QUANG NGAI – Bui Hui Steppe has endless green grass fields, stretching as far as the eye can see, an ideal place to camp, hunt clouds, and watch the sunset and sunrise.
Located at an altitude of about 628 m above sea level, Bui Hui steppe in Ba Trang commune, Ba To district, is one of the most beautiful steppes in Quang Ngai. In addition to the stretching green grasslands, the steppe also has myrtle hills about 20 hectares wide, guava hills that are decades old and rolling mountains stretching as far as the eye can see, according to the website of Quang Ngai Provincial Youth Union.
The entire vast grassy hill area has no trees. The edge of the steppe has a few ridges of shrubs just slightly taller than a person’s head. Below the grassy hill are terraced fields of the Hre people.
During the 45-day journey driving across the country from August 16 to October 9, the family of Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Minh, 28 years old, Soc Trang, spent a night camping and sleeping in a tent in the middle of the Bui Hui steppe.
From the center of Quang Ngai city, Mr. Minh drove a pickup truck about 60 km to Ba To district. Then move more than 10 km along the mountain pass to reach Bui Hui steppe.
Although the road has been concreted, because it is a hilly road, there are bends and windings, visitors should pay close attention. The road to the steppe is dirt but flat, suitable for both motorbikes and cars with low and high clearance.
Coming to Bui Hui in early autumn, the whole array of green hills is the color of young grass, followed by hills covered with green trees, interwoven in the middle of the valley are villages. “A few clouds flying halfway below give the feeling of standing on the clouds,” Mr. Minh said.
With beautiful natural scenery and cool, fresh climate, Bui Hui steppe is a favorite destination of many tourists. Located high up, this place has also become a spot for young backpackers to hunt clouds, camp, and watch the sunset and sunrise.
On days when the weather is favorable, the sky is clear and a sea of white clouds appear halfway up the mountains and hills in the distance. “Not as majestic as Ta Xua, Ha Giang, the sea of clouds in Bui Hui steppe has a more poetic and gentle beauty,” Mr. Minh commented.
In the Bui Hui steppe, there are not many tourist activities or services, so this place still retains its wild beauty. If you want to camp or rest overnight, you can proactively prepare your own belongings or rent a tent or book a room from a number of nearby accommodation establishments.
People should choose a camping spot, light a fire that does not affect the landscape, and be careful to clean up before leaving. Visitors can explore the culture and cuisine of the Hre ethnic community living in Ba To district, such as the art of performing gong ba has been recognized as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage. Tra river goby braised with pepper, grilled pork ram, fish ball vermicelli, snails, rice paper, Tinh Khe pancake, Mr. Minh suggested.
Each season, Bui Hui steppe has its own beauty. The third month of the lunar calendar is the time when the decades-old guava hills ripen, the fruit is as big as a thumb, attracting birds to eat the fruit. Around May and June, the purple color of thousands of myrtle flowers blooms, spreading over an area of more than 20 hectares. This is considered the most beautiful and poetic time of the Bui Hui steppe.
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