Visit Mu Cang Chai terraces fields on September

Visit Mu Cang Chai terraces fields on September

Visit Mu Cang Chai terraces fields on September

In September and October, when autumn ends, you can see the yellow ripening fields all over the slope of mountains in Mu Cang Chai. During the time, the terraced rice fields look like a “golden sea” above green mountain slopes, like a breathtaking painting amid immense forests and mountains.

Seeing the spectacular photos of terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai, you will probably in the feeling like me, want to get there immediately. But in order to explore the entirety of “golden sea” Mu Cang Chai, you need a long stamina.

Mu Cang Chai is a highland district of Yen Bai Province, at the foot of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. To getting Mu Cang Chai from Hanoi, you must go about 280km and passing Khau Phau Pass – one of the most dangerous and beautiful mountain pass of North Vietnam. Mu Cang Chai is famous for its terraced fields so beautifully that it is voted as one of the most beautiful terraced fields in the world.

If the autumn of Hanoi is full of romance scenes, then the Northwest covered with yellow of the rice fields in the harvest time on the mountain slopes. For those who love travel and photography, this is the ideal time for a trip to the Northwest and enjoy the golden sea at Mu Cang Chai. On the mountains and the hills, the yellow of ripening rice like as “The ladders leads to the sky of H’mong”.

1. Moving in Mu Cang Chai

Roads in Mu Cang Chai are very rough and dangerous, so I hired local locals taking me to go to the terraces fields with prices only 50,000 VND. There’s always available specialized motorbikes for hilly roads. It’s a bit hard but enjoying the immense scenery during the trip will make you feel overwhelmed.

Visit Mu Cang Chai terraces fields on September

2. What to pack for the trip

An indispensable item certainly the camera. However, a friend told me should bring along the tripod to easily capture the whole majestic scenery in Mu Cang Chai. Besides, he also advised me to pack the necessary items such as gloves, mosquito spray, drinking water…It’s all for safety purposes though the road is not too dangerous.
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3. The beauty of terraced fields Mu Cang Chai

The most famous in Mu Cang Chai is the terraced fields in three communes La Pan Tan, Che Cong Nha, and Ze Xu Phinh. Until now, local people still preserve and preserve the customs, rituals as well as the tradition of farming on the terraced fields. La Pan Tan and Ze Xu Phin are located about 15 km and 20 km away from Mu Cang Chai town. Che Cu Nha commune is about 7km from the district center, the road to this commune is quite steep and difficult to go.

At Mu Cang Chai, I’m rather astonished to see that there are many photographers here. Especially on beautiful days, more and more photographers gathered at Mu Cang Chai. A guy told me that to get unique pictures, I can hire ethnic people here for 100-200,000 VND in 30 minutes or depending on the agreement.

Visit Mu Cang Chai terraces fields on September

On the vast hillsides stretching to the horizon, the rice fields covered the beautiful golden. The small wooden huts among the immense and imposing scene, creating a beautiful landscape painting. Using only the small hoe and the strength of the hands, the H’mong made up the most beautiful terraced fields in Vietnam.

4. Where to stay in Mu Cang Chai

You can stay right in Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le town (about 40 km) or in Nghia Lo (100 km). If you arrive here in peak season, you have to pre-book or make a stay at locals house for about 100,000 VND per person.

Visit Mu Cang Chai terraces fields on September

You can stay right in Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le town (about 40 km) or in Nghia Lo (100 km). If you arrive here in peak season, you have to pre-book or make a stay at locals house for about 100,000 VND per person. I stayed at home of an ethnic family. Take part in daily activities and find out customs of locals are the interesting things make me excited when going travel anywhere.

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