Mu Cang Chai

Located about 280 kilometers northwest of Hanoi and belonged to Yen Bai province, Mu Cang Chai is a highland district lying at the foot of the Hoang Lien Mountains. Nestled at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level, the neighboring provinces of Mu Cang Chai can be named are Lao Cai, Son La, and Lai Chau. The unique landscapes of rice terraces stretching alongside the mountain have become the symbol of this remote area.

Terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai

For years, Mu Cang Chai has become a great stop for all nature seekers, adventurous travelers, and photographers. Whenever you have a chance to come to Mu Cang Chai, you will be impressed by the marvelous surroundings of the terraced fields, spectacular mountains, distinctive traditions, and traditional life of ethnic minorities residing there. Since the steep hills make it impossible to grow wet rice like in the flat delta, the local hill tribe people here, through generations and by hard-working have gradually changed the difficult terrain of hill and mountain slope into perfect rice fields that proved to be much more productive and look like a wonderful picture of perfect beauty. During harvesting season (September and October), ready crops turn yellow making it a big attraction to photo hunters and nature lovers.

Mu Cang Chai - Vietnam

Aside from this attraction, Mu Cang Chai boats for its beauty of cool laidback mountain feel, rich local culture, and many opportunities for trekking and homestay in a local home. Mu Cang Chai can be visited on a short 2- or 3-days trip from Hanoi or combined with other impressive destinations in the "Tour of treasures of North Vietnam" organized by Travel Authentic Asia.

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