class undulating hills. Not following any rules, the mountains and hills here go from high to low, appearing majestic and magnificent, just like what people say about Northwest tourism.

Along the way, you will see small houses of residents nestled under the hillside. Here people also grow terraced fields but not as much as in Y Ty. Because most of the area in the commune is mainly for growing buckwheat flowers.

It is estimated that about 20 hectares of land is used to grow buckwheat flowers. The flower fields here are vast and vast, stretching almost endlessly, making visitors from near and far surprised and amazed. Not only Ha Giang, a remote commune of Lao Cai also has the dreamy pink color of buckwheat.

Interestingly, buckwheat flowers in Lu Than commune are also grown out of season. That means if you travel to Lao Cai in the summer, you still have the opportunity to see the beauty of this small, beautiful flower. Just take the trouble to go a little further and you will be welcomed by vast buckwheat fields.

The buckwheat flower hills here are very large, lying exposed in the middle of a picture of majestic mountains and hills. Here, people almost only grow flowers naturally, without adding any miniatures or artificial items to the fields. Thanks to that, you can fully feel the wild beauty of the Lu Than buckwheat flower field.

6. Specialties when traveling to Lu Than buckwheat flower fields

When traveling here, visitors will not only be able to admire the vast fields of buckwheat flowers and the wild and majestic natural scenery, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the specialties of this beautiful land. This is beautiful.

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6.1 Men Men

Men Men is quite an attractive dish because it has a very typical flavor of Bac Ha in particular and the Northwest mountains and forests of Vietnam in general. But when coming here, tourists should definitely enjoy it.

This dish is made by people from smooth and even-grained corn, the corn is neither too old nor too young. Then the corn will be thoroughly processed and ground.

Next, people bring the cornmeal that has just been pounded and sifted all the way to make the cornmeal very smooth, then put it into the cooking pot.

With maize, to make the dish more delicious and fragrant, it needs to be cooked twice and each time we need to continuously sprinkle water and stir it so that the dough does not stick together.

When the dish is cooked, the dish will smell fragrant enough to make it difficult for anyone who passes by and smells it to resist. And that is also a reason why Men Men become a Bac Ha Lao Cai specialty that you should try.

6.2 Five-color sticky rice

Bac Ha Lao Cai specialties are very diverse, the familiar five-color sticky rice dish of the Northwest region is also a dish chosen by many diners. This sticky rice dish attracts people not only because of its delicious taste and soft sticky taste, but also impresses them with its eye-catching color. True to its name, five-color sticky rice will have 5 main colors: green (glutinous leaves), red (red rose), purple (purple), yellow (flowers) and white.

The colors of the sticky rice all have 100% natural ingredients such as: sticky rice leaves, camphor or gac leaves, bo phon flowers (or female sticky rice flowers),… and do not use any dyes or chemicals, so you are always Rest assured because the sticky rice quality is guaranteed.

6.3 Black sticky rice cake (black banh chung)

If you want to discover the unique culinary quintessence in Bac Ha, you should definitely try black cake. Previously, this dish was only prepared on holidays, but today to serve the needs of many tourists, we can easily enjoy it. The delicious flavor of cardamom, carefully filtered salt, and the greasiness of the meat in the black banh chung will make you remember it forever.

6.4 Corn wine

Besides delicious dishes, visitors should also not miss Bac Ha corn wine. This is also a very famous Lao Cai specialty. Ban Pho corn wine has been famous for its delicious taste for many generations. This type of wine has a very seductive aroma, when combined with the typical flavors of the Northwest mountains and forests, it easily makes people fascinated.

The corn wine here will be cooked according to a secret recipe. They use the seeds of the persimmon tree to create natural yeast, and absolutely no other chemicals are used, so excellent quality is always guaranteed.

When enjoying Ban Pho corn wine, you will feel lightheaded and very comfortable, without feeling tired or having a headache after drinking.

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7. Accommodation when traveling to Lu Than buckwheat flower fields

Lu Than buckwheat flower field is located halfway between Bac Ha town and Si Ma Cai town, so visitors can stay in both locations. However, according to our experience, you should choose to stay in Bac Ha town because this is a famous destination of Lao Cai province, moreover, the surrounding area has many other destinations and cultural activities. transformed for visitors to experience.

7.1 Hotels:

  • Cong Fu Hotel. Address: 152 Ngoc Uyen, TT. Bac Ha, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Bac Ha Saturday Hotel. Address: 126 Ngoc Uyen, Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Thien Thanh Hotel. Address: Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Minh Quan Hotel. Address: 31 Vu Van Mat, Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Thanh Nhu Hotel. Address: 133 Ngoc Uyen, Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.

7.2 Guesthouses:

  • Tan Nguyet Guesthouse. Address: Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Quynh Trang Guesthouse. Address: No. 7, street 20-9, Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Anh Duong Guesthouse. Address: Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Minh Quan Guesthouse. Address: Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Duy Khanh Guesthouse. Address: 24 Street 20-9, Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.

7.3 Homestays:

  • Bac Ha Eco Homestay. Address: Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Homestay Suoi Nguon. Address: Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai
  • Bac Ha Lake View. Address: Road D2, Nam Iron 1, Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Anh Dao Homestay. Address: Street 135, Ta Ho, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.
  • Huy Trung Homestay. Address: Bac Ha Town, Bac Ha, Lao Cai.

Lu Than commune is a peaceful, quiet and poetic place with immense buckwheat flower hills. If you are planning your trip to Lao Cai, immediately contact Origin Vietnam – the leading Vietnam tour operator.

Try coming here once to experience seeing buckwheat flowers out of season and discover a new land on the tourist map of Lao Cai province. With a team of consultants, tour operator in Sapa and experienced and dedicated local guides. We will take you on an adventure tour of Vietnam to discover the travel beauty of Lao Cai with unforgettable memories.

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