Has inspired the famous poem ‘Tay Tien’ (West March) by soldier-poet Quang Dung, Pha Luong Mountain is the symbolized image of both hardships and the determination of humans to overcome such difficulties. The poem was written to praise the courage of the soldiers who were marching to the western border in the fight against French troops.
Nowadays, Pha Luong Mountain has become a famous trekking site with the level of difficulty has dropped significantly yet the nature beauties has still been as wild and beautiful as they were in the past.
On the height of 2000m, Pha Luong Peak offers majestic scenery of Lao-Vietnam border with primitive forest and mystic mountain backdrop. The road to the mountaintop takes you about 3 hours on steep slopes, with a local porter’s assistance. When you’re on the top, don’t forget to enjoy the bare board rock intruding out to the air. This is indeed one of the coolest site to take picture in Vietnam with the whole view of mountains and clouds behind your back.
*Tips for climbing Pha Luong Mountain:
For foreign travelers who wish to climb Pha Luong, you’ll have to attain a permit from authorities to visit the place.
No one will be allowed to stay overnight on the mountaintop
Take much time to rest and prepare at the border guard station which is located 10km away from the highway before going up.
Best time to climb is between December and April which is the dry season in Vietnam