The best places to visit in Moc Chau, Viet Nam

Moc Chau is a plateau located in the northern mountainous area of Vietnam. With the variation of its climate and the short distance from Hanoi, Moc Chau becomes a well-known destination for tourist in almost every season of the year. The highest temperature recorded in Moc Chau is 32oC and the lowest is approximate 10oC. The average temperature here ranges from 16oC to 29oC.
The wet season of Moc Chau happens mostly from May to July, when the precipitation rises up to no lower than 300mm. The total precipitation is estimated from 1800 to 2100 mm per year. While the summer has a good amount of rain, the winter does not. The precipitation in winter just varies from 30 mm to 85 mm per month.

Although Moc Chau is a plateau in a mountainous area, there is rarely snow here. For 9 years since 2010 until recently, there has been just one time that there was snow in Moc Chau in January 2016.


1. Ban Ang Pine Forest

Ban Ang Pine Forest is located in Dong Sang commune, Moc Chau district, Son La province. From Moc Chau town, follow Highway 43 for two kilometers to get there. Ban Ang has a natural lake with an area of five hectares surrounded by green pine forests planted on reddish brown ferralsol hills. In the distance, the scenery of Moc Chau plateau with the tea hills and colorful flowers is romantic and stunning.

Ban Ang is home to the Thai people who live mainly on farming, livestock breeding, and handicraft. In Ban Ang village, you will have the opportunity to experience daily life with the villagers such as staying in the stilt houses, picking the tea on the hill, fishing in the stream, and eating local dishes. 


 Moc Chau Happy Land

Moc Chau Happy Land is a tourist area located in Lung village, Muong Sang commune. It is built on five hectares of land with many beautiful spots for photography such as the heart-shaped garden, windmill, colorful flower garden, and more. This place also has accommodation and food services for visitors to rest and enjoy the peaceful life in Moc Chau.


3. Dai Yem Waterfall

Located in Muong Sang commune, Moc Chau district, Dai Yem Waterfall is the most beautiful from April to September. A big amount of water pours into the waterfall in the rainy season, making the scenery majestic and poetic with the white color of frothing water. The waterfall consists of two parts. The upper waterfall is 70 meters wide and there is a distance of 270 meters between the upper and lower waterfall. The vegetation on the top of the waterfall is rich and beautiful. 


4. Heart-shaped Tea Hill – Doi Che Trai Tim

Tan Lap commune is famous for the most beautiful tea hills in Moc Chau. These green tea hills are likely unlike anything you have seen before. The most beautiful tea hill in Tan Lap is Doi Che Trai Tim, also known as Doi Che Moc Suong. Many couples choose this place to take their wedding photos and record their happiest moments. Besides tea hills, there are plum blossoms and yellow mustard flower gardens in the commune. 


5. The Glass Love Bridge

The inauguration of the bridge comes ahead of a five-day public holiday in Vietnam on the ocassion of the Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1).
Located in Dai Yem Waterfall, Moc Chau district, the bridge, named Glass Love Bridge, measures 80 meters long and two meters wide, with 5D technology. It also boasts a photoelectric sensor system and 30 special effects, such as flowers blooming, fish swimming, and heart shapes, etc.
The bridge is designed with the theme of love, with models of hearts and romantic spaces, including a Japanese-style village with cherry blossoms, an ideal place for couples and fans of photography.

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Huong Pagoda

Huong Pagoda is one of the most important Buddhist temple in Vietnam. The natural landscapes such as Yanxi and Fragrant Caves, which are blended with water and milk in the site, are artificially landscaped by temples and Tian Chu Temple. The sixth day of the first lunar month is the meeting day of the traditional festival of the Huong pagoda, and it will be on the 15th to the 20th of the first month of the lunar calendar. The temple fair lasted for three months and is arguably the longest traditional event in Vietnam. The incense temple is full of incense and believers, and it is also the place where the dragon son Xiansun traces the source and preserves the national culture and tradition. Vietnamese people hope to go to the Huong Pagoda in their lifetime. On the way, you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains and rivers of the Yan River and the entrance to the Huong Tich, which gives you the feeling of being in a paradise.



1.Eo Gio (Windy Pass)
Eo Gio is along with Ky Co Beach, the most famous attraction in Quy Nhon. It is a part of a strait in Nhon Ly Commune, 20km from the town. Eo Gio is situated between two tall rocky cliffs that drop straight into the clear waters of the sea below, giving it a beautiful crescent shape. Visitors can enjoy a nice, romantic walk and catch some cool breeze on the small winding walkway built on the side of the mountain. It is an unforgettable experience as one is surrounded by pristine nature, with the blue sky above your head and blue ocean at your feet.

