Moc Chau is a mountainous area which is famous for its temperate climate, lush tea plantations, fresh milk, and beautiful flowers. Its proximity to Hanoi makes it ideal for a weekend getaway.

On the way from Ha Noi to Moc Chau

On the way from Hanoi to Moc Chau

Tea plantation - Moc Chau

Tea plantation

Tea plantation - Moc Chau

Tea shrubs here are quite short compared to those I saw in Sri Lanka

Buckwheat flower - Moc Chau

This year, some locals with great entrepreneurial spirit decided to put up a fierce competition with Ha Giang by planting buckwheat flowers in Moc Chau.

Tea plantation - Moc Chau

We went to Moc Chau when most buckwheat flowers were almost gone, so the sight was not that spectacular.

Buckwheat flower - Moc Chau

Tiny buckwheat flowers

Buckwheat flower - Moc Chau

Not sure why locals are so crazy about buckwheat flowers

Buckwheat flower - Moc Chau

Buckwheat flower fields and tea plantations

Buckwheat flower - Moc Chau

With a significant boost in the number of tourists this year, I assume locals will plant even more buckwheat flowers in Moc Chau next year.

Buckwheat flower - Moc Chau

Buckwheat flower - Moc Chau

Tea plantation - Moc Chau

First glimpse of tea plantations in Moc Chau

Moc Chau

Late afternoon in Moc Chau

Moc Chau

Autumn light

Taiwanese tea plantation - Moc Chau

Corn fields

Taiwanese tea plantation - Moc Chau

Taiwanese tea plantation - Moc Chau

Taiwanese tea plantation - Moc Chau

Taiwanese tea plantation. All bushes are trimmed perfectly.

Sunset - Moc Chau

Sunset sky

Moc Chau in the morning

Moc Chau in the morning

Moc Chau in the morning

Paddy fields in the morning

Not sure what this flower is called

I don’t know the name of this flower

Grilled pork and fish

Grilled pork and fish

A local girl sitting in a beautifully decorated hut

A little girl sitting in a beautifully decorated shop

On the way to Dai Yem waterfall

On the way to Dai Yem waterfall

Dai Yem waterfall

Dai Yem waterfall

A local couple taking pre-wedding photos

A couple taking pre-wedding photos near Dai Yem waterfall

A local woman

Grilling pork

On the way to Dai Yem waterfall

The girl on the right was wearing the traditional Thai ethnic costume

A souvenir shop near Dai Yem Waterfall

Colorful textile produced by local ethnic minorities

Moc Chau

A little girl setting up her roadside shop

A little girl setting up her roadside shop

Wild plant

Wild plant

Moc Chau cows

The morning sky was so beautifully blue

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

Driving back to Ha Noi

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

On the way from Mai Chau to Moc Chau

Mai Chau Valley

Mai Chau valley

Mai Chau valley

Mai Chau valley

Paddy fields in Mai Chau Valley

A small shop at the top of the pass

Mai Chau Valley

On the way from Moc Chau back to Ha Noi

A roadside shop

Honey comb

Bee larvae

Honey combs and bee larvae

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