Vietnam places to visit: Mau Son Mountain Lang Son
Vietnam place to visit, The 1,541m Mau Son Mountain place in Loc Binh District, sourrounded by Cha Mount and over 80 other mounts of different heights, is 30km from Lang Son City to the northeast Vietnam.
From Hanoi, tourists can get on a Hanoi - Lang Son coach at the Gia Lam coach station. At Lang Son City, they can hire motorbikes to go to Mau Son Mountain.
With the wind whistling up and the clouds floating down, the sky seems within arms reach. The panorama from the highest peak in Lang Son region is like a Chinese ink drawing. To the north is Ninh Minh, China, to the east is Na Duong and to the west is Dong Dang, all merging beautifully into one spectacular landscape. The winding narrow mountain path, like a snake, lies tucked between two steep mountains.
Visit Mau Son Mountain, with fresh air and imposing scenery, is an ideal place for relaxing on a weekend after a tense working week. On the way to the mountaintop, visitors can meet and talk with Dao, Tay, Hmong or Nung ethnic people.
There are many inns on Mau Son’s top, which are quite comfortable, pricing from VND120,000 to VND200,000 (US$7.5-12.5)/double room/night.
Food is not available on Mau Son so visitors should reserve food at inns or bring food from Lang Son City with them. Local specialties that they should taste are roast suckling pork, roast duck, frog, grilled chicken, bamboo-tube rice, pork cooked with mac mat leaves, and wild vegetables like chayote, ngot or banana inflorescence.
On the top of Mau Son , visitors can buy pure bee’s honey and honeycomb from ethinic minority people.
When the night falls, visitors can relax by soaking their body in tubs with medicinal herbs of the Dao people, then tasting local food and drink such as San Tuyet tea, which only grows on the mountains in the two districts of Cao Loc and Loc Binh.
Surrounded by wild nature and cold mountain wind, visitors can also taste Mau Son wine, which is distilled from mountain spring water and special remedies. Tourists can buy this kind of wine at inns, pricing from VND10,000-20,000 ($0.6-1.25) per litre.
(Source: Tuoi Tre)
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