Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam

When it comes to beautiful ethnic villages in Vietnam, most people would be reminded of Cat Cat (Sa Pa) or Tan Lap (Moc Chau). Nevertheless, Pom Coong village in the northern province of Hoa Binh is also a stunning village that you should not miss.

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Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam
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Pom Coong Village is located in Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province. The place possesses undulating mountain ranges, vast rice fields and fresh air, Du lich Vietnam (Vietnam Travel) reported.

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam
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In the language of the Thai ethnic group, Pom Coong means a drum lying on a hill.

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam
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For those who want to explore the unique cultural values ​​of ethnic minorities, Pom Coong Village is an ideal place that you shouldn’t miss.

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam
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Pom Coong is believed to be poetic at any time of the year. The topographic structure here is quite special with the combination of both the mountains and plains, thereby creating a picturesque landscape.

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam
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Strolling around the village, visitors will easily catch sight of typical stilt houses built in clusters of Thai ethnic minority. These houses are surrounded by lush green gardens and spectacular rice fields.

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam
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The village is home to only about 70 households with more than 300 people. Quietude is word to describe Pom Coong Village. This destination is no doubt to be a perfect getaway to escape from the chaos of daily life

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam
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Pom Coong is said to be the most gorgeous at sunrise and sunset as the rays of sunlight gloriously shine down the hills and rice fields.

Besides the magnificent natural beauty, people in Pom Coong are also amicable and helpful.

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam
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It is advisable for travelers to stay at homestays as they will have the chance to get a closer insight into the daily life of the local residents, watch traditional “Xoè” dance or savor “Cần” wine (wine drunk out of a jar through pipes).

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam

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Moreover, don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample specialties in Pom Coong such as seven-colored sticky rice, banana flower salad, grilled pork with “hạt dổi” (scientifically known as michelia tonkinensis) or “cơm lam” (rice cooked in bamboo tubes).

Picturesque beauty of Pom Coong village in northern Vietnam

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In addition, taking a sip of coffee in the fresh air and hearing birds chirping are also interesting experiences that certainly refresh your mind.