Mu Cang Chai - The pure beauty of nature

10, August, 2022

Mu Cang Chai - The pure beauty of nature

Referring to Mu Cang Chai, people immediately think of terraced fields stretching like stairs to the sky. A rare masterpiece in Vietnam's wet rice civilization was created by human hands, creativity from the skillful hands of the Mong people living on this land. to adapt to the soil, climate and irrigation conditions bestowed by nature.

Mu Cang Chai is known as the dream Vietnam travel destination for anyone. In which, Mu Cang Chai terraced fields are an artistic and architectural work...

More than 300km from Hanoi, Mu Cang Chai is now no stranger to tourists. Highway 32 connects a strip up to Lai Chau region, the craggy road bends along each mountainside, taking you through many beautiful scenes of the Northwest mountains.

Mu Cang Chai has a feature that visitors like very much, which is the cool weather all year round. Therefore, this place is very suitable for traveling all year round at any time.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rice planting season, come in May or June, this is Mu Cang Chai in the pouring water season. At this time, Mu Cang Chai enters the period when the water season appears with the color of brown soil blending with the blue sky, adding the iridescent water surface like a mirror in the sky.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the golden rice strip and the faint scent of ripe rice, come to Mu Cang Chai in August or September, this is Mu Cang Chai in the ripe rice season. What's more peaceful, just being able to admire the peaceful countryside and hear the smell of ripe rice in the wonderful Northwest mountains.

Places to see the most beautiful rice terraces

See the famous beautiful "Mam Xoi"

The "Mam Xoi" hill is famous as an attractive tourist destination of Mu Cang Chai because of the unique shape of the terraced field itself. This is also the place that is considered by backpackers as one of the most beautiful terraced field in the Northwest.

In 2007, terraced fields in 3 communes La Pan Tan, De Xu Phinh, Che Cu Nha were recognized by the State as a national scenic spot. Not only that, Mu Cang Chai is also in the top 10 most beautiful terraced fields in the world.

mam xoi mu cang chai

Sang Nhu Horseshoe hill

2 km from Mu Cang Chai town, Horseshoe hill in Sang Nhu attracts photographers with its picturesque semicircular terraced fields. At the time of ripe rice, the scenery here makes anyone fall in love by wearing a giant shirt woven with bright yellow rice. This is the most beautiful spot for all.

To get to the most beautiful rice terraces area, visitors have to go through a long distance of 1.7 km and can only travel by motorbike up hill the rugged and rugged slopes. Motorbike taxi service carried by locals and the price ranges from 100,000-150,000 VND depending on seasons.

It's a tough road, but you will not regret when you arrive in front of a picture-like landscape. Standing from above, looking down at the curved fields like a horseshoe, you will feel the magic of nature. Inhaling the freshness in the vast space covered with splendid yellow, all fatigue and depression in the city seems to disappear.

Sunset is a time that many photographers come to capture all the beautiful frames in their lens at this time.

sang nhu horseshoes mu cang chai

Lao Chai's rice terraces

About 15 km from Mu Cang Chai town, Lao Chai village of the Black H'Mong minority is less-known by tourists, but it is here you will see amazing rice terraces. People also found "Museum" of terraced fields on ancient carved rock. If you visit Mu Cang Chai, Lao Chai is a must-visit village on the tour.

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