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Pung Luong – Mu Cang Chai Bamboo Forest

Pung Luong Mu Cang Chai Bamboo Forest is a masterpiece created by the hands of Mother Nature and the hard work of people in the highlands of Yen Bai. This fascinating attraction offers an exciting exploration amidst picturesque natural scenery. Let’s explore this interesting destination with Origin Vietnam!

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1. Where is Pung Luong Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest?

Na Han Tua Chu Bamboo Forest is located in Pung Luong Commune, Mu Cang Chai Town, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam. It’s about 20 km southeast of the town center and about 290 km northwest of Hanoi capital, with The area is larger than 1 hectare and is more than 60 years old.

2. How is Pung Luong Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest unique?

Not only famous for Mu Cang Chai Terraced Fields. Yen Bai also attracts those who are passionate about exploring with many other attractive attractions. Among them, it is impossible not to mention Pu Luong Bamboo Forest – Mu Cang Chai – One of the beautiful photo spots like in a movie that is being sought after by young people in recent days.

Voted by the travel magazine CNTraveler (Conde Nast Traveler) as one of the TOP 20 most colorful destinations in the World. It’s opened to welcome visitors from July 2020, the bamboo forest attracts tourists with its pristine beauty and has become a photo spot for backpackers as well as tourists from everywhere coming to Mu Cang Chai. To get to this point we have to go on very small roads with high, winding slopes.

But the deeper we go into the forest, the more we feel the freshness of the air. Especially the greenness of hundreds of thousands of straight bamboo trees rising up to blend with the clouds. The beauty of the bamboo forest that seems to only be seen in scenes of swordplay movies has brought visitors very beautiful photography angles. That is the reason why many tourists come to see with their own eyes the scenery of the forest.

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3. Which is the best season to visit Pung Luong Mu Cang Chai Bamboo Forest?

In order to have the most favorable trip, you cannot ignore the weather forecast. If you come to Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest during rainy times. It will be very difficult to move, the road from town to here is also full of slippery mud puddles & slip. If the weather is not favorable, your trip will definitely not be complete.

So choose a good time to come here, the ideal time is from September to October. It’s the time you can admire the beauty of the scenery and enjoy the freshest air of Mu Cang Chai.

In addition, when you come at this time, you can admire the beauty of the brilliant ripe rice fields – a place that creates artistic photos that are sought after by many photographers. Come to Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest to fully enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and scenery here

4. How to get to Pung Luong – Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest?

In order to get to Mu Cang Chai Bamboo Forest, you move from La Pan Tan commune to the center of Mu Cang Chai town. Then continue to Pung Luong bamboo forest about 20 km along a quite difficult road.

If you choose to travel by motorbike, you need to have a steady handlebar. The first few kilometers will be a flat concrete road.

However, as you get closer to the bamboo forest, the concrete road will be replaced by rough, narrow dirt roads with steep slopes, so the weather is also an important factor when reaching the bamboo forest.

Just follow the signs and you will reach Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest on the right.

If you are not yet familiar with riding a motorbike and have never been on a mountain pass, you can choose to travel by motorbike taxi both way out and back. Local people here are familiar with mountainous terrain and traveling regularly will be safe. more.

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5. Sightseeing in Pung Luong bamboo forest

5.1. The scenery of Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest is like a movie

Pu Luong Bamboo Forest – Mu Cang Chai has become one of the attractive attractions loved by many tourists when coming to Mu Cang Chai. This place brings its own majestic and pristine natural beauty, Pu Luong Bamboo Forest – Mu Cang Chai gives any visitor when setting foot to explore this place indescribable, wonderful emotions, A very comfortable and pleasant space.

Moving deeper inside, you will see many rows of bamboo growing vertically, leaves swaying in the wind, rows of bamboo and bamboo lining each other, creating a magnificent and beautiful green scene, creating a familiar feeling. close to nature.

The scenery here brings beauty that is not inferior to those in movies, making tourists love this place, especially those who are passionate about exploring will be fascinated from the first time. Coming here, just relax and have a photo. photos for life. Since opening, Mu Cang Chai Bamboo Forest has welcomed a large number of people every day to visit, attracting domestic and international tourists to come here to witness this green, magical beauty.

When visitors come to the bamboo forest at noon, they can choose to rest in the bamboo forest, eat and drink right at the bamboo forest to regain their strength and be ready for the tour, but when bringing things here you must clean it up. Does not affect the surrounding environment, moving deep inside you will be fascinated and feel like you are walking in the middle of a bamboo forest in movies surrounded by the cool green colors of tall, upright, leaning bamboo trees. alone in the wind.

