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Ban Buot has the wild beauty of mountain and forest nature

In Buot village, we have a peaceful village, surrounded by old forests, clouds covering the early mornings, green grass and trees, the sound of streams and waterfalls flowing day and night and friendly and gentle people. Find nature, find the feeling of being immersed in those simple features to relax and be at peace, not the feeling of avoiding reality, but to see that you are still yourself, and to feel alive. Such unusually peaceful days.

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Where is Ban Buot?
Ban Buot is a peaceful land located in the heart of high mountains and old forests in Chieng Yen commune, Van Ho district, Son La province. This place was chosen by the Thai and Muong ethnic minorities as a long-standing settlement and the name Buot is the pronunciation of Uot’s camp because the whole village is surrounded by a clear stream flowing from the upstream forest.
Water is the most important source of life for the Northwestern Thai people – typical residents of the valley culture. Therefore, for many years now, residents of Buot village have included in the community’s village regulations regulations to protect water sources and natural stream fish in the village.
Ban Buot is 145km from Hanoi, equivalent to about 3 hours of driving time; located on National Highway 6 (1.5km from National Highway 6 to the village); 40km from Lac Mai Chau village, next to Hang Kia rattan hunting area of ​​Hoa Binh; Located on Moc Chau tourist route (40km from Hua Tat village, 60km from Moc Chau town). From Hanoi, you can catch a bus to Son La. Ban Buot is the first village of Son La you will encounter on this route. On Highway 6, on the right there is a small concrete road turning into the village. Although it is relatively steep, it is not too dangerous. To ensure safety when entering the village, you still need good drivers and experience driving on mountain passes and slopes. The road in the village is quite easy to walk and has been concreted since February 2020.
Explore the green, pristine nature and people in Buot
People often say that when turning from Highway 6 to Ban Buot, it’s like entering another world, a peaceful world with green grass, flowers, trees, chirping birds, streams and waterfalls. and gentle rivers flow.

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In Buot, the atmosphere is peaceful, not crowded, noisy, rushed, nor many entertainment areas or services. But thanks to that, the small village still retains its simple and rustic features in the landscape and daily life of the people.
Waking up early in the morning here, you will immediately admire the rolling mountains, the surrounding sea of ​​clouds, and the sun rising in the distance. The scenery is both peaceful and magical, no different from “cloud hunting” as young people often talk about. It’s wonderful to wander around in the morning and watch the sunrise, and in the afternoon to watch the red sunset. At night, at the top of Agritage Hill, you will also have the opportunity to watch the stars amid the majestic natural scenery.
Walking on the winding roads in the village, people still diligently do their daily work, occasionally encountering people going to the fields to tend rice, going to the hills to pick tea, cutting grass, pruning trees… The people’s lives are simple with the unique identities of the Thai and Muong indigenous people appearing in the architecture of houses, stilt houses, cuisine, costumes, lifestyle, traditional beauty in culture is still preserved. preserved almost intact.

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The rice fields are located in the heart of the pristine old forest, an important and long-standing livelihood area for the people. Not only is it one of the most impressive and beautiful landscapes in the village, this is also the place where famous Te Rau rice in Buot village is produced according to international organic standards.

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Coming to Buot village, you can see streams everywhere. The stream from the ravine flows around the village, creating clear natural waterfalls and pools, where you can see fish swimming freely and you can see down to the bottom. People said that in the past, fish in the stream were exploited quite a lot. Until about 10 years ago, localities and people agreed to preserve the fish and not allow them to be caught anymore. During the past decade, the fish population in the angelfish stream has been carefully raised and protected. The regulations are very strict: no one is allowed to catch fish in this stream. If you catch a stream fish, you will be fined 20kg of rice.

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When you come to Buot village, stop by the stream to feed the fish!
Near the village there are many beautiful waterfalls such as Bang Dong Waterfall and That Tat Nang Waterfall. On the way, you can also see many nameless but beautiful waterfalls.
Villagers often call them “old forest swimming pools”, looking up they see the cloudy sky and surrounding forest canopy. When you come here in the summer, don’t hesitate to jump into the “pool” to be immersed in the flow of the Northwest mountains and forests.

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Discovered and designed by Van Ho Agritage, trekking routes of varying difficulty, passing through ecological complexes of old forests, rice fields, rivers, streams, and natural waterfalls from village to village, bring unique experiences. Deep and impressive experience of Northwest nature.

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If you have a chance, you must visit Van Ho Agritage in Buot village to feel and have your own experience!
The article references a number of sources combined with Van Ho Agritage’s practical experience. Hope you will find this information useful.

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