Puong Cave


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Puong Cave

The trip to Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan will give you the opportunity to enjoy many unique landscapes bestowed by nature, including Puong Cave. Let’s see how this cave is so special that it attracts tourists on the Ba Be Lake Tour to visit.

1. Where is Puong Cave?

Puong Cave is located in Ba Be National Park of Bac Kan. It’s about 5km from the center of Cho Ra town. The cave has a height of 30m, a length of 300m. Also formed when the Nang river flowed through the bottom of Lung Nham limestone mountain.

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2. How is Puong Cave unique?

The steep cliffs and the presence of colorful stalactites inside the cave have created a strong attraction for Puong cave. Urging tourists once to want to set foot in, admire the miracle that nature favors bestowed.

Explore Puong Bac Kan cave with mysterious beauty. Following the Ba Be lake tour from Hanoi to Puong cave, you will have to sit on a boat and cross the Nang River. From afar, you can see that the cave is very small. But when you reach closer, you will be overwhelmed by the mystery and majesty appearing before your eyes.

The landscape of Puong cave still retains its original pristine character with the stimulation of discovering the mystery. Stepping inside the cave, visitors will encounter many strips of stalactites with strange shapes and beautiful colors. They drop their shadows into the water, making the space shimmering.

Keep going deeper, the darker the cave will be and you need a flashlight to go. Also this is where tens of thousands of bats live, so don’t be surprised or scared if you see them messing around on the roof of the cave.

The two ends of Puong cave are connected to each other. So that the water of the Nang River leads through. Sitting on a boat, surfing the waves, visiting the cave from one end to the other. Visitors will enjoy the fresh natural scenery, feel the peace and relaxation.

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3. When is the best time to travel to Puong Cave?

Puong Cave belongs to Ba Be National Park with many rocky mountains and forests surrounding it, and Ba Be Lake acts as an ‘air conditioner’, helping this place have cool weather. batch all year round.

If you plan to travel to Ba Be National Park and visit Puong cave, you should come in the summer (May to September), when you will best feel the coolness here. In addition, from the 9th to the 11th of the first lunar month every year, the Long Tong festival of the Tay ethnic group also takes place in Ba Be. If you have the opportunity to come to Bac Kan, remember to arrange a visit to Puong Cave.

4. How to get to Puong Cave?

Puong Cave is located in Ba Be National Park, from the center of Cho Ra town, you will have to move about 7 km to Ba Be Lake and stop at Buoc Lom canoe wharf, from here take a canoe or motorboat along the Nang River. is to Dong Puong.

From Buoc Lom canoe wharf to Puong cave is about 3km. If you want the fastest, you should choose a motorboat. However, if you want to experience the slow mountain scenery while floating on the Nang River, a dugout boat is still the best. .

Currently, Ba Be National Park is located about 240 km from Hanoi, the best means of transportation will be by passenger car, there are many bus routes from My Dinh, Gia Lam, Giap Bat bus stations (Hanoi), … to go to Ba Be National Park, Bac Kan province

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5. Exploring the beauty of Puong cave

Unlike many caves, to travel to Puong cave, visitors are forced to go by boat inside, the reason is that Puong cave was formed by the Nang River flowing through Lung Nham limestone mountain. When you move closer to the cave, you will immediately see that the cave entrance is not too big, but is filled with wildness. Exploring the cave on dugout boats, slowly floating into the cave entrance will definitely be very interesting.

Inside Puong cave, visitors will immediately witness the magnificence of stalactites in diverse shapes falling from above, along with a system of tall, wild cliffs. The space inside is extremely spacious, combined with the water below to create a very cool feeling. If you don’t know, Puong cave has a length of up to 300m, and the cave arch is more than 20m high.

As you move deeper, the space of Puong cave will become darker and the light will become weaker. At this point you will need a flashlight to see the scenery around you clearly. From here, visitors will see more clearly many stalactites pouring down like a waterfall, many gray stone blocks of diverse shapes stacked on top of each other very strangely.

Moreover, inside Puong cave there is also a fairly flat mudflat where boats can come and anchor to help visitors go inside the cave easily. Puong Cave consists of two adjacent caves, Upper Cave and Lower Cave, also known as Puong Tenh and Puong Tau. The roads here are very easy to navigate, thanks to that, many “thousand Like ” selfies have been born here.

Currently, Puong Cave is a tourist destination that many tourists choose to visit. In addition to Puong cave, visitors can also choose to visit many other places in Ba Be national park such as Ba Be lake, Dau Dang waterfall, Hua Ma cave, An Ma temple, Tat Ma waterfall,…

6. Specialties when you traveling to Puong cave

When traveling to Puong cave, visitors not only admire the majestic natural landscape but also have the opportunity to enjoy it when returning to this land of Ba Be.