5.2. Super beautiful photo spots in Mu Cang Chai

If you are looking for a place to admire nature close to the Northwest mountains and forests and take virtual photos, you cannot miss Pu Luong – Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest. This place has a wild beauty, surrounded by lush green. For those who are passionate about checking in and living virtually, Mu Cang Chai Bamboo Forest is like a paradise in the middle of the Northwest mountains and forests.

No matter where you go, you will easily encounter landscapes like a fairyland. Right on the slopes of the pass, there are also majestic beauties, allowing you to freely pose for photos. You just need to prepare a good, sharp camera and a dedicated photographer, this will definitely be a wonderful memory and an extremely beautiful photo album. The scenery is as beautiful as in a swordplay movie, so many people who come here often choose ancient clothes to match the bamboo forest scene.

5.3 Experiencing a quiet, poetic space

As visitors move deeper inside, the dense straight rows of bamboo become even more interesting, creating a vast, lush green color that covers the entire hill. Walking around the bamboo forest, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful natural scenery that not every destination can offer, and have the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air among the Northwest mountains and forests.

This place brings a strange peace, that everyone wants to come here even once. Walking around the bamboo forest, you can stop at a shady corner to look at the surrounding scenery, enjoy these rare wonderful moments, and put aside all the worries and sadness that cling to your life. yesterday, to regain the spirit of joy to welcome new days.

6. Specialties when traveling to Pung Luong – Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest

6.1. Yen Bai specialty stir-fried bee pupae with mosquito net

Wild honey is one of the indispensable specialties when traveling to Yen Bai, not only has medicinal effects but also beauty, in addition to being an attractive dish for tourists when visiting, wild bee pupae. Mu Cang Chai is a rare specialty of the mountains and forests because this dish is only available from April to August, which is the most ideal time for wild bees to reproduce.

In order to produce the best quality products, the bee pupae will be stir-fried with mosquito nets and must remain intact and have a bright yellow color, looking very eye-catching and extremely attractive. The spinach must remain bright green and be processed cleanly. will be beautifully presented with an attractive feeling that visitors just want to enjoy immediately when looking at it. Add lemon leaves and unique spices here to combine to create the typical flavor of the Northwest mountains and forests, which this dish can only be found in Mu Cang Chai.

6.2. Famous specialty Tu Le sticky rice

If you come to Mu Cang Chai without enjoying delicious dishes made from Tu Le sticky rice, it is truly a waste. Tu Le sticky rice is considered the “jewel of heaven” of the Tu Le valley, where Mother Nature has bestowed this place with fertile land. This is a famous specialty rice. If you pass by here, you have to stay and buy it for relatives or friends.

Tu Le sticky rice is processed into many different dishes by people, creating a unique flavor that is not boring. Each dish has its own characteristics but the taste of the dish is extremely wonderful, thanks to the skillful hands that make it. So the delicious rice grains are hard to resist this unique flavor. A must-try dish when coming to Mu Cang Chai, you will forever remember this unique flavor

7. Accommodation when traveling to Pu Luong – Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest

In order to make it easier to travel to Pu Luong bamboo forest as well as to other tourist destinations in Mu Cang Chai district, you should choose a place to stay in the center of town, which is convenient for moving between tourist attractions. while enjoying other amenities that accommodation facilities provide. In addition, the popular type of accommodation here is homestay, where you can both admire the beautiful natural landscape right where you live and participate in the daily and cultural activities of the local people.

Below are some accommodation facilities that tourists can refer to:

7.1. Guesthouses

  • Hong Minh Guesthouse. Address: Nga Ba Kim, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Hai Nguyen Guesthouse. Address: Group 5, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Duy Vu Guesthouse. Address: Group 6, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Thuy Tien Guesthouse. Address: Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Dieu Anh Guesthouse. Address: Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.

7.2. Homestays

  • Ha Hoi Homestay. Address: Ban Thai, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Chon Homestay. Address: Group 10, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Hoa Linh Homestay. Address: Kim Noi, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • La Pan Tan Homestay. Address: La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Suoi Kim Homestay. Address: Ban Thai, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Sau Thoi Homestay. Address: Group 9, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Homestay Minh Ngoc. Address: Kim Noi, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.

