Besides Sa Pa in Lao Cai and Tam Dao in Vinh Phuc, Cao Son area in Thanh Hoa (also known as Son Ba Muoi) Cao Son area includes the villages of Son, Muoi and Ba. Located inside the natural reserve Pu Luong, will steal the heart of any tourist with its unique and challenging terrain.
Above all, the allure of the Pa He Peak, 1,200m above from the ocean level, enchants every tourist despite the challenges ahead. As expected, just the 10km pathway to Cao Son is enough of a challenge for both vehicle and driver.
Halfway through the mountain pass, the awe-inspiring scenery with the soft touch of sunlight opens up before the eyes of the tourists. They are fascinated by the Pho Doan and Co Lung valleys surrounded by clouds. Small peaceful villages are located on the foothills.
Around this time of the day, the temperature can reach 33oC to 35oC in the urban areas while it stays cool in Son village. Clear blue skies and cool fresh air with lots of sunshine relieve the travelers’ stress and bring excitement. Here, the summer’s hottest day is only around 20oC and in the winter it goes down to -1oC or -2oC.
Beyond the praise, the beauty of Son Village is unforgettable. The pristine land is a gem. Given its natural beauty, it has still been kept away from urbanisation and the hustle and bustle of other common tourist spots.
Past Son Village, the journey gets easier with straight roads and slight slopes. Along the way, the travelers’ senses are indulged by the soft breeze and a view of the corn and bitter gourd fields of the Thai people. Stilt houses with the aged chrysotile cement roofs emerge from among the rice and corn fields and bitter gourd vines.