6.1 Grilled fish in Ba Be lake

This is a typical dish of Ba Be people. The freshest fish are caught by hand right at the lake. After being grilled, the fish meat has a sweet taste, each grain of meat is white and very firm. Although the process of preparing this dish is not difficult, it takes a lot of time.

First, after being caught, fresh fish are carefully selected by people, taking evenly sized fish only the size of a thumb, removing the intestines and washing them. The fish is then seasoned with turmeric, salt, pepper, and chili in just enough to harden the skin. Next, the fish will be fixed on bamboo braces to dry for 3-4 days in the sun. When eating, we just need to grill the fish directly on the charcoal stove. However, grilled fish should not be grilled too thoroughly because this will make the dish taste less delicious.

6.2 Smoked pork

Initially, hanging smoked meat in the kitchen was a traditional method of the Tay ethnic people to preserve meat for a long time and be able to use it all year round due to difficult living conditions in the past. Hanging meat in the kitchen not only helps preserve it for a long time, but the flavor of the meat is also rich and delicious.

Nowadays, although they do not have to store meat hanging in the kitchen as food to save like before, the Tay people around the lake still keep some meat in the kitchen to use on occasions of welcoming guests, holidays or important days. other.

To make this dish, people cut the rib meat into small pieces, rub it with salt, squeeze wine, squeeze juice from a type of forest leaf, ferment it for a few days, then wash it with boiled water and hang it up in the kitchen. . The smoke from the wood stove every day turns the meat yellow-black. Meat hung like that can last a whole year without spoiling.

6.3 Five-color sticky rice

Like other northern mountainous areas, sticky rice is also a specialty in Ba Be. More specifically, the rice used to make sticky rice is upland sticky rice, so the sticky rice here is very sticky and fragrant. In addition, all the colors of sticky rice are not made from food coloring but from the scent of plants. People boil the leaves of the camphor tree and some other leaves, drain the water, soak the sticky rice for a few hours and then carry the food on a wooden sticky rice tray.

The water in which the rice is soaked must be hot enough for the sticky rice to be sticky when cooked. After being cooked, the sticky rice grains have a beautiful glossy color but are not wet. When cooled, the sticky rice grains tighten but are still soft, flexible and fragrant. Dam Deng sticky rice is often eaten with sesame salt or shrimp paste depending on each person’s taste. Mountain people believe that eating this sticky rice will bring good luck

7. Accommodation when traveling to Puong cave

Because Puong Cave is in the Ba Be National Park complex, visitors do not have to worry too much about where to stay overnight. Most types of accommodation here are Homestays. With this form of accommodation, visitors can both stay close to the wild and beautiful nature and experience the daily life of indigenous ethnic people.

  • Thai An Homestay. Address: Nam Mau, Ba Be, Bac Kan.
  • Hoang Nguyen Homestay. Address: Pac Ngoi, Nam Mau, Ba Be, Bac Kan.
  • Hoang Nguyen Homestay. Address: Pac Ngoi, Nam Mau, Ba Be, Bac Kan.
  • Quynh Chi Homestay. Address: Pac Ngoi village, Nam Mau commune, Ba Be, Bac Kan.
  • Ba Be Lakeside Bungalow. Address: Coc Toc, Nam Mau, Ba Be, Bac Kan.
  • Minh Quang Homestay. Address: Nam Mau, Ba Be, Bac Kan.
  • Huyen Hao Homestay. Address: Pac Ngoi village, Nam Mau commune, Ba Be, Bac Kan.
  • Tran Xuan Homestay. Address: Pac Ngoi, Nam Mau, Ba Be, Bac Kan.
  • Ba Be Lake View Homestay. Address: Nam Mau, Ba Be, Bac Kan.

8. Some important notes when traveling to Puong cave

The topography of Bac Kan is mountainous, so in the journey to discover Puong cave, you need to pay attention to some important issues as follows:

  • Prioritize clothing with comfortable, easy-to-move clothes. Summer is for coolness and winter is for warmth.
  • Wear shoes, flat sandals, grip the road, smooth feet like sports shoes, rubber sandals.
  • Bring a battery charger, lighter, multi-tool, and flashlight.
  • The time to visit Puong cave can be planned in any season of the year. If you go in August-October, you should bring rain prevention tools such as boots and raincoats.

Experience the thrill of exploration at Puong Cave! Delve into the heart of Vietnam’s adventure scene with an exhilarating tour that will leave you breathless. Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Puong Cave and marvel at its magnificent formations. Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping adventure like no other. Book your adventure tour Ba Be National Park now and embark on an unforgettable journey through Vietnam’s hidden treasures. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with Origin Travel!

Puong Cave with many interesting things is waiting for you to discover when coming to Bac Kan. So, please take the right time to plan your experience at this wonderful place by sharing useful information to your friend. Happy Travel!

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