Discover the hidden splendour of the Long Cốc tea valley

November, 12/2022 - 10:32
The hours between 4 and 5 in the morning, when the mist is still there, but the sun's rays are just beginning to illuminate the scene, are often regarded as the best time to see the hills by many photographers.

The Long Cốc tea valley is in Phú Thọ Province's Tân Sơn District, roughly 125 kilometres from Hà Nội.

One of the most beautiful tea plantations in Việt Nam, Long Cốc is made up of hundreds of hills facing each other and is popular with tourists all year.

Between March and December, a green carpet of new tea plants grows here, evoking a sight full of vigour.

A birds-eye view of people working in the tea hills. From above, the vast area resembles a giant green carpet. VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn
Aerial view of the tea valley. VNA/VNS Photo Trung Kiên

After the tea plants are harvested in December, the landscape of the tea hills will take on a kaleidoscope of colours, curves, and angles.

Those who enjoy snapping photos are drawn to the area because of the breathtaking dawn.

The hours between 4 and 5 in the morning, when the mist is still there, but the sun's rays are just beginning to illuminate the scene, are often regarded as the best time to see the hills by many photographers.

Photography enthusiasts flock to Long Cốc tea valley before the crack of dawn, with some even setting up tents there so they can get the greatest shots. VNA/VNS Photo Trung Kiên
From above, travellers can enjoy the stunning views of the Long Cốc tea hills rising out from the mist. VNA/VNS Photo Trung Kiên

Visitors to Long Cốc may also taste numerous appealing native delicacies and teas and immerse themselves in the cultural space of the Mường ethnic community.

Traditional Midland tea, Bát Tiên tea, and Shan Tuyết tea are some of the region's well-known beverages.

Long Cốc is regarded as one of Vietnam's most beautiful tea plantations. VNA/VNS Photo Trung Kiên

If you're a nature lover who doesn't want to spend too much time travelling but wants to get away from the city, a visit to Phú Thọ's Long Cốc valley is a wonderful option for the weekend. VNS

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