Mau Son Moutain is one of the most attractive mountains in Lang Son
Posted by Lương Đồng on 26th Tháng Mười Một 2015
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Mau Son Moutain is one of the most attractive mountains because of the spectacular view it provides if you can make it to the top. 

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Some seventy years ago, there were only to way to reach the peak of the mountain, by going on foot or horseriding. Not until 1987 that a winding mountain pass was constructed and motorbikes were allowed to circulated on this route. Endowed with magnificent scenery, Mau Son Mountain called attention of the French colonist to come here for relaxation purpose. In 20th century, the French ended up building a military base on the mountain so as to guard and protect the border of Vietnam since the mountain possesses many gateways to China. Those types of the French’s activities excluded Dao Ethnic group, the aborigines in the region, from continuing to inhabit in their own home. Consequently, the ethnic group was subjected to moving, making way for the French’s settlement. Only authorized personnel were allowed to enter the French base.

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Mist covers Mau Son’s peak all year around

In the winter, the mountain’s peak is always covered in fanciful mist, creating a picturesque landscape. the weather is ideal and cool throughout the year with the average temperature is around 15.5 centigrade.

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The way up the Mountain

The precious source of charming view possessed by Mau Son Mountain is open to access of the French only until 1936. Earlier, a student of Dr. Alexandre Yersin, Dr. O Pflot, came to Mau Son and acquired some Vietnamese medicinal herbs there. Intoxicated by the artless view of the site, he petitioned the French governor on expand the site into a tourism attraction and, consequently, economically developed the region. In 1936, the Doctor’s proposal got accepted and he started to commence constructing work at Mau Son Mountain building hundreds of lovely villas from stones on the side of the mountain. Since then, the tourism business of Mau Son Mountain began to thrive.

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The winding mountain passes beautify the landscape and also is the right place for ones to practice his photographic skill

If you come to visit Mau Son Mountain, you may not want to miss enjoying local delicacies made of forest vegetables and wild animals with a native family. You also have the chance to appreciate how skillful the native is at embroidering traditional clothing and making brocade. Wine in the region is famous as it is distilled from herbs picked in the forest, which bring natural, mild and unique fragrance.