Moc Chau Plateau - An impressive destination in the Northwest region

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- Located about 200km to the west of Ha Noi, at an altitude of over 1,000m, Moc Chau Plateau in Moc Chau District, Son La Province is an ideal destination in the journey of exploring the Northwest region thanks to its cool and fresh atmosphere, endless green tea hills, gardens of plum and apricot trees and various flowers, etc.

Heart-shaped tea hills - The attractive tourist attraction in Moc Chau Plateau

 

Moc Chau Plateau has a temperate climate, topography and soil suitable for growing many crop plants, typically tea. Heart-shaped tea hills have become attractive tourist attractions, drawing a lot of visitors, especially young people. Visitors can admire immense green tea plots and also rent or buy colourful traditional costumes of local ethnic groups to take photos.

 

In addition to tea, many households in Moc Chau Plateau also grew buckwheat and white kale (cai) flowers for tourism business purpose.

 

Visitors in colourful traditional costumes of local ethnic groups

 

Visiting to Moc Chau Plateau, visitors also have the opportunity to conquer Phieng Luong Peak; visit Dai Yem Waterfall, Son Moc Huong Cave, orchid and strawberry gardens in Ang Village Ecological Tourist Area, Chien Vien Pagoda; discover unique customs of ethnic groups of Thai, Mong, Dao, etc; enjoy local specialties such as salmon, grilled fishes (pa pinh top), five-colour sticky rice and dairy products such as fresh milk, yoghurt, milk cakes, etc.

 

Local people performs traditional dances to serve visitors

 

In order to exploit effectively tourism potentials and preserve the cultural identity, Son La Province has prioritized to develop community-based tourism type, especially in Moc Chau and Van Ho districts. Community-based tourism sites are increasing, typically Son Sao Ecological Guest House in Dong Sang Commune, Moc Chau District. Coming here, visitors have the opportunity to stay in traditional stilt houses; enjoy mountainous specialties; immerse in xoe dance of Thai ethnic people, ancient folk songs; take part in camp fire and many team building games; etc.

 

With magnificent landscape and hospitable people, Moc Chau Plateau is always ready to welcome visitors.

 

Thu Giang