Son Moc Huong Cave
Son Moc Huong Cave is often called Moc Chau Bat Cave.
Son Moc Huong Cave is often called Moc Chau Bat Cave. In fact, the latter name may be even more popular among foreign tourists. This is a work of art, a national treasure bestowed on the land of Moc Chau by nature.
From Moc Chau town, the cave is easily accessible. Just a few minutes drive towards Son La City, you will come to Son Moc Huong cave. The cave is located 150m from Highway 6. The mouth of the cave overlooks a large and spectacular valley, on which there are 7 small pearl-like mountains.
It is said that once upon a time, there was a sacred dragon that flew to the East Sea. When crossing Son La, people cannot help but be amazed by the magnificent terrain, cool weather and peaceful scenery of this land. So the dragon decided to settle in the valley. Today, according to locals, the mountain range that surrounds the valley is none other than this sacred dragon. Interestingly, the mountains look white in the early morning, blue at noon, pink in the afternoon and purple at sunset. There is no other way to testify to this claim than to go there yourself and see the lights play with the colors! Why not?
When the dragon died, to give thanks to the land, the seven dragon balls were placed in the valley. The mouth of the dragon, which is also the mouth of the Son Moc Huong Cave, turns to the South to look at the jewels.
Inside the cave, stalactites and stalagmites create an impressive rainbow picture. Many stalactites are nearly 20m long; They look like the roots of a banyan tree touching the ground. In addition, the stalactites and stalagmites have many other shapes such as “Money tree”, fairies, elephants, lions, tigers, lizards, eagles, and even floating clouds. Although all naturally created, these works of art look as if they were carefully and aesthetically carved by the most skillful craftsmen. In some places, the ceiling of the cave can be up to 30m. Many small ponds can be found inside the cave.
The cave got its name because it is home to thousands of bats. However, no tourist should let this fact stop him from exploring this amazing cave. Maybe you are an exception? Wow, it can be sad.
Location: Son Moc Huong Cave, Son La
Best for: Families, couples, alone
Hours: All day
Distance to city center: 91.9km (57.1 mi)