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2. Hon Kho Island
Situated in front of Nhon Hai Commune, Quy Nhon city, Hon Kho is a small rocky island that features beautiful sandy beaches, blue water, and mountain cliffs. Although no one lives here, Hon Kho Island still attracts the visitors and tourists who want to discover the pristine and peaceful beauty and conquer the imposing mountain of this island.
Therefore, the best time to visit Hon Kho Island in Quy Nhon is from March to September as, during this time, the sea is calm and peaceful. It is also the time Hon Kho Island welcomes thousands of visitors and tourists coming here for Hon Kho Island adventure.

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3. Cu Lao Xanh Island
Cu Lao Xanh Island that is 12km far from Quy Nhon is considered as a peaceful paradise and a green island which attracts tourists and travelers coming to discover. Having an area of about 5sqm, Cu Lao Xanh with its impressively blue beauty and picturesque landscapes used to be an unrecognized site on Vietnam’s map but now it is receiving a lot of interests and tourist investment to become a promising tourist destination in Vietnam.


4. Ky Co Beach
Ky Co beach Situated on Nhon Ly Island, 25 km away and a 20-minute boat ride from Quy Nhon, Ky Co is fondly dubbed the "Maldives of Vietnam." On one side of Ky Co is the calm turquoise sea, and the other is magnificent rocky mountains. Here, visitors can dive in to explore the corals, have a dip in the cool water, relax on the soft golden sand of the beach, or discover other beautiful beaches in Ky Co hidden between the mountains cliffs.

5. Vi Rong Moutain
About 70 kilometers from Quy Nhon city to the North, only 20 kilometers from Phu My district to the East you will come to Mui Vi Rong, also known as Mui Rong, the mountain is shaped like a giant dragon meticulously carved by nature. With natural beauty, pristine but close, Mui Vi Rong is the choice of many visitors to Quy Nhon.


6. Ghenh Rang
Ghenh Rang is one of the most attractive destinations in Binh Dinh, located 3km south east of Quy Nhon City. It has magnificent natural scenery with mountains, forests, beaches and islands that can’t be seen in such a combination anywhere else. At the south west are high mountains that reach the ocean, and from these mounts you can survey great distances of natural beauty.
[Queen Beach] is a unique beach with numerous smooth stones as eggs with different sizes together, so it called Bai Trung (Egg site). It is called Queen’s Beach, where once Nam Phuong’ Empress bathed.The site also offers a panorama of the city which is located along a beautiful prolonged coas


[Han Mac Tu Poet Tomb]
Above the Queen beach is the resting place of famous poet Han Mac Tu. The tomb of Han Mac Tu is at a high and solemn place surrounded by flowers and stone statues. Poetry lovers should not miss a chance to visit a special house near the tomb, where all poems of Han Mac Tu have been preserved.


7. Banh It Towers
Banh It Towers - are located about 20 kilometers from Quy Nhon, halfway between the airport and the city. The Banh It Towers are included in the book "1001 buildings you must see before you die", written by a group of British writers. Incidentally, this is the only architectural monument in Vietnam, which is included in the book. The Banh It is a very picturesque complex on a prominent hill between two branches of the river "Con". This river flows from the citadel of the royal city of Cham (now gone) to the bay of Qui Nhon. The towers have had quite a bit of restoration work, but original carvings still adorn the walls.


8. Phuong Mai sand dune
Phuong Mai sand dune is situated near the Nhon Ly beach, Phuong Mai Peninsula. With the height of about 100m, Phuong Mai sand dune is an ideal place for tourists to see the vastness of the earth and the panoramic view of the peninsula. The beautiful brown and white hills give this peninsula a wonderful wild beauty. If you want to experience the feeling of being lost in a wild desert with white sand dunes and large valleys, Phuong Mai sand dunes will entirely give you that feeling. Sand skiing is an outdoor activity tourist should not miss when visiting Phuong Mai sand dune. Using wood boards to slide at high speed is a great experience.



Van Don International Airport

The Van Don International Airport in Vietnam officially opened on Dec. 30, with the airport expected to open new avenue between northern Vietnam and Taiwan.san bay van don1

Under Decision No. 497/QD-BGTVT by the Ministry of Transport dated March 15, 2018, Van Don will be an international airport, serving both civilian and military flights.

Construction on the airport started in 2015 with a total investment of VND7.5 trillion (US$330 million). It is the first airport in the country built with capital mobilised by local authorities.
The airport is expected to open international routes to Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia, as well as offer many connections within Vietnam.

By 2020, it will house a level-4E airport and a level-II military airport, as well as a 3.6km-long runway, capable of serving Boeing 777, 787, 747-400, Airbus A350, and other similar aircraft.
The airport will have an annual capacity of between two millions and 2.5 millions passengers by 2020, which will increase to five millions by 2030.
Set to cover more than 326ha by 2020, it will have support facilities, a two-module terminal, and functional areas. A cargo terminal is expected to be built by 2030 with a capacity of at least 51,000 tonnes.

