As the Northern Vietnamese grain season approaches, so do the cameras and Mu Cang Chai village is as worthy of the odd snap as anywhere else in the Yen Bai province. The attractive and majestic terraces here are reinforced in their beauty, by the warm natured H’mong ethnic group. Although these people are typically quite poor, anyone outsider who comes face to face with them tends to experience an overwhelming aura of affection and modesty. The highlights on Mu Cang Chai journey that you must be experiencing: majestic rice terraces as high as 9 storeys of cloud, Tu Le sticky rice, Tu Le hot stream and feeling the unique life of H’Mong ethnic
The following informations is some experiences and travel tips for you before traveling to Mu Cang Chai.
When is the best time to Visit Mu Cang Chai:
The H’mong people generally start sowing between May and July, therefore the grains are ready to be cropped by around September or October. Throughout this period, the rice terraces and surrounding scenery will change colour a number of times, rendering a visit here as a truly enthralling visual experience.
Terraces here focused mainly in communes scattered, Che Cu Nha, and easy to back-up. Which terraced fields in Tu Le and 2 communes scattered, Che Cu Nha is where the most beautiful terraces. In the fall of grain, along the two sides are browned rice terraces, experiencing immense. From a hilltop looking down, here as a masterpiece of creation, as pale dotted anyone coming to this place.
Get Mu Cang Chai by Motorbike, private car, public bus:
Mu Cang Chai is roughly 180 miles from the capital city of Hanoi and there are a small number of buses which pass through this stunning town. However be advised, the roads are quite bumpy!
Motorbike is best choice to travel Mu Cang Chai, you can easily travel and stop at anywhere that you feel beautiful. Some highlights in this itinerary: La Pan Tan terraces, Lim Mong valley (thung lũng Lìm Mông), Khau Pha pass (đèo Khau Phạ – the longest pass in Northern Vietnam).
Specially, you should deeply go into La Pan Tan area. On the route, there’s a small trail run along valley, turn into that trail and more deeply go, you can take extreme unique photos
Khau Pha Pass:
This is a mountain pass with the most rugged terrain in northwest Vietnam, running through the mountain pass Khau Pha – the highest mountain in Mu Cang Chai. Pass the “phượt” People loved not only by conquering four great passions Pass that because here the beautiful landscape, especially in the season of grain. In the fall of grain, from above gorge overlooking the terraced fields stretching, yellow nursery, where the scenery is not always get.
Pu Demand Waterfall: (La Pan Tan Commune) is rooted in Lao Cai streams flock. About 20m high waterfall pouring down steps divided into white.
What to eat in Mu Cang Chai?
Mu Cang Chai to wake you up often specialties here as sticky rice Tu Le, Tu Le nuggets, salmon, roasted grasshoppers, crabs fried with salt springs, wild apple Mu Cang Chai, …
In Northern Vietnam, there’re 3 places have beautiful terraces: Sapa, Mu Cang Chai and Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang).