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From Hanoi to Moc Chau Travel Guide: Everything You Should Know

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A travel guide from Hanoi to Moc Chau, Vietnam: Visit Moc Chau you will have the opportunity to come to Moc Chau once whether summer or winter, sunny days spread yellow on the spring dream forest or winter fog …

 Moc Chau is famous for historical sites such as Son Moc Huong cave, pine forest, strip Yem waterfall, and Phieng Luong peak.

Each season you will find Moc Chau has a different interesting point, but overall, the climate of Moc Chau is always cool and is a great destination at any time of the year.

 HmongTrip’s Travel Guide would like to share with you the latest Moc Chau travel experiences.

About Moc Chau

Moc Chau is a mountainous, highland and border district, located in the southeast of Son La province, 180 km northwest of Hanoi, with a natural area of ​​1,081.66 km2, accounting for 7.49% of the area. Son La Province ranked 8th out of 12 districts and the city of Son La. Moc Chau district has Highway 6, Highway 37 and Highway 43 passing through, sharing the border with Vietnam – Laos 40.6 km long.

Moc Chau has all four distinct seasons, with a cool and cool highland climate throughout the year. The average temperature per year is about 18-20ºC, the average annual rainfall is 1,500 – 1,600 mm and the average humidity is 85%.

Local People in Moc Chau Son La
Local People in Moc Chau Son La

Moc Chau Plateau has a large area with cool climate conditions, has a convenient location so it is close enough for guests to come, far enough for guests to stay; Diversified ecosystems, especially the beautiful grassland areas (meadows, flower gardens), mild climate, with famous landscapes of Ngu Dong village, Dai Yem waterfall, Pha Luong peak, lake area Ecology of Ang pine forest, tea hill, peach garden, plum garden, dairy farm …

Currently, Moc Chau is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the North with hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. From Hanoi, you can come to Moc Chau by private transport with a travel time of about 6-8 hours depending on weather conditions.

What is the best time to visit Moc Chau?

Tea in Moc Chau – Photo; Trần Kiên Trung-min
Tea in Moc Chau – Photo; Trần Kiên Trung

If you just want to go to change the atmosphere to escape the bustle of the street, you can come to Moc Chau at any time of the year, but if you want to admire the beauty of Moc Chau, then please see the suggestions below for HmongTrip’s Travel Guide.

6 Tips about Moc Chai travel guide:

• Before and right after the Lunar New Year is the season for peach blossom and plum blossom.

• Around March is the time when flowers bloom, in addition to March 26, there is the End of the Year Festival

• At the beginning of September, there is an Independent New Year of the Mong people.

• November is the time when flowering cabbage blooms the hills

• December is the season of wild sunflowers, you will meet wild sunflowers right along Highway 6.

• From April to August Moc Chau is nothing special, but there are also many interesting destinations for you such as Moc Chau Tea Hill, Dai Yem Waterfall …

How to get from Hanoi to Moc Chau, Son La

About 200km from Hanoi and over 100km from the center of Son La City, currently you can only move to Moc Chau only by road.

From other places go to Hanoi

For those in Central and South, to get to Moc Chau you need to be in Hanoi to My Dinh bus station before moving on. There are a number of long-distance buses from provinces to Son La, you will go through Moc Chau but it may not be convenient to Hanoi first and then to Moc Chau. Most sleeper buses passing through Moc Chau will depart around dusk.

From other places go to Hanoi – Moc Chau by planes

Flights from provinces to Hanoi are operated daily with the participation of all domestic airlines and many flight time zones. However, depending on how to continue to Moc Chau, you should choose a suitable flight time.

• If you decide to go to Hanoi and immediately go to Moc Chau, you should fly the flight so that the time of landing in Noi Bai about 16h, after completing the procedures, moving to the bus station still has time to eat and drink. , rest before getting in the car. If traveling in a large group of 3-4 people or more, you should take a taxi, if traveling alone or want to save money, please use the 109 bus route from Noi Bai to My Dinh, the car parked in apron P2, terminal T1.

