A 'primitive' village in Moc Chau emerges as new tourist attraction

By Huynh Phuong   August 21, 2021 | 02:00 pm GMT+7
Without electricity or a mobile signal, the Hmong village of Hang Tau in northern Moc Chau Town has been attracting wanderlust travelers due to its pristine landscape.
Hang Tau Village in Chieng Hac Commune, around 18 kilometers from downtown Moc Chau, is considered one of the most pristine spots on Moc Chau Plateau. Dubbed a village, Hang Tau is actually a farming hub of about one hectare. Due to its pristine and charming scenery, the village has become well-known to tourists in recent years. Hang Tau is not yet located on Google maps. Upon arrival in Moc Chau Town, visitors should ask locals for directions, which require you to drive along bumpy roads to reach the village.

Hang Tau Village in Chieng Hac Commune, around 18 kilometers from downtown Moc Chau of Son La Province, is considered one of the most pristine spots on Moc Chau Plateau.
Hang Tau is actually a farming hub of about one hectare. It is not yet located on Google maps. Upon arrival in Moc Chau Town, visitors should ask locals for directions, and drive along bumpy roads to reach the village.

Wooden Hmong homes lie far apart, surrounded by green forests, orchards and green cornfields. At present, there are nearly 20, mostly self-sufficient households here.

Wooden Hmong homes lie far apart, surrounded by forests, orchards and cornfields. At present, there are nearly 20, mostly self-sufficient households here.

Wooden shacks are used for shelter and raising pigs, goats, chickens, and ducks. The entrance to the village is fenced with wooden slats to keep animals out.

Wooden shacks are used for shelter and raising pigs, goats, chickens, and ducks. The entrance to the village is fenced with wooden slats to keep animals out.

Many tourists have called Hang Tau a pristine village since there is no electricity, Internet or a mobile signal. Locals use mountain water for daily use. On the way to Hang Tau, visitors can witness blooming plum blossoms beside green cornfields.

Many tourists have called Hang Tau a "primitive village" since there is no electricity, Internet or a mobile signal. Locals use mountain water for daily use.

If visiting Hang Tau in the rainy season from July to August, you will sure have a muddy expeirence. Due to the limestone terrain and underground caves, the steppe here is always flooded after rain.  On Saturdays and Sundays, children follow their parents to work in the fields.

On Saturdays and Sundays, children follow their parents to work in the fields.

Visitors can also enjoy digging for bamboo shoots, catching chickens and savoring corn wine. Why not also join in a feats of grilled potatoes and listen to the sound of insects chirping late into the night.

If visiting Hang Tau in the rainy season from July to August, you will sure have a muddy experience. Due to the limestone terrain and underground caves, the steppe here is always flooded after rain.
Visitors can also enjoy digging for bamboo shoots, catching chickens and savoring corn wine.

With its pristine nature, Hang Tau is becoming an ideal destination for camping in Moc Chau, with all visitors advised to clean up after themselves.

With its pristine nature, Hang Tau is becoming an ideal destination for camping in Moc Chau, with all visitors advised to clean up after themselves.

Photos by Bui Ngoc Cong

 
 
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