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Xuan Truong Valley

Xuan Truong Valley is a poetic and romantic destination. Famous for its natural picture with clear natural lakes, caves, vast fields and peaceful stilt houses of indigenous people. This place also has a beautiful white pear flower season. Let’s explore this green valley with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Xuan Truong Valley?

Xuan Truong Valley is located in Xuan Truong commune, Bao Lac district, Cao Bang province, Vietnam. About 83 km northwest of Cao Bang city and about 310 km north of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Xuan Truong Valley unique?

This land is basically located at an altitude of more than 800 meters above sea level. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to stay here for a few days. You will have the opportunity to see the beautiful and dreamy Xuan Truong valley in the morning mist. When the sun has not yet woken up, the whole valley is covered by a thin, hazy film of mist, how beautiful it is.

Visiting Xuan Truong valley, you have the opportunity to walk on small, curved roads connecting the villages. Along both sides of the road are vast rice fields and lush green gardens surrounding the houses of the Tay and Nung ethnic people.

This valley has a very beautiful small lake called Thom Lom Lake. Xuan Truong commune has a total of 14 hamlets. They are evenly distributed throughout the valley with small, rustic houses. Visiting this valley, it will be difficult to see modern, spacious houses. Everywhere are houses with wooden stilts, gray tiled roofs and almost identical architectural features.

3. When is the best time to visit Xuan Truong Valley?

With a mild climate and cool air all year round. In each season, Xuan Truong Valley has its own unique beauty. You can travel to Xuan Truong Valley at any time of the year.

The most ideal time to travel to Xuan Truong Valley is spring. In this season, the climate is fresh, the weather is cool and pleasant. Especially the pear blossom season is white. Coming to Xuan Truong on the first days of the new year, you will see brilliant white pear flowers everywhere.

This is also the Spring festival season, you have the opportunity to participate in unique cultural activities and interesting folk games.

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4. How to move to Xuan Truong Valley?

4.1 From Hanoi To Bao Lac

The road to Bao Lac is not too difficult, you can choose some types of personal vehicles to move from Hanoi to Cao Bang. Such as motorbikes and cars to save costs, you can be proactive and arrange your travel itinerary. You can also choose a passenger car or limousine. You can catch a bus from My Dinh, Giap Bat, Gia Lam bus stations,… to travel to Cao Bang city. When you arrive in Cao Bang city, you can take intra-provincial vehicles. Renting a taxi or motorbike to continue moving to Bao Lac.

Moving from Hanoi to Bao Lac, you can follow the following route. You will follow National Highway 1A to the Northeast, passing through districts and cities Bac Giang and Lang Son. In Lang Son, you will continue to travel along Highway 1B to the North, passing Chi Lang and Loc Binh to reach Cao Bang. From Cao Bang, you can take branch routes such as National Highway 34 or National Highway 4B to get to Bao Lac.

4.2 From Bao Lac To Xuan Truong Valley

Starting from the center of Bao Lac town, you move along the inter-district road southeast about 20 km to reach Xuan Truong commune, where Xuan Truong Valley is located.

On the way, you have the opportunity to admire the wild and breathtaking natural scenery. You will pass through two famous passes, which are Me Pja Pass and the majestic 15-storey Khau Coc Cha Pass.

5. Exploring the beauty of Xuan Truong Valley

The terrain is flat, people in Xuan Truong do not cultivate terraced fields. But grow rice in adjacent land plots. Whether it is the young rice seedlings season, the ripe rice season or the sowing rice seedlings season. This place is surprisingly spacious, fresh and peaceful like a picture. Visiting this valley, just spend time roaming around the commune and you will have many interesting experiences.

The pear trees are planted around home gardens, front porches, and along roads outside rice fields. There are huge pear trees everywhere. That’s why when spring knocks on the door, pear flowers bloom simultaneously. They bring a beautiful, pure white color that makes visitors from far and wide fall in love.

Xuan Truong Valley has beautiful, peaceful and poetic natural scenery. It’s warm and hospitable from indigenous people, and traditional cultural beauty. Try coming here once, you will immediately fall in love with the romantic, gentle yet majestic beauty of Northeast Vietnam. Each route takes you through a different picture, leaving many unforgettable impressions.

Everything from the scenery, people to cultural and historical values. It has contributed to creating a Xuan Truong commune with many interesting things, well worth exploring. The romantically beautiful Xuan Truong valley is the most important highlight that everyone should stop at least once to admire the beautiful nature.

6. Specialties when traveling to Xuan Truong Valley

Traveling to Xuan Truong valley, you not only admire its pristine natural beauty. But you can also enjoy unique delicacies from Cao Bang local people.

  • Ant egg cake: Coming to Cao Bang in April and May. You will have the opportunity to enjoy an ant’s egg cake. An unique specialty cake of this locality. The cake is made from glutinous rice flour, ant eggs, and young leaves of the fig tree.
  • Nam Khau: Slow-cooked pork belly dish with the local name “Lay Khau” or “Khau Nhuc”. It’s a traditional specialty of the Tay and Nung Cao Bang people. The success in making this dish lies in choosing fresh ingredients. It uses appropriate spices and carefully processing each step to achieve the standard flavor.
  • Sticky rice with canarium: In late fall and early winter, when the black canarium fruit is ripe. Cao Bang people often make sticky rice in the can aquarium. This sticky rice dish has a purple-pink color. It is fleshy, fragrant and greasy, and has become an indispensable specialty in local meals.
  • Hien vegetable leather: Hien vegetable leather, also known as Bo Khai vegetable, often grows wild in rocky mountain areas. This plant has a brittle, easily broken stem. This wild vegetable dish has a unique, distinct and unforgettable flavor.
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7. Accommodation when traveling to Xuan Truong Valley

Traveling to Xuan Truong valley, you can refer to a few hotels and homestays. In order to enjoy the best amenities during your vacation.

7.1. Hotels:

  • Viet Hoang Bao Lac Hotel. Address: Area 6, Cao Bang province, Bao Lac town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Quy Anh Hotel. Address: Area 3, Bao Lac town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Phuong Linh Hotel. Address: Area 2, Bao Lac town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Duc Tai Hotel. Address: Bao Lac Town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Thuy Duong Hotel. Address: Area 1, Bao Lac Town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Song Gam Hotel. Address: Highway 34, Residential Group 11, Bao Lac Town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.

7.2. Guest houses:

  • Viet Hoang Guesthouse. Address: Area 6, Bao Lac Town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Duc Anh Guesthouse. Address: Area 11 Bao Lac Town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Linh Giang Guest House. Address: Group 10, Hong Tri, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Guest house of Bao Lac district People’s Committee. Address: Area 3, Bao Lac Town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.

7.3 Homestays:

  • Bao Lac Traditional Homestay. Address: Cau, Bao Lac town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.
  • Sunny Bao Lac Homestay. Address: Road 217, Bao Lac town, Bao Lac, Cao Bang.

Xuan Truong Valley is a beautiful destination not to be missed in Cao Bang province beside tour to Ban Gioc waterfal. Especially in Spring when the pear flower forest is fragrant and blooming. In addition to walking and admiring flowers, you can also enjoy the majestic natural picture. Watching the peaceful and relaxing the indigenous people.

With a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides, Origin Vietnam – a professional Vietnam tour operator. We will accompany you on your journey to discover the travel beauty of Cao Bang with interesting activities and unforgettable experiences.

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