Northwest Vietnam

Hoa Binh - Song Da Reservoir - Mai Chau - Moc Chau - Yen Chau - Son La - Tuan Giao - Pa Khoang Lake - Dien Bien Phu - Muong Lay - Muong Te - Sin Ho - Lai Chau - Sa Pa - Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Ha Giang Province


IDD Code: (+84) 22
This highland town produces some of Vietnam's best tea and is a good place to stock up The surrounding area is also home to several ethnic minorities, including Green H'mong, Dzao, Thai and Muong Moc Chau boasts a pioneering dairy isdustry that started in the late 1970s with Australian (and, later, UN) assistance. The dairy provides Hanoi with such delectable iuxur us as fresh milk, sweetened condensed milk and little tooth-rotting bars called banh sua. Not surprisingly, Moc Chau is a good place sample some fresh milk and yogurt. Indulge yourself at one of the dairy shops that line.. Hwy 6 as it passes through Moc Chau. Should you get stuck in Moc Chau, Duc Dung Guesthouse (tell: 866 181; r 120,000d; is a reliable option to rest a weary head. About 300m from the post office on Hwy 6,
it's a basic but friendly family-run pad. Moc Chau is 200km from Hanoi (54.000d). and the journey takes about five hours by private vehicle. It's a further 120km from Moc Chau to Son La (26,000d).