Moc Chau is a district of Son La Province and It is also called Moc Chau Plateau, located about 200km to the west of Hanoi, at an altitude of over 1,000m, is an ideal destination of exploring the Northwest region thanks to its cool and fresh atmosphere, gardens of plum, endless green tea hills and apricot trees and various flowers, etc.
Moc Chau Plateau has a temperate climate, soil and topography suitable for growing many crop plants, typically tree of tea. Heart-shaped tea hills have become most tourist attractive place, drawing a lot of travelers, especially young travelers. Tourists can admire immense green tea plots and also buy or rent colorful traditional costumes of local ethnic groups to shoot photos.
In addition to tea hills, many households in Moc Chau Plateau also white kale (cai) flowers and grew buckwheat for tourism business purpose.
Traveling to Moc Chau Plateau, travelers also have the chance to conquer Phieng Luong Peak, visit Dai Yem Waterfall, Son Moc Huong Cave, strawberry or orchid gardens in Ang Village Ecological Tourist Area, Chien Vien Pagoda, discover unique customs of ethnic communities of Mong, Thai, Dao, etc; enjoy local specialties such as grilled fishes (pa pinh top), salmon, five-color sticky rice and dairy products such as fresh milk, milk cakes, yoghurt and so on.
In order to preserve the cultural identity and exploit effectively tourism potentials, Son La Province has concentrated to develop community-based tourism model, especially in Van Ho and Moc Chau districts. Coming here, travelers have the chance to stay in traditional stilt houses; enjoy mountainous specialties in Moc Chau; immerse in Xoe dance of Thai ethnic group, ancient folk songs; take part in many team building games and camp fire, etc.