Pu Luong Nature Reserve was established in 1999, with an area of 17,662 hectares, including 13,320 hectares of strictly protected zones and 4,343 hectares of ecological restoration zones. Pu Luong is the name of the Thai ethnic group which means the highest peak in the region. Pu Luong is credited as a nature reserve with scientific, socio-economic and ecotourism values. Together with Pu Hu, the forest in the Pu Luong area plays an important role in protecting the watershed of the Ma River in Thanh Hoa province.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve is located 25 km from Cuc Phuong National Park, which is connected to the tail of Cuc Phuong National Park by two gray mountain ranges running in parallel. In the middle are rice valleys. The northern and northeastern parts of Pu Luong Nature Reserve are bordered by the districts of Mai Chau, Tan Lac and Lac Son of Hoa Binh Province. Extending from the west to the south of the nature reserve is the Ma River.
So, when to pay a visit to this place? Pu Luong is beautiful all year round, most beautiful in 2 months of May and September and October. On May and June, Pu Luong is in the summer right now, but the weather is extremely cool, the temperature does not exceed 20 ℃. The scene of Pu Luong immersing in the new green color of rice terraced fields can seduce any tourist who have Vietnam private tour. September or October - the season of ripe rice is a time when visitors will admire the ripe rice terraced fields stretching on the mountainsides. A beauty rich, peaceful, poetic will hold your foot.
Coming to this place, don't forget to challenge yourself a bit with Pu Luong Peak in case you are adventurous people. It is s the highest mountain in the region with over 1,700m. This was once a place where French colonists built flight routes to flee and hide many obscure historical stories. When standing on the top of Pu Luong, it is a wonderful feeling, you can get the whole astounding scenery of majestic mountains, immense fields, valleys.
When traveling to Pu Luong, visitors also should not miss the opportunity to participate in Pho Don fair which is held every Thursday and Sunday. This is a trade market not only for items but also a meeting place for cultural exchanges of ethnic groups: Kinh, Thai, Muong, ...