What to see in Mu Cang Chai |Places to visit in your Mu Cang Chai trip

What to see in Mu Cang Chai |Places to visit in your Mu Cang Chai trip

You are planning a holiday to visit Mu Cang Chai and don't know when to go, how to get there or what to see there.Let's have our Mu Cang Chai travel guide viewed for the details and plan your perfect holiday in Mu Cang Chai.

Top places to visit in Mu Cang Chai - Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai is a remote district of Yen Bai province and has recently captured visitors' much attention for its most outstanding beauty of rice terraces, the man-made wonder that the local ethnics here have diligently created over the years.Between late September & early October, Mu Cang Chai attracts a large number of local & international travellers to admire its stunning paradise of golden rice terraces slopping down the mountains.Nowadays,the roads are much better & you can easily to get there from Hanoi or connect your Sapa exploration with a visit to Mu Cang Chai.If you are planning a trip to Mu Cang Chai - the off-the-beaten-path & less-tourist destination in Vietnam and have no ideas of what to see or places to visit in Mu Cang Chai area, read this following acticle for the details.

Rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai- Vietnam

Rice terraces down the hills in Mu Cang Chai

Tu Le valley - the starting point of Mu Cang Chai scenic rice terraces

Tu Le is a small town, 50km far from Mu Cang Chai center following NR32.You can easily realize this town when a vast valley of stepped rice fields, crisscrossed by the freshwater streams come into your sight, that is pristine Tu Le valley.Travelling along Khau Pha Pass, there are a few view points for your great captivation of beautiful terraced rice fields & distantly dotted local villages in Tu Le valley.Besides its gorgeous landscapes of rice fields & streams,Tu Le is also famous for its local specialties such as sticky rice and Com (green rice).The rice grown in Tu Le has a pleasant fragrance which is not lost even when the rice is cooked.You can find quite a number of restaurants serving those dishes when having meals here.If you love trekking adventure, Tu Le valley offers you some wonderful trekking sites for your nice exploration of, mounatinscapes, rice fields & local villages of H'Mong & Thai hilltribes.

Tu Le valley - Mu Cang Chai

The beauty of Tu Le valley when rice turn into its golden colors.

Khau Pa Pass - the most imposing pass in Vietnam.

To reach Mu Cang Chai, you must overpass Khau Pa pass – one of the imposing & dangerous passes in the northwest of Vietnam.Located right after Tu Le town, Khau Pha is more than 30 kilometers long, considered as the most dangerous pass on national highway 32 and normally surrounded with clouds.On clear days, Khau Pha pass offers you a beautiful captivation of majestic mountainscapes, deep valleys of stunning rice terraced fields & local villages.And thanks to its height, Khau Pha Pass has been chosen as an ideal destination in Vietnam for jumping paragliding sports - a special game beloved among adventurers to admire the landscapes of Tu Le valley.

Paragliding in Khau Pha Pass

Paragliding to admire the beauty of Khau Pha Pass

La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha & Ze Xu Phinh communes- the best areas of scenic landscapes in Mu Cang Chai.

La Pan Tan, together with Che Cu Nha & Ze Xu Phinh are three communes for your best admiration of stepped rice fields in Mu Cang Chai district.There are hectas of farmlands stretching down the mountains, where local ethnics sloped them into different steps to make use of rainwater for rice cultivation ( rice terraces - typical ways for the rice cultivation in the mountainous region of Vietnam.Thanks to its beauty, rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai have been regcognised as a special national heritage in 2007 by the Ministry of Tourism & Sports. In addition, those communes are the home to local H'Mong, Thai & Dzao ethnics of their well-preserved rich cultures with their house styles, traditional dresses & their rice cultivation.Trip to Mu Cang Chai will be a must to visit those local communities, you will have chances not only to expose yourselves to the most impressive terraced rice fields, but also to get a great sense of local cultures in Mu cang Chai region.

Rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai places to visit

Slopping hills of rice terraces & stream

Mam Xoi Hill - the symbolic image of rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai

Ba Nha Bridge is 12km far from Mu Cang Chai town, an essential stop for a visit to the legendary Mam Xoi Hill (Sticky Rice Tray Hill). Your trip to Cang Chai will be uncompleted without doing avisit to this site.The reason this hill is so famous is that the whole hill is made into terraces therefore the top of the hill is a round shape like a tray of sticky rice.The golden field will turn even more vivid on sunny days, making it a wonderful site for photography.

At Ba Nha bridge, Mam Xoi is about 1 kilometers up hills & 6km far from La Pan Tan commune's top view point.Travellers can hike from Ba Nha bridge up to view impressive Mam Xoi terraced rice fields.However, the most interesting way is following a nice trek to visit stunning rice terraces & different villages in La Pan Tan commune, then continue buffalo trails down to the valley for wonderful captivation of Mam Xoi Hill, then hike down to the meeting point with the driver at Ba Nha bridge.For this interesting trek, you can have a reference at some of Mu Cang Chai trekking tours.

Sticky rice tray hill - the symbolic image and a top place to visit in Mu Cang Chai

Kim Noi village, a beautiful village of Thai ethnic for homestay & cultural experiences.

Kim Noi is a pristine village on the tranquil side of Mu Cang Chai town, a typical address for the homestaying & local Thai cultural experiences.The village is located on the foot of mountains, overviewing the rice fields & streams.Most of villagers are Thai ethnics, who still live on traditional stilt houses, some of locals upgrade their home with better facilities to serve tourists doing trips to Mu Cang Chai.This is the main village offering homestay service & authentic meals in Mu Cang Chai district.In stead of spending your nights in mini- hotels in Mu Cang Chai center, you can homestay at Kim Noi village, enjoy their home-cooked meals at reasonable price and interact with friendly locals.From here, you can hike up on dirt trails visiting remote villages of H’Mong on the mountain slopes and viewing their farming activities on beautiful stepped rice fields.

Kim Noi village - Mu Cang Chai

Kim Noi village of Thai ethnic

Golden Holiday Travel - the tour operator to Mu Cang Chai

Above are our local share of popular places to visit in Mu Cang Chai district that you should pay a visit when travelling to Mu Cang Chai.To visit some of those attractions, you will take part in some short or long treks along mountainsides on buffalo trails so it will be smart to have an experienced tour guide along your Mu Cang Chai trekking tours.Our guides know the route well and follow off-beaten-path trekking routes with stops to visit local villages for your great insights of local daily life & their cultures.

If you are in need of travel support, travel services of customized private Mu Cang Chai tours, tourguide or private car rental Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai- Hanoi, feel free to contact us at goldenholidaytravel.vn@gmail.com or phone us at +84.988451530 ( viber, whatsapp), our travel team will soon reply you back with useful information for your Mu Cang Chai trip of life-time experiences.

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