• If you decide to go to Hanoi to rest and rent a motorbike from Hanoi to go to Moc Chau, you can choose flights with landing time to suit your personal plan.

From other places go to Hanoi – Moc Chau by train

Similar to flying, if you go by train and want to move to Moc Chau on that day, please take the SE8 train, the train will stop at Hanoi Station at 15:30.

From Hanoi station, you go to the station exit, take bus 49 and get off at the National University site, where you can walk or continue on bus 34 to My Dinh bus station.

The best ways from Hanoi to Moc Chau, Son La

From Hanoi to Moc Chau by public transport

Located on Highway 6 to some northwestern provinces, you can use public transport with the route to go through this stage.

Currently, the bus routes from Hanoi to Son La or from Hanoi to Dien Bien will go through Moc Chau, but because these cars usually depart from Hanoi at around 19-20h, the time up to Moc Chau will be at night, if you go this way you remember to choose the hotel or motel in Moc Chau near Highway 6 to ease down.

If you arrange a time to go by day, from My Dinh bus station, there will be a bus going directly to Moc Chau around 12 noon, you can contact Tuan Huyen’s garage to ask for more information 0212 3867478 – 0212 3668558 – 0947 867478 – 0986 373999. You can also go to Son La bus station (on Nguyen Trai street) and there are quite a lot of cars going in the daytime.

From Hanoi to Moc Chau by private vehicles

If you want to go to Moc Chau by private means, you just need to move along the National Road 6.

This is an important main road so the traffic is relatively crowded, the road is basically easy to go, not too difficult for you who have long-distance ride experience.

Most popular motorcycles can run to Moc Chau easily, similarly to cars, small cars like KIA Morning, Hyundai i10 … also have no difficulty in this way.

Using personal means, you can combine your trip to Moc Chau with other attractive tourist destinations in Hoa Binh such as Kim Boi, Thung Nai, Mai Chau …

How to get around Moc Chau?

Travel around Moc Chau by taxi

If you can use a taxi, there is no difference in the part of the taxi

Name of the taxi companyPhone Number You Can contact
Huong Sen 0212 3567567
Blue Star 0212 6262626
Green Steppe 0212 3868686

Travel around Moc Chau by rent a Motorbike

Go to Moc Chau by motorbike
Go to Moc Chau by motorbike

Moc Chau is about 200 km northwest of Hanoi in the direction of Son La. You can travel to Moc Chau by private motorbike from Hanoi or transfer to Moc Chau by bed car and then rent a car to visit Moc Chau.

Where to stay in Moc Chau, Son La

Moc Chau has 2 towns: Moc Chau Town, in both places there are many motel hotels for you to choose from. If you go to Moc Chau on weekends or public holidays, you should call in advance to make sure you do not have to be confused when you arrive and you cannot find the room.

Tips for choosing a good hotel to stay in Moc Chau: Choose the Right One

Before, coming to Moc Chau if you wanted to choose a hotel with relatively good service, almost no, the choice at that time was only Union hotel. However, in recent years, along with the number of tourists coming to Moc Chau, the number of hotels with high standards and good services is invested in Moc Chau, the more tourists have. Selection.

The November Moc Chau

Address: Dong Sang, Moc Chau, Son La

Phone: 097 470 85 86

 Moc Chau Lavallee

Address: Sub-zone 32, Phieng Luong, Moc Chau, and Son La

Phone: 0868 086 660

 Mountain View Homestay

Address: Sub-Area 12, Moc Chau Town, Moc Chau, Son La

Phone: Updating

 Stella Moc Chau Hotel

Address: Dong Sang, Moc Chau, Son La

Phone: 091 112 23 03

 Moc Chau Homestay

Address: National Road 43, Moc Chau, Son La

Phone: 0329 796 182

 Moc Chau Town Homestay

Address: Sub-Area 5, Moc Chau Town, Moc Chau, Son La

Phone: Updating

 Moc Chau Mum Homestay

Address: Phieng Luong, Moc Chau, Son La

Phone: Updating

 Binh Hien Eco-Lodge

Address: Sub-zone 5, Moc Chau Town, Moc Chau, Son La

Phone: 083 466 6773

 Muong Thanh Luxury Moc Chau

Address: Nga 3 Moc Chau Farm, Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Phieng Luong, Moc Chau, Son La

Phone: 0212 2258 886

 House Hill

Address: Moc Chau Town, Moc Chau, Son La, Vietnam

Phone: 033 853 8999

Guest Houses in Moc Chau

If you do not have a too high demand for accommodation, the motel is quite suitable for most people, especially those traveling in large groups because of the large number of rooms and cheap cost.