8. Some attractive tourist sites near Pung Luong bamboo forest

8.1. Lim Mong village

Lim Mong village, located on Highway 32, a main traffic route for many tourists, belongs to Cao Pha commune, Mu Cang Chai district, a small village known to many tourists. To get to Lim Mong village, you start from Hanoi city, follow Highway 32 to get here, you need to move through Tu Le town, 5km away, when you reach the foot of Khau Pha pass, you will When you see a pass, turn right, follow the directions inside and you will reach Lim Mong village.

The pass is quite steep and squeezes around the mountainside, winding with vertical slopes and bumpy roads. After that, you will continue moving about 3 km to Lim Mong village, a small village will appear. Lim Mong village is known as one of the localities with the most beautiful rice fields in Mu Cang Chai with a peaceful and rustic beauty of the people. This is also the first destination of many paparazzi photographers every rice season. When it’s ripe, this place brings bustling crowds and terraced fields every time the rice season comes.

Every afternoon, walking around Lim Mong village, you will feel that this place exudes poetic beauty, especially during the rice harvest season. The clouds began to line up and turn pale pink at the end of the horizon, a truly romantic scene. Lim Mong village is located precariously halfway up the mountain, making many tourists fascinated when coming here.

8.2. La Pan Tan commune

La Pan Tan is a highland commune of Mu Cang Chai district located at an altitude of nearly 2000 meters above sea level. From above you will admire the beautiful scenery of La Pan Tan commune. This place is blessed by nature with a beauty like an extremely beautiful lacquer painting with terraced fields, towering mountains and steep local culture. Beside the diversity of customs, traditions of the countryside and Hmong people, in Mu Cang Chai.

If this is the first time you set foot in this beautiful land and explore La Pan Tan commune. You will certainly be overwhelmed by the scenery here. During this journey to the Northwest of Vietnam. Youwill enjoy the beautiful scenery of terraced fields, only in Pan Tan commune. It is truly admirable that the farmers here, with their good health, use rudimentary farming tools to transform fields on high mountains.

8.3. Admiring the beauty of Thac Mo

Mo Waterfall brings a wonderful beauty that is a symbol of the beautiful land of Yen Bai. If anyone asks when is the most beautiful time to visit Mo Waterfall, it is very difficult because each season Mo Waterfall brings its own rare beauty. . To fully admire the beauty of Thac Mo, you will have to pass 7 impressive stops before reaching the top of the waterfall, a journey that is not too easy, but when you arrive you will feel it is truly worthy.

During this journey, you will have to walk from Highway 32 for about 30 minutes to reach the foot of the waterfall. The walking paths are all passes, surrounded by majestic green valleys of nature. From here, you just need to move a little further and you will be able to reach the first floor of Thac Mo. The first floor will be a magical beauty with jets of water splashing white foam across the sky. This is also where the water flows in an extremely impressive spiral shape, clear waterfalls pour down, along with rich vegetation creating a beautiful scene.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Pung Luong – Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest

  • The road to Mu Cang Chai Bamboo Forest is quite difficult. So be prepared for this difficult trip with good health and the most comfortable spirit.
  • Coming to the bamboo forest, you can buy some delicious food and drinks to bring with you. But don’t bring too much as it will make traveling difficult. However, after camping, don’t forget to clean up thoroughly to ensure a clean environment. Especially prepare a large trash bag to collect and bring back instead of littering right in the bamboo forest to preserve a clean natural landscape. It will be fresh here.
  • Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest has many insects, mosquitoes, ants, etc. Please prepare bottles of topical medication.
  • Please prepare the most comfortable clothes to facilitate movement, prepare hats, sun glasses, sunscreen. And personal items to protect your skin from sunlight and smoke.
  • Can’t forget the camera, camera phone, selfie stick,…
  • You should bring cash for convenience in transactions. Because other types of transactions are not very popular due to weak phone signals.

Our above article has shared with you the experiences when going to Pu Luong – Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest. It’s a famous place in Yen Bai with beautiful scenery for you to comfortably live virtually, enchantingly beautiful in Yen Bai. Notes that you need to save immediately to explore this place.

If you are looking for a peaceful, noiseless place, Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest is definitely the perfect choice. Make plans and contact Origin Vietnam immediately – a professional local tour organizer in Mu Cang Chai. With a team of consultants, tour operators and local guides who are experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable about this land, we will take you on a journey to explore Pu Luong – Mu Cang Chai bamboo forest with many Fascinating experiences and memorable memories.

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