Moc Chau Plateau
Around 200km west of Hanoi, Moc Chau boasts a pioneering dairy industry launched in the late 1970s with Australian and UN assistance. The dairy provides Hanoi with fresh milk, sweetened condensed milk and little tooth-rotting bars called “Banh Sua”, and the town is a good place to sample fresh milk and yoghurt. Moc Chau also produces some of Vietnam’s best tea, and the surrounding area is home to ethnic minorities, including Green H’mong, Dzao, Thai and Muong.
The best time to visit Moc Chau
Moc Chau features a tropical monsoon climate, which is characterized by torrential rains in the summer, cold and dry in winter. Moc Chau also suffers from the influence of the hot and dry wind from Laos in summer which makes the weather intolerable sometimes.
The climate is divided into two distinct seasons. Winter lasts between October and March of the next year, and summer from April to September.
The best times to visit Son La are February, May and December.
Getting There & Away
– If you are a backpacker favorite, you can go by motorbike, straight to Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan Xuan Mai, Lang Hoa Lac or through the National Highway No. 6 to. Straight line, not hard to go. Keep going straight with no rest or stop on the way, it will take about 4 to 5 hours. If you just have to stop on the way or to take photos… it takes six hours.
– Alternatively, you can travel by car at the My Dinh bus station or Yen Nghia Bus Station. The fare cost from 160 000 (car 29 seats) to 220,000 (car with bed).
– You can rent a motorbike at the hotel to travel, visiting places in Moc Chau. Price from 150,000-200,000 VND.
Sights & Activities
– A Long Luang located on Highway 6 has many vast forests of peach and plum.
– Tan Lap, Ban O is on the way to the town of Moc Chau farm sites hibernation and many wild sunflowers flower fields, poinsettias, cabbage, plum and cherry flowers.
– Flower Paradise improvement in the Three Phach with dozens of large hectares of land planted flowers reform. Located on Highway 6, near 70 restaurants, five miles from the center of the town. Go to the direction of Moc Chau, when seeing Moc Chau Tea Company sign board, then turn onto the small road opposite. On the winding path, a bit difficult but you a seven seat car can reach there.
Eating & Drinking
Moc Chau specialty meals including young veal, spring fish, portable cattle, buffalo meat stew, vegetables, cat, taro farming gold…
– Specialties at this plateau is the young veal, about 100,000 VND a disk, hills, fish the stream, & beef and vegetables…
– Three well-known restaurant are 64 restaurants, 70 and 181, located on Highway 6 from Hanoi to Moc Chau, a junction town of about 5-7 km. Prices in the three restaurants are quite the same
– The national dish with many Ang, the store is located in the pine forest.