 For many people who take the overnight bus to Moc Chau, choosing the motels along Highway 6 will also be more convenient because there is no need to move another route right after getting off.

Homestay in Moc Chau

Along with the needs of the homestay of young people who love to travel, Moc Chau has gradually caught up with many beautiful homestays built to serve the needs of a cheap accommodation as well as a beautiful point. to have “live virtual” photos.

In addition to homestays in central Moc Chau, you can come to some areas such as Ban Ang pine forest, Van Ho area (formerly in Moc Chau, now separated into new districts) to stay. These areas have many homestay houses on stilts built and managed by indigenous people themselves.

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Top best amazing places to visit in Moc Chau

Moc Chau Vietnam map

Children in Moc Chau, Son La
Children in Moc Chau, Son La – Photo: Anh Chien Hoang

Thung Cuong (Thong Cuong)

Thung Cuong (Thong Cuong) is a Mong village located between Dong Sang commune of Moc Chau and Xuan Nha of Van Ho (A newly established district was separated from Moc Chau).

The path to the valley with two sides is an immense valley of mustard greens. This is also one of the favorite wedding photography spots for young people.

Pa Phach village

Pa Phach below is a Thai village. The above Pa Phach includes 3 villages: Pa Phach 1,2 and 3 of the Mong people.

 In the past, Pa Phach 1 village of Van Ho commune had just been merged into Dong Sang commune since 2002.

The road to Pa Phach is quite dangerous, going through consecutive steep, when reaching the top to look down, a valley is filled with the blue sky of plums, peaches … some roofs of the Mong people hide in the middle of the forest.

Looking to this side, Moc Chau Plateau spreads the headlines also filled with the green of young grass, young corn, a few dairy herds grazing …

Because the terrain is located between two mountain ranges, Pa Phach is gradually opened up to create 3 Pa Phach villages of the Green Mong people.

The climate is generally cool and fresh, with many surrounding forests and especially when the afternoon is foggy. dense enclosure like peanuts in the sea of ​​mist.

Ban Ang pine forest

Located on Moc Chau plateau (Moc Chau district, Son La province), Ang village not only has a cool and fresh climate; poetic and charming scenery but also preserving unique cultural treasures of the Thai people.

From Moc Chau farm town, you follow Highway 43 about 2km south to Ang village.

Seen from above, Ang village is as beautiful as a water-color painting with the traditional floor stilt looming, hidden under vast green foliage.

Next to the village is a 5-hectare natural lake surrounded by green pine forests planted on reddish-brown fertility hills.

In the distance, the scenery of Moc Chau plateau, especially in the spring, with tea hills, green pastures, ban flowers, apricot flowers, plum blossoms in the forest seems to have adorned the beauty of Ang village.

Ban Ang is home to the Thai ethnic people. They live mainly on cultivation (tea, cabbage, maize, rice), animal husbandry and traditional crafts (brocade embroidery, wicker weaving, padding of rice paddies).

Although it is adjacent to Moc Chau town, the Ang villagers still preserve intact specific ethnic cultural identities such as traditional stilt houses, costumes, ancient folk tunes, folk games and ceremonies, and unique festivals…

 Coming to Ang village, you will have the opportunity to experience the daily life with the villagers (at the stilt house, lying on the padding of rice, up the hill picking tea, down the stream to catch fish …); Discover the scenery of the Northwest mountains, especially horse riding around the Ang pine forest and enjoy local specialties such as: Can wine, lam rice, pa pop cop (grilled fish), smoked meat, veal Chao, “love sticky rice, leavened yeast, bamboo tube fish”, dishes from forest vegetables …

Tay Tien Forest Park

Tay Tien Forest Park or full name is A historical vestige of 52 Tay Tien Regiment built at Na Bo hill, Moc Chau town.

