From the center of A Luoi district (Hue City), go south about 30 km and you will reach A Roang. Located at the foot of the majestic Truong Son mountain, A Roang commune has become an attractive destination with a unique type of eco-tourism and community tourism. Still, it remains a hidden gem with a beautiful small valley in the middle of a vast forest.
|If you have plans to travel this weekend, pick up your backpack and come to A Roang (Hue city). (Photo: Truong Vung)
Surrounded by mountains and forests, A Roang has cool weather almost all year round. It can leave interesting experiences for visitors on hot summer days with activities like waterfalls and lakes with refreshing sceneries.
Also, A Roang is ideal for walking and mountain climbing. You can wake up early to enjoy a morning stroll in the forest and watch the sunrise in the mountains.
Exciting adventures await after breakfast, visitors can begin to explore the beauty of the primeval forest and streams. With a local guide, you can learn how to recognize each bird’s sound and how to find drinking water in each type of tree.
|The locals in the A Roang community are the Ta Oi group who live under the forest canopy on the Truong Son range. (Photo: Truong Vung)
A Roang also has many food specialties. To explore the culinary art of the local Ta Oi people, try bamboo rice, wild vegetables, stream fish, and cake.
The people in A Roang will sing traditional songs of the Ta Oi ethnic group during campfire night. They will also reenact their past life in the mountains and forests to the sound of music. The melodies of cha chap, k’loi, ba booch..or the sounds of flute, gongs, dances, and songs of the Ta Oi people, are not only captivating but deeply profound to the native people.
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The performances will make you fall in love with the traditional culture of Ta Oi people who live under the forest canopy on the Truong Son range.
|At night, gather around the campfire to spend quality time with the locals. After a long day of outdoor activities, the cozy fire and warm food will help relax your mind and body (Photo: Trung Vung).
In 2013, to create a comfortable experience for tourists when trying the highland lifestyle, many homestay models were built. Staying in these community houses is also a great way to better understand the local culture.
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As tourism continues to attract more tourists, A Roang welcomes people to come with a big group of friends. So in 2018, bigger community houses were built, with the capacity could range from 40 – 50 guests per night.
|Traditional rituals at the Aza Koonh festival of the Ta Oi people in A Roand (Photo: Truong Vung)
There is also a bicycle rental service for active travelers. You can learn about the daily life of the Ta Oi people or visit the villages located at the foot of the mountain with strange rustic beauty on their bikes.
|A Roang commune has become an attractive destination with a unique type of eco-tourism and community tourism. (Photo: baothuathienhue.vn).