Pu Luong cave – Kho Muong Village
There is one main cave in Pu Luong Reserve and it can not be compared with Phong Na National Park. If you decide to reach the hidden of village of Kho Muong, don’t forget to visit Doi Cave (Bat Cave). A huge cave, the biggest of the Reserve, deserves an exploration.
In Pu luong, the Bat Cave is still not very touristic as most of the travelers prefer to trek along the beautiful rice fields. Pu Luong Eco Garden benefits of its location and make it an opportunity to combine both. Starting from the hotel, a medium trek will lead along some hidden rice fields to reach Kho Muong village and then the Pu Luong cave, the Bat Cave.
Kho Muong is a village of about 65 families with over 300 White Thai people. In local dialect, “Kho” is Origin and “Muong” is Village so “Kho Muong” is understood as the place where people first settled in the whole area. The Kho Muong village was found about 300 years ago by some hunters who amazed by the flat valley with abundant water from streams and they moved all of their family, neighbors and settled down here. Regarding location, it lies deep in the core zone of the Reserve, isolated from other villages in the region. In order to reach this village with spectacular view of both mountain and valley.
Once through the pristine forests of Pu Luong Nature Reserve and overcoming passes, steep challenges, the Kho Muong appears peacefully on graceful hills.
Kho Muong is located in on of the deepest valleys in Pu Luong. You can reach this village via road 15A that connect Mai Chau and Pu Luong and start trekking from Ban Sai, where road 15A meets road 15C. The trek from Sai village to Kho Muong village offers the most stunning scenery with big cliffs and green forest on a side and rice terraces and village on another side. Visit Kho Muong, residing at any house, you will be treated to the very typical dishes like rice, mountain, forest banana flower salad, soup bitter, corn liquor, especially boiled duck meat.