The design of the Tay Tien Souvenir Monument is inspired by the poem “Tây Tiến” by poet Quang Dũng – a soldier of Tây Tiến Regiment.

 Visiting, experiencing the restoration of historic relics of the 52nd Regiment of the West Tien we will feel honestly about the soldiers who share the ideal of living “the battlefield without regrets forever green “but also full of magnanimity and romance, they were united, unanimous, overcome all difficulties, hardships, determined to fight and sacrifice for the independence and freedom of the Fatherland.

The relic is divided into 03 areas, in which, the memorial monument is modeled into 4 bayonets, sure, soaring into the sky.

 It is the image of the soldiers after the days of climbing the hill, crossing the mountain pass, fighting fiercely with the few moments of gunpoint to rest.

The memorial area designed a monument surrounded by transparent glass, symbolizing the misty beauty of the Northwest mountains.

This moment sublime in the soul of the Western Tien soldier – the intellectual boys of the land of magnificent, magnificent, they volunteered to fight to bring with them romantic dreams full of poetic Hanoi.

Enrolled Beer House is designed according to the architecture of “Arc de Triomphe” – the gate architecture to celebrate the victory.

This is a symbol of the victories, as well as the desire to win the triumphal track.

The roof of the inscription house is designed with glass to catch the light, the symbol of revolutionary heroism, and the ideal of self-living for the Fatherland.

Moc Chau Happly Land

This is a fairly large tourist area located in Lung village, Muong Sang commune.

Built on a large space with many miniatures like a heart, windmill … along with planting a lot of flowers here, creating a pretty and majestic scenery for you to take photos.

Dai Yem Waterfall

Dai Yem waterfall, also known as “Nang waterfall” and “Ban Vet waterfall” is located in Muong Sang commune, Moc Chau district, Son La province.

The reason for the name is called Dai Yem because according to legend, the waterfall is a yacht of the girl who saved the boy from the flood.

Dai Yem Waterfall is located on Vat stream originating from the two streams of Bo Co Lam and Bo Ta Grand at the top of Vat village, a Thai village with a long history.

Suoi Vat flows 5 km at the confluence with Bo Sap stream, a large stream originating from Bo Sap village, bordering Vietnam Laos and flowing to Yen Chau land.

At the confluence of the two streams, the stream meets a limestone area and flows downward to form the Dai Yem waterfall.

Dai Yem waterfall consists of two parts, the upper waterfall is 70 m wide, the lower waterfall is located 150-200 m away.

In the dry season, the waterfall below only flows from a height of 50 m down to the slopes below two falls with a total height of 100m, one side is divided into 9 floors, the other 5 floors.

The way between the two parts of the waterfall is a flat ground that is convenient for tourists to visit. The vegetation at the top of the waterfall is also quite rich

Son Moc Huong Cave (Bat Cave)

Bat Cave is located in the northeast of Moc Chau town with an area of ​​6,915 m2.

 From Hanoi to Son La, along National Road 6, the monument is in the heart of Moc Chau town in the mountains on the right-hand side, 165 m from National Road 6.

From Highway 6 up to the cave, we have to climb 240 steps to reach the cave entrance. The road to the cave is designed to meander, flexibly alleviate the fatigue when visitors have to go up.

Legend has it that: From ancient times, there was a sacred dragon flying to the East Sea.

When flying over this land, seeing the majestic mountains, rich land, cool climate, peaceful sky, the dragon wanted to live here, then went to hide and reside here.

Today the winding mountains surrounding the valley have mysterious colors: white in the morning, blue in the afternoon, glowing pink in the afternoon, purple in the sunset, which is the dragon body.

When the dragon turned to thank the land that nourished the dragon and released seven jewels in return for the land that nourished it (that is, seven small mountains in the valley today) the dragon’s mouth descended south. 7 jewels, this is also the door to Hang Doi.

