Moc Chau (Son La) is a never-bored destination for the sedentary people by year-round beauty, fresh air, delicious food, reasonable prices, friendly people, convenient road. Moc Chau is about 200 km from Hanoi, equivalent to 5 hours of move. Therefore, a best trip to Moc Chau lasts about 2-3 days. Recently, many families and groups are enjoying the trend of camping experiences between plum blossoms in blooming season.
How to go Moc Chau
If you travel with fewer people you can choose a public bus station vehicle or limousine. Car started from My Dinh bus station, there are several times a day, the price of about 160,000 to 200,000 VND one person one-way. In Moc Chau, you can take a taxi or motorbike for free to explore.
If there are private car will be more take initiative because the attractions of Moc Chau can be far away from the center and also more convenient to bring your tent camping equipment prepared for a unique experience.
In recent years, Moc Chau is a hot tourist destination, so the choice of accommodation is also varied, hotel, stilt house tradition, style homestays are built everywhere. Therefore, you can choose according to your needs and budget. Those who are passionate about camping should choose homestays in remote locations, wide spaces, beautiful scenery and of course homestay owners are allowed to pay.
If you are not a person camping experience overnight, choose camping in a homestay-controlled setting for safety reasons, as well as convenient for sanitation, water and electricity. One of the homestay suggestions that is being selected in MocChau is the Beanhome homestay – a new guest house beautiful, simple but very clean located at the end of the Ban Ang village. This area is quite separate from the busy bustling central area but also so has privacy. Space front of Valley and after mountains are fresh air and peaceful, around have many small plum gardens of the villagers, have a campsite you can set up the tent, burning campfire. Especially, homestay also has a vegetable garden for picking up when needed.
You should choose tents good type, good waterproof because of dense fog, in the tent with or folding insulation mattress, sleeping bags and if it is cold should wear a hat to sleep to avoid colds. If you are still concerned about plateau the weather, the temperature is low at night, you can option to stay in Beanhome’s home. Attention the collective culture whether you are a room renter or rent a campsite, there should be a sense of common hygiene, homestay regulations, no noise and affect other guests.
Weekends, especially the seasons flowers, holidays, Moc Chau very crowded. Therefore, you should make the reservation as soon as possible. And it is best to go the other day to be more comfortable. Remember not to cut branches picking flowers, do not throw garbage indiscriminately, damage the natural landscape.
Experience plum blossom viewing
The month of January, February is the season of apricot blossoms, plum blossoms, peach blossoms, cauliflower and festivals. Along the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau, visitors can see the flowers, the villages are all show the beauty. This is the most beautiful and crowded time of Moc Chau. This year the weather is warmer, the plum blossom is bloom soon irregularly, only beautiful from now until the Lunar New Year, so if you want to see the flowers do not hesitate, let’s go immediately now.
You can stop anywhere there are also beautiful flowers, beautiful scenery to admire but the highest point is Na Ka plums valley 20 km from the center. All the valley covered by colors white of plum flowers, very beautiful, is described as “peach blossoms” in the film.
In here, it isn’t village of people living, only planted plum so the scenery stretches natural. The area is wide so you can still find your own corner. Remember to ask the owner of the garden, pay a small fee (about 10,000 to 20,000 VND) to take pictures, set up the tent. If you go on sunny days or shady rain, tents will promote many effects not just props photography.
If you want to see the plum and working together with the people here you can go to the Ethnic villages as Phien Canh villages, way not far from Na Ka valley. H’mong people here are enjoying the Tet holiday of H’Mong people all month, lots of fun activities indigenous identity. The people are very friendly and not commercialized, do not have drag to sales or ask for money to take pictures. The babies when given candy are very polite. So respect them and remember to ask permission before you want to take a picture or join in activities.
Enjoy all the day with the plum and the village, in the afternoon let’s experience see the romantic sunset in the tea hills such as Ngu Dong, Ban On, Tan Lap tea hill, Heart tea hill … In addition there are some very popular destinations In Moc Chau, such as Bat Cave, Dai Yem Waterfall, Dairy cows Farm.
When visiting or camping in the garden, you can prepare snacks, lunch to see flowers, enjoy the feeling like in paradise.
In addition, Moc Chau has many specialties such as calves, fish of river, goats, salmon, milk and dairy products. Some restaurants are highly appreciated such as restaurant 64, Xuan Bac, Tuan Gu (near the new district People’s Committee with rice and traditional dishes), Tran The (famous with porridge goat’s and goat’s barbecue on the stone), Peach garden restaurant (salmon, a meal of 250,000 VND including salad, bake, hot pot, porridge, very delicious). All of these are very crowded on weekends, so it’s best to make a reservation.
By Le Thuc