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Autumn persimmon garden a magical delight in Vietnam’s Moc Chau

Friday, October 28, 2022, 15:48 GMT+7
Autumn persimmon garden a magical delight in Vietnam’s Moc Chau
Mong children play in the persimmon garden in Moc Chau Town, Son La Province, northern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Quang Kien

A no-name persimmon garden in Moc Chau Town, Son La Province, northern Vietnam has become the hottest new weekend getaway thanks to its picturesque landscape and autumnal ambiance.

This small orchard specializes in Japanese Fuyu persimmons, a variety first introduced to Moc Chau in 2000 which has since become a delicacy.

A cluster of Fuyu persimmons in Moc Chau Town, Son La District. Photo courtesy of Ngua Hoang

A cluster of Fuyu persimmons in Moc Chau Town, Son La Province, northern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Ngua Hoang

About 50 persimmon trees in this no-name persimmon garden are in full bloom, each planted in rows and spaced about five meters apart.

The Moc Chau persimmon harvest season lasts for two months between September and October, yet many farmers keep an area of their orchard unharvested in order to create stunning photogenic backdrops for visitors. 

A tourist poses for a photo in a persimmon orchard in Moc Chau Town, Son La District. Photo courtesy of Ngua Hoang

A tourist poses for a photo in a persimmon orchard in Moc Chau Town, Son La Province, northern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Ngua Hoang

This season, the persimmon trees have shed their leaves, revealing clusters of golden fruit that stand out against the lush mountain backdrop.

The best time to take photographs inside this persimmon garden is early in the morning or at dusk, when the gentle sunlight casts a sepia blanket over the orchard.

The entrance fee to the orchard is VND30,000 (US$1.2) per person, with no time limit.

A Mong child in the persimmon orchard in Moc Chau Town, Son La District. Photo courtesy of Quang Kien

A Mong child in the persimmon orchard in Moc Chau Town, Son La Province, northern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Quang Kien

Persimmon trees in full bloom in an orchard in Moc Chau Town, Son La District. Photo courtesy of Quang Kien

Persimmon trees in full bloom in an orchard in Moc Chau Town, Son La Province, northern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Quang Kien

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