Ngu Dong Ban On

Ngu Dong is located deep in the canyons of Wen village (Moc Chau) quite separate from the outside. Because the road to Ngu Dong is still difficult, it still retains a rare wild beauty.

The five-active complex consists of four main caves on a hill and an independent hill on the side of the hill.

Five caves are compared to the five elements of theory Kim, Moc, Thuy, Hoa, and Tho.

Sparkling stalactite system with many unique shapes, crystallized over thousands of years.

The third cave is the deepest and the only one equipped with a power system thanks to the generator but is only used on holidays, so you need to have a flashlight when visiting the cave.

Moc Chau tea plantation

Moc Chau – Son La From Hanoi to Moc Chau
Moc Chau – Son La From Hanoi to Moc Chau

Moc Chau Plateau is famous for its green tea hills, spreading all over the hills. Tea here is grown everywhere, mixed with beautiful little houses.

Somewhere with rows of rose petals, paper flowers were blooming in the fog, making the scenery dreamy.

Heart Tea Hill area is located on the way to Ngu Dong Ban On, about 15km from Moc Chau Farm Town.

From the union hotel going towards market 70, passing the market about 1km, on the left there is a turn to Ngu Dong, keep going straight until you see the sea turn to Ngu Dong Ban On then turn, go about 2km, the tea hill is visible on the right

With so many tea hills, it’s hard to choose a location for your favorite photos.

The closest to the town is the tea hill just behind the tea factory, about 3km from the Union hotel.

On the way to Ngu Dong Ban On is a road with many beautiful tea hills with strange shapes such as the letter S, wavy shape, heart shape … A little further away, Tan Lap tea hill is far from Nong Truong Town. nearly 20km.

Na Ka plum valley

It can be said that Na Ka is one of the most beautiful plum valleys of Moc Chau, so some people have come to this place in the spring as a wonderland.

In the spring, standing at the top of the pass, visitors are delighted to zoom into the valley as a lovely white, beautiful of plum flowers spread across the vast valley, on the cliffs, or on the fruits. Or on the small hills everywhere we see pristine white of plum blossom ….

Phieng Canh

Phieng Canh is a small village of Mong people (Tan Lap commune). Located on the same road to Tim Doi Hill, Na Kha plum valley, it is quite convenient if you take a little more to enter Phieng Canh.

Long Sap border gate

As a secondary border gate, Long Sap border gate is located in Long Sap, Moc Chau and Son La communes, connecting with Laos through the Pa Hang border gate in Hua Phan province of Laos.

This is also the site of the 255-boundary border (Vietnam-Laos landmark). If you want to visit Laos market, you also need to go through the declaration and procedure.

Laos Market

Lao market at Long Sap border gate is about 30 minutes’ walk from the border post. Holidays, as well as weekdays here, are crowded people passing by.

Visitors to the market are mainly ethnic people near the border of the two countries and tourists from far away, especially on holidays, this number is somewhat increased.

From Vietnam, visitors need to do a few simple procedures to walk through your land, visit, and shop.

Stalls constructed from several bamboo sticks and tarpaulins are typical of the Lao market on the Long Sap border.

 Only about 400 m2 wide, the stalls are lined up close together with buyers to stop making this place even busier.

Because it is located entirely in the territory of your country, the sellers at this market are mostly Laotians with typical traditional costumes.

It only takes a few minutes to go through the small market. Goods on sale here are not rich and diverse but are subdivided and characterized by inherent characteristics of Laotians.

From the Vietnamese slope to the top of the market are farmers selling coconut.

 Next to it are stands selling tapes and music with loud Lao music emanating from the speakers.

All along the main road through the market are stalls selling baked goods. The aroma of chicken and fish skewers makes anyone want to try once to know the taste of Lao cuisine.

Follow a small path up the upper slope of the market to reach the place where traditional food and household goods are sold.

A few booths display confectionery with Lao labels, some cutlery sales, and some tools for farming.

Somewhere a few boxes are hanging on white glass bags. Inside are eye-catching red-green water or mannequins and some dishes like Vietnamese noodles.

