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Lost in bamboo forest in Vietnam's Mu Cang Chai

Tuesday, October 06, 2020, 16:30 GMT+7
Lost in bamboo forest in Vietnam's Mu Cang Chai
A woman sits in a heart-shaped structure made by Lu A Tru in the forest. She wants to create some interesting check-in points, but she will leave the entire forest mostly intact. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Take a trip to Mu Cang Chai this season and tourists will fall in love with not only yellow terraced paddy fields but also an endless green bamboo forest.

The breathtaking bamboo forest, called 'Na Hang Tua Chu,' is located in Pung Luong Commune, around 20 kilometers from the mountainous township of Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai Province.

The spectacular beauty of the forest is comparable to fantastic scenes from a martial arts movie.

Having existed for more than 60 years, it is an ideal destination for travelers to come to contemplate the immense greenery and enjoy mountainous fresh air.

Since the bamboo forest was opened to tourists in July, it has quickly become a new check-in spot for youngsters from around Vietnam.

Because of narrow paths leading to the forest, tourists may have to pay for motorbike taxis, or ‘xe om' in Vietnamese, to reach the destination.

Otherwise, adventurous travelers can ride a motorbike to conquer the bumpy roads to the forest.

The farther tourists go into the forest, the taller bamboo trees they can find.

Hundreds of thousands of straight bamboo trees spread over an area of about one hectare, creating a wonderful space for resting, taking stunning photos, and breathing fresh air.

Lu A Tru, 27, the owner of the bamboo forest that based in Na Hang Tua Chu Commune, holds a bamboo tree. He inherited the forest from his grandfather. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Lu A Tru, 27, owner of the bamboo forest in Na Hang Tua Chu Commune, holds a bamboo tree. He inherited the forest from his grandfather. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A woman walks in a narrow path lined with bamboo trees. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A woman walks on a narrow path lined with bamboo trees. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A big trunk in the bamboo forest. Travelers are recommended to prepare insect repellent before going into the forest. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A big trunk in the bamboo forest. Travelers are recommended to prepare insect repellent before going into the forest. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Bamboo trees grow straight to the sky. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Bamboo trees grow straight to the sky. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A man is searching for bamboo shoots, which is a popular specialty that can be harvested in the forest. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A man is pictured searching for bamboo shoots, a popular specialty that can be harvested in the forest. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Female tourists pose for a photo in the bamboo forest. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Female tourists pose for a photo in the bamboo forest. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Tourists can bring fast food and snacks there to build a campsite. They are required to clean up garbage before leaving. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Tourists can bring fast food and snacks there to build a campsite. They are required to clean up garbage before leaving. Photo: Nam Tran - Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

The breathtaking bamboo forest, called 'Na Hang Tua Chu', is located around 20 kilometers from the mountainous township of Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai Province. Photo: Nam Tran -Ha Thanh/ Tuoi Tre

The breathtaking bamboo forest, called 'Na Hang Tua Chu,' is located around 20 kilometers from the mountainous township of Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai Province. Photo: Nam Tran -Ha Thanh/ Tuoi Tre

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