Established in 1999
Area: 17, 662 hectares
Karst landscape, diverse flora and fauna, Thai ethnic minority villages
Located only a half-day's drive (~160 km) from Hanoi, the Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an excellent place to get back to nature. An extensive network or trekking, cycling, and motorbiking trails lead to deep into the Veitnam jungle and many ethnic minority villages.
The Nature Reserve was established in 1999, and protected an area of 17, 662 ha. The karst landscapes have made the reserve and interesting area for exploration and study. Some of the fauna in the area include the clouded leopard, spotted dear, bears, as well as many spieces of monkeys and bats. The area has also become increasingly popular wwith birders.
The Thai ethnic minority are the primary group to inhabit Pu Luong, although there is a very small population of Muong. Their villages of traditional stilt homes are easily spotted among the rice paddies.