 If you are still uncomfortable because of the taste of leftover chicken skewers, guests can come to this small side to buy a papaya mannequin bag for only about 10,000 VND.

Lao market at Long Sap border gate has a feature that not all markets have. That is the language barrier and selling at high prices do not seem to exist.

 Buyers need to pick up the item they like, and the owner signals to buy and sell quickly, easily.

It is not a problem if the customer only has Vietnamese or Lao currency because the seller knows the value and accepts the money values ​​of the two countries.

 So if you walk in the middle of the market and suddenly feel hungry, visitors can still stop by a small stall of friendly Laotian women, point to any dish you like and pay by hand.

 They are not freaking out because of the fear of buying at high prices.

Chieng Khoa Waterfall

Chieng Khoa Waterfall or Thac May Waterfall is the name associated with the legend of the Hoa ban Xen Ban – Xen Muong festival.

The waterfall is beautiful as a strip of white clouds playing around the deep valley, launching white foam to create a light mist to cool the whole area.

Chieng Khoa Waterfall is located in Chieng Khoa commune, where it belongs to Moc Chau district, about 30km from the district center in the direction of Van Yen ferry on NH43. Since the region was divided, Chieng Khoa belongs to Van Ho district.

Pha Luong peak

With an altitude of more than 2000m, Pha Luong, also known as Bo Lung (Thai means large mountain), is considered to be the roof of Moc Chau located in the east of the district of Tan Xuan and Chieng Xuan communes of the Vietnamese border area. Laos.

At the top, there is a flat area of ​​nearly 10 hectares which is very suitable for camping or playing activities.

Still, due to the security situation (because this is an area for transporters Drugs from Laos to Vietnam) currently, overnight camping is not allowed. If you want to trek to Mount Pha Luong, you need to get permission from the border post and must have a guide from the local people to avoid getting lost.

 Your trip is only allowed to go in the day without being extended to the next day. It is a famous place in the march of the Tay Tien army in the past.

What to eat when coming to Moc Chau

Moc To Ninh Binh – Photo; hotal84-min
What to eat when coming to Moc Chau

Calves Chao

The calves born in Moc Chau when born (called calves) are sexually determined, if they are female, they will be kept for milk, while the male calves will not be reproduced.

 When the calf was eliminated, the people in Moc Chau plateau turned it into a nutritious, delicious, and attractive dish –  Calves Chao.

The way to make a veal without picky, from the raw material is veal. However, the best calves must be made from the meat of young calves that have just been born seven days old, only breastfed and have not eaten any grass on the prairies.

 Like that, the new veal is delicious with every piece of beef crunchy, firm, but not hard, but on the contrary, very soft and sweet.

Veal is chopped into small pieces, marinated with lemongrass, ginger, spices, and then chao through boiling oil. Because calve is young, the dish is soft, sweet, not fat, not fat.

Moc Chau stream fish

Moc Chau stream fishes are round and mouth round. There are tiny fishes like a little finger and a little more than two fingers. Fish are washed and put on a frying pan when eating can chew both meat and fish bones.

Moc Chau Salmon

Like the fish that only lives in cold regions like the Americas, Europe has been successfully imported to Moc Chau.

With a tasty taste, beautiful pink meat, high nutritional value, salmon is a luxury dish of travelers coming to Moc Chau.

Spicy salmon dish is sometimes not only because of its taste. People come to enjoy it more by the curiosity that wants a taste.

With a cool year-round climate and a cold winter, Moc Chau salmon has firm meat, hunting fiber, no fat that is suitable for processing into many different dishes.

The most outstanding dishes are salmon hotpot, salmon salad, grilled salmon …

In the cold of Moc Chau, the cup of corn wine that is enjoyed a hot pot of salmon steaming and the forest vegetables still standing down the dew will surely have an unforgettable impression.

Moc Chau chayote

With the advantage of land and climate of the vast steppe, suitable for temperate and subtropical plants, chayote trees come to Moc Chau and grow very fast, with good quality fruits.