It is hoped that Van Don Airport will boost tourism in Quang Ninh, home to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage site.
The airport is also expected to boost local development, as Van Don District has been designated as one of the first three special administrative-economic units in Viet Nam.

In 2017, Quang Ninh saw 9.87 million tourist arrivals, including 4.28 million foreigners, up 18 per cent and 23 per cent year on year, respectively.
The locality, which serves as host for National Tourism Year 2018, hopes to welcome 12 million visitors, including five million foreigners, and earn VND22 trillion this year.

The airport, alongside other infrastructure projects, is hoped to promote economic development, as well as tourism in Quang Ninh province.



1. Cau Temple

In Hoi An Ancient Town, there is a famous landmark "Lai Yuan Bridge", also known as "Nihon Bridge". This bridge was built by the Japanese in 1593 AD and completed in 1595. The sides of the bridge are filled with statues of monkeys and dogs. When the bridge was built in 1593, it was the year of the monkey and 1595 was the year of the dog. Therefore, the statue was used to symbolize the year of the zodiac.

The temple enshrines Emperor Zhenwu, who brings happiness to mankind and protects the gods of peace. In order to control the monster, he is not allowed to engage in the area and avoid brewing disasters.

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     2. Hoi Quan Trung Hoa

In 1741, it was called "foreign merchants' club", and it was also called Jiangsu and Zhejiang clubs. Guangdong, Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, and the Hainan Chinese Ethnic Club were Chinese clubs established by Hoi An (65 65 65 1465-1487). The construction, as a common hall for local Chinese, shoulders the heavy responsibility of inheriting and developing Chinese culture.

In the courtyard of the hall, there are two rows of bonsai. The flower pots with white and yellow edges are neat and consistent. The two flower pots beside the door are written "Public ownership, public governance, public enjoyment" and "nation, civil rights, people's livelihood". The white walls and green windows and green corridors on both sides of the cabins are very fresh. The red is Tian Tian, the queen mother and mother ancestor, enshrined on both sides are the Guanyin Bodhisattva and the wealth star.

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      3. Tan Ky Old House

Tan Ky Old House is one of the oldest and most complete old houses in Hoi An. The building was built in the early 19th century, showing the cultural fusion characteristics of living in Hoi An in the 17th century: from the beam and column structure in the house, you can see the characteristics of three types of buildings: Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese. The railings are carved with grape leaves, showing the influence of European culture.

The house can be divided into 4 major areas: first the storefront, then the living room, atrium and bedroom. The room on the rear side faces Qiupanhe, which was previously rented to foreign businessmen. The bedroom is not accessible because there are still people living in the house.


     4. An Bang Beach

An Bang Hai is located in Jin'an Square, Hoi An. It is a tourist attraction in Hoi An. It used to be just a beach where locals came here to swim in the morning, so it still maintains its natural beauty and is hardly affected by man-made effects. The quiet An Bang Beach has a sense of calm and silence, and it is the complete opposite of the lively, modern and young Gate Sea.

Ampang is only a few kilometers away from Hoi An. Visitors can come here barefoot to the fine white sandy beach, watch the light purple saddle vines growing on the sandy beach, and walking to the cool, clear water will make you feel particularly comfortable. It seems to put down all the burdens of lively life to indulge in the natural scenery.

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     5. Cham Island

Champa Island was listed by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 2009. The green mountains, blue waters, rich natural ecology and clean beaches make people relax from head to toe. How can you miss visiting this beautiful island when you come to Vietnam.


     6. Hoi An Museum of History and Culture

The Hoi An Museum of History and Culture is located in the ancient city of Hoi An. It is known as the four major attractions of the ancient city of Hoi An along with the Japanese Covered Bridge, Fujian Guild Hall and Novelty House. In the museum, there are precious picture panels and a variety of Hoi An allusions for visitors.

Here, visitors can learn about the history of Hoi An during the Champa Kingdom. As the museum is small and only displays some symbolic handicrafts and black and white photos, it can only give you a shallow impression of Hoi An; however, you can visit the Wu Temple in front, and the ceramics on the courtyard walls are covered with moss covered with climbing. Simple taste.

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      7. Hai Nam Island

Hai Nam Island is located across the Thu Bon River in the ancient town of Hoi An, Da Nang. The local government has been devoted to tourism for many years. The most attractive thing is the water coconut forest that runs through the islands. There are bamboo bridges, fishing pavilions and other facilities in the forest. Fry for fishing. There is also a farmhouse on the island, which provides visitors with home-grown vegetables and meals.

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