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.
Tea shrubs here are quite short compared to those I saw in Sri Lanka
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.
We went to Moc Chau when most buckwheat flowers were almost gone, so the sight was not that spectacular.
Tiny buckwheat flowers
Not sure why locals are so crazy about buckwheat flowers
Buckwheat flower fields and tea plantations
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.
First glimpse of tea plantations in Moc Chau
Late afternoon in Moc Chau
Taiwanese tea plantation. All bushes are trimmed perfectly.
Paddy fields in the morning
I don’t know the name of this flower
Grilled pork and fish
A little girl sitting in a beautifully decorated shop
On the way to Dai Yem waterfall
Dai Yem waterfall
A couple taking pre-wedding photos near Dai Yem waterfall
The girl on the right was wearing the traditional Thai ethnic costume
Colorful textile produced by local ethnic minorities
A little girl setting up her roadside shop
The morning sky was so beautifully blue
Driving back to Ha Noi
Mai Chau valley
Paddy fields in Mai Chau Valley
Honey combs and bee larvae