Moc Chau Strawberry

About a kilometer away from the Ang village area, there is an area where orchids and attractive strawberry have been experimentally cultivated and bear fruit for several years.

 Strawberry grew in Moc Chau 4-5 years ago, until now it has confirmed its foothold by suitable soil and climate.

Many gardeners are currently expanding the area for export to cities and processing it into jam, wine …

Strawberries have been experimentally cultivated in Moc Chau for several years, and the results have been satisfactory due to its suitability to the highland soils and cold mountainous climate throughout the year.

Similar to the weather in Da Lat but less rain, Moc Chau plateau has initially produced delicious strawberries but has not been sold much.

Moc Chau tea

Currently, Moc Chau district has about 3,000 hectares of tea of ​​different types. The rolling hills of tea and tea made Moc Chau a poetic green pearl.

And tea trees are also increasingly attached to the lives of the peoples here. Up to now, this tree is one of the symbols of Moc Chau plateau.

Besides, tourists also enjoy the taste of the most famous teas of Moc Chau plateau.

 It is San Tuyet – a drink made from a few hundred years old tea trees here. There are also O Long tea, Kim Tuyen tea … each has a different taste but cannot be unmistakable with other drinks in the country.

Products made from Moc Chau cow’s milk

With hundreds of dairy cows raised on the farm, dairy products are one of the things you should try when you arrive in Moc Chau. If you have the opportunity, enjoy 1 cup of fresh raw milk heated just after being squeezed. Other products made from cow’s milk that you should also try are yogurt (not the canned in the supermarket), butter or whey … you can buy these products in any restaurant on the way in the Town.

The festival in Moc Chau

Independence Tet is one of the essential Tet days for the upland people. Because it is an extraordinary New Year, everything needed for Tet, such as wine, meat, flowers, fruit cakes, and banners, is well prepared by the people.

Most upland people are excited to welcome this New Year. But perhaps the “most featured,” the most impressive of the Independence New Year in the regions I went through, witnessed, attended, probably for the Son La area and especially the Moc Chau.

These Independence New Year days, if you come here, you will have fun and simple memories in your life. Seeing just how great and precious the meaning of the word free is to the people.

The End of the Year Festival shows the spirit of solidarity of the village community before spring comes, the season of all things sprouting up, the season of vigorous vitality of the couple’s love.

The festival is also an opportunity for the foster children to pay their respects to their healing teacher, deeply humane, showing the love between people and people, should not forget the favor of the person who helped you in the time of need and suffering.

The festival is held annually in the spring in Ban Ang (Dong Sang Commune), Moc Chau and Son La.

If talking about the festival, perhaps the festival of praying for the rain of the Luong family in Na Bo 1 village, Moc Chau, Son La is one of the festivals not massive in the form of performance, sending many messages to the world. Descendants on the protection and respect of the living environment.

Children in Moc Chau, Son La
Children in Moc Chau, Son La

Some special tips when traveling to Moc Chau

• If you go by motorbike, you try to drive in the daytime, limit late running after about 18h or more (especially for those who do not have much experience on mountain roads) because after this time the way Going to Moc Chau is often foggy. If you go in winter, you will almost always be blind (from Mai Chau to Moc Chau).

• If traveling by coach, you should choose motel hotels right on Highway 6 and book in advance because most of these cars run at night, so when arriving in Moc Chau, it is only about 1- 2 am, if not booked, it will be easy to take the initiative.

Moc Chau is a drug hot spot, so when you go to the villages (especially Long Luong area), you should always be alert, never leave your belongings or vehicles. Stay in one place and leave the other, so one person stays to look after the luggage because if someone accidentally puts a bit of drug in the bags, you will be in great trouble.

• Km 135, the border between Mai Chau (Hoa Binh) and Moc Chau often has interdisciplinary posts including Traffic Police, District Police, Drug Prevention Police Department … so if this force stops you from checking it is also As a very healthy thing, you should be courteous and unobtrusive.

Some Itineraries from Moc Chau, Son La: Recommend FOR YOU

A summary of some Moc Chau backpacking schedules for your reference. To make it easier and more attractive for your trip, you can combine several tourist destinations such as Mai Chau, Mu Cang Chai, or even Son La Dien Bien for your trip.

