Moc Chau, a plateau of Son La Province, is a destination for tourists in Vietnam tourism with its wildness of green land and the paradise of flowers. Moc Chau is more and more charming because of dairy cow, green tea and white plum. Especially, in the autumn and winter, Moc Chau appears in tourists’ eyes with valleys overwhelmed by the endless whiteness of cabbage flowers against the green color of the forest.
Moc Chau located 190 kilometers Northwest of Hanoi is well- known for its tea gardens, green pastures and dairy farms. The main climate of the plateau with enormous space, which was painted by endless cauliflower’s fields mixed with lush green color of the corn, all are deposited on the brown land, and this is the priceless gift of nature bestowed on this land. The generosity of nature has also put this land into the fertile prairie of a fruit kingdom, with the experience of the four seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter only in a day. Creator also gave Moc Chau a privilege gift, which is the fertile basalt soil. The fascinated natural beauty of cabbage flowers attracts many visitors in the flower seasons.
In accordance with the natural law, from the middle of November, a special cabbage with the name “Cải Mèo” or “Cat’s Cabbage” is blossoming. They make the houses, fences, fields and dirt roads floating in a white flower dream. Go to Áng village (Bản Áng) pine forest; walking through a dirt road, which is less than 1km, then we will see an immense space with huge fields of the wild cabbage’s flowers. Ban Ang, Thong Cuông or places scattered on Highway 43, way to border gate Loong Sap, Pa Khen … are places where there are flowers on the flap halfway up the mountain. Besides that, the area near Dai Yem waterfall and Pha Luang Mount- is busy with blooming white flowers, agitated many travelers as the legendary Pha Luong peak.
Not only wild cabbage’s white flowers, beautiful prairie region is also known for enormous green tea hills, with small buds, which is still wet having sparkling dews in the sun light. Along the way to Ngũ Đồng – Bản Ổn, an deserted, silent asphalt road suddenly surprised visitors with “a tea paradise” stretches out with layer on layer of green tea trees in front of the eyes. This is a tea plantation in the “sugar-cane” area. People here often call it the “Taiwan tea gardens”. There is a heart-shaped with five layers of tea each year that couples often come here for taking wedding photography. Somewhere in the winds of plateau, there are the laughing voices of children after a class or a soft smiling tone of local women, the singing sounds of birds, all combined with the melody of a mountain flute… All these things have made an unspoiled beautiful Moc Chau plateau, a great-enchanted one.
Tourists will find it irresistible to admire the sunset view of Thung Nhuoi Mountain Pass in Mai Chau District of Hoa Binh Province on the way back home as the whole place looks fascinating in a thin lay of mist drifting along the sky. Tourists are advised to savor some specialties of the locality, including be chao (fried veal with lemongrass and ginger), fried fish caught from streams, boiled cabbage and home-made yoghurt.
Its terrain is endowed with many steppes and has fewer mountains than other highland regions of Tay Bac. Therefore, it is covered by the colorfulness of wild flowers and the greenness of grasslands as the climate is warmer and more comfortable and does not suffer severe chills as the winter of Tay Bac.
Each of the early wintertime, the blue sky and cold weather of Moc Chau attracts tourists and photographers. The hills with wild cabbage’s white flowers and winding roads to the village entice tourists in Vietnam travel to step into the village as the legendary garden. Doted somewhere in that fresh white color are simple woody houses, making the scene more warmth with the firstly rays of the sun dawned on the Northwest plateau.
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