Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai Province

Mu Cang Chai is a highland district of Yen Bai province, located nearly 300 km from Hanoi to the Northwest, Mu Cang Chai is a favorite destination for nature lovers and enjoys the highland atmosphere. Every year, thousands of tourists come here to admire the most beautiful terraced fields in Vietnam. If you've never been to Mu Cang Chai, grab your backpack and go right away, you won't regret it.

Mu Cang Chai is a highland district of Yen Bai province, located nearly 300 km from Hanoi to the Northwest, Mu Cang Chai is a favorite destination for nature lovers and enjoys the highland atmosphere. Every year, thousands of tourists come here to admire the most beautiful terraced fields in Vietnam. If you've never been to Mu Cang Chai, grab your backpack and go right away, you won't regret it.

Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai

Coming to Mu Cang Chai, visitors will have a chance to admire the diversity of nature, culture, and friendly locals. The way to Mu Cang Chai is far and difficult but it is very interesting, the scene changes constantly along the road, visitors can be able to see Thai stilt houses on the vast Muong Lo field, white flowers, and winding hill roads with majestic mountains.

Name main famous attraction:

Khau Pha Pass: It is one of the most winding and steep winding roads in Vietnam, surpassing the peak of Khau Pha mountain, the highest mountain in Mu Cang Chai. Khau Pha passes in Mu Cang Chai district is surrounded by identical mountains. The winding roads between old forests are still full of pristine and terraced fields of the H’Mong and Thai ethnic groups. The road to Khau Pha pass has up to two-thirds of a gravel and bumpy gravel road, only a little remained is easier to go. During the length of the pass, there are several dozen bends. On cloudy days, the pass is especially dangerous for the driver because the pass has no barriers or any warning signs.

Khau Pha Pass

Khau Pha Pass

Tu Le village: Tu Le village is a small village in the valley of Van Chan district, it is one of the most popular destinations in Mu Cang Chai. The best time to visit Tu Le village is in the middle of autumn, the golden terraces will be your unforgettable memory. Tu Le also attracts many photographers because Thai ethnic here still retain their traditional activities: “fairy bath” on the stream.

Mo waterfall: Mo waterfall is between Na Hang A mountain and Na Hang B mountain. Mo Waterfall is covered by the white of apricot blossoms, red of plum blossoms along the green of Northwestern mountains. All create a beautiful picture and cool atmosphere for visitors.

Mo Waterfall

Mo Waterfall

Lim Mong village: Lim Mong village is hidden in the clouds, many tourists tell about how difficult and dangerous the road is and it is one of the most dangerous places in Northwestern highland. Lim Mong is a Mong people village. The way to Lim Mong is upside down with dirt road, dust atmosphere in the dry day, on rainy days would be a scary challenge for the drivers. The corners are very dangerous but when you pass through you will find it really worth trying to reach here.

Culture

The Mong language belongs to the South Asian languages, the Hmong also have their own writing. Because of the majority, in Mu Cang Chai, the Mong language is the most important communication way. There are a few entertainment and shopping centers in Mu Cang Chai. The educational level of most Mong people is low, especially for women.

Mong People In Mu Cang Chai

Mong People In Mu Cang Chai

The Mong people in Mu Cang Chai have a rich folk culture, reflecting the perception of real-life associated with nature, the willingness to reach beauty and greatly expressed in folk songs such as love songs, marriage, lullaby, working, etc. The customs and habits, festivals have unique characteristics of ethnics such as marriage, funeral, etc. In addition, this place also retains a treasure of stories Ancient traditions, ethnic history, ethnic culture show the martial spirit of his father passed from generation to generation.

Weather

Mu Cang Chai has 2 best times that you should arrange a time to come:

  • Between mid-September to mid-October is the harvest season. At this time, the whole Mu Cang Chai will be covered by the golden color of rice, nice weather, which is very convenient to visit here. The time is usually from September 15th to October 10th annually because before this period, the rice is slightly green and after this period rice in Mu Cang Chai is almost fully harvested.

Mu Cang Chai In Rain Season

Mu Cang Chai In Raining Season

  • From May to June is the rainy season, when it starts raining in the summer, the water runs from mountains into the terraces. Water flooded the fields, making the soil softer so that farmers could plant rice. This is also the time when people prepare for a new crop. Therefore, in the northern mountainous terraces, rice can only be grown one crop each year. The water in terraces in the afternoon sun creates beautiful scenery that makes many visitors fall in love.

Transportation:

  • From Ha Noi, you can go to Mu Cang Chai by motorbike, private car, or public transport. Tourists can catch a bus on My Dinh Station to Mu Cang Chai every day.
  • In Mu Cang Chai, the most convenient way to explore is renting a motorbike, the prices from 100,000 VND to 200,000 VND per day depending on the time you come here. During the festive season, harvest season, the rental price for renting motorbikes will be higher.

Tam Giac Mach Flower In Mu Cang Chai

Tam Giac Mach Flower In Mu Cang Chai

  • Some hotels in Mu Cang Chai have motorbikes available for rent, so before booking, you can ask the receptionist in advance. In addition, if you do not want to drive from Hanoi because it is too far, you can take a bus to Yen Bai or Nghia Lo Town then rent a motorbike from there to Mu Cang Chai.

TRAVEL TIPS

  • You should prepare necessary items such as warm clothes, jackets, personal belongings, batteries and chargers, cameras, phones, etc. before coming to Mu Cang Chai. If you travel by motorbike, do not forget to bring a helmet, protective gloves, limbs, reflective clothing.
  • If it is raining, you should bring a full-body raincoat, hairdryer and wrapping shoes. In addition, you can also prepare more candy to give to ethnic children if stopping in the villages.
  • Mu Cang Chai's weather can change fast during the day, unlike the delta area. It is often rain at night, fog in the early morning, and sunny later. Therefore, you should prepare jackets and raincoats to avoid sudden drop temperatures and forest rains.
  • Bring mosquito repellent and a small first-aid kit because the downhill road may have some unexpected scratches.

Mu Cang Chai Map

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