Hanoi – Moc Chau: 2 days 1 night

Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Moc Chau (190km)

– 7:00: Departure in Hanoi, follow Highway 6 toward Hoa Binh

– 10h00: Lunch break at Thung Khe Pass

– 13:00: Go to Moc Chau territory, play Thong Thong and Pa Phach villages

– An evening to rest in Moc Chau Town or Moc Chau Farm Town

Day 2: Moc Chau – Hanoi (190km)

– 7:00: Having breakfast

– 7:30: Transfer to visit Heart Tea Hill, Ang Village Pine Forest Area

– 12h00: From Moc Chau back to Hanoi, stop eating at some famous restaurants on Highway 6

– 13h30: Moc Chau – Hanoi. About 18h to Hanoi

Hanoi – Ngoc Chien – Muong La – Moc Chau: 3 days 2 nights

Day 1: Hanoi – Nghia Lo – Deo Khau Pha – Nam Khet – Ngoc Chien

– 7:00: Depart from Hanoi to follow the road 32 to Trung Ha Bridge – Thanh Son – Van Chan – Nghia Lo. 12h00 Lunch break at Tu Le

– Pass Khau Pha passes at the foot of the pass with the sea, only going to Nam Khet. From Nam Khet, ask people to go to Ngoc Chien (Muong La). Sleeping at Ngoc Chien, eat Thai sticky rice, take a hot spring bath.

Day 2: Ngoc Chien – Muong La – Son La – Moc Chau

– 7:30: Depart from Ngoc Chien to Muong La, visit Son La Hydroelectric Plant. From Muong La continue to move to Son La City. Visit the relics of Son La Prison.

– Lunch break in Son La City

– 13h00: Going from Son La City to Moc Chau, Discover Heart-shaped Tea Hill, Ban Ang Pine Forest …

Day 3: Moc Chau – Hanoi

– 7:00: Have breakfast at Moc Chau.

– 8:00: Discover Thong Cuong and Pa Phach villages

– 12h00: Depart for Hanoi, on the way to stop eating at some famous restaurants on Highway 6

Hanoi – Moc Chau – Mu Cang Chai: 3 days 2 nights

Day 1: Hanoi – Moc Chau – Son La (300km):

– 7:00 – 12:00: Move Hanoi – Moc Chau

– Discover some spots in Moc Chau such as Heart Tea Hill, Ban Ang pine forest

– 15:00: Move Moc Chau – Son La

– Dinner in Son La

Day 2: Son La – Quynh Nhai – Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai (200km)

– In the morning, get up early to visit the relics of Son La Prison

– From Son La city, follow Provincial Road 107, turn to Highway 279, then turn to Than Uyen. Follow this route to discover Highway 279 is the inter-provincial arterial road linking the northern mountainous provinces of Quang Ninh, Bac Giang, Lang Son, Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Son La, and Dien Bien together. The name of the road is also the time of construction in February 1979.

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai – Hanoi

– Discover Mu Cang Chai, visit surrounding places like La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha

– On the way back to Hanoi continue to explore Tu Le, Ban Lung Mong, and Deo Khau Pha

– The afternoon is present in Hanoi

Hanoi – Mai Chau – Moc Chau

Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau (130km)

– 7h00: Depart from Hanoi

– 9:00 AM: Go to Hoa Binh, visit Hoa Binh hydropower

– 10:00 – 12:00: Continue moving, on the way to rest and eat at Thung Khe pass

– 13h30: Start exploring Mai Chau, sleep and enjoy Thai culture in Mai Chau

Day 2: Mai Chau – Moc Chau (70km)

– 6:00: Get up early for breakfast and move to Moc Chau

– 8:00: Go to Moc Chau and start exploring Moc Chau

– Evening stay at Union Trade Hotel Moc Chau

Day 3: Moc Chau – Hanoi (200km)

– Continue to explore Moc Chau

– 12:00: Have lunch and move to Moc Chau – Hanoi

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