Mu Cang Chai – The golden sea of rice

(All Vietnam) If you get a chance to visit Mu Cang Chai – a rural district of Yên Bái Province, in the Northeast region of Vietnam, you will be absolutely amazed by the majestic beauty of terraced rice. The best time to visit Mu Cang Chai is the grain season (around from September 15 to October 20). There is a slight change every year, you can call the hotels located here to ask for the rice status and plan your trip.

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Photo credit: www.muonmau.vn

You can get to Mu Cang Chai by motorbike or by bus from Hanoi. For adventurers, renting a motorcycle to travel around this destination will maximize the enjoyment, allowing a wonderful experience. You can choose anywhere that favors your eyesight to stop and take photos or even have some light meals. Some beautiful stop can be named as: La Pan Tan terraces, Lim Mong valley, Khau Pha pass (the longest pass in Nothern Vietnam). La Pan Tan area is highly recommended to explore the most beautiful terraces and take extreme unique photos.

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Photo credit: www.vietnam-discovery.org

From the top of any hill, looking down, tourists can see stunning scenery, created by many terraced fields stretching down the mountain side. Under the blue sky, surrounded by sun rays, hundreds of stepped rice fields carved into the green valley, imposing the eyes with picturesque landscape. Depending on the time you visit, it could be a green carpet of rice field or all turning golden when the due season comes. Both will surely amaze you.

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Photo credit: www.blog.atadi.vn

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Photo credit: www.mytour.vn

In Mu Cang Chai, you can also learn about the life of H’mong ethnic group who have lived here for age and also try the delicious local food “Tu Le sticky rice”.

You can find some information of hotels and motels in Mu Cang Chai below:

  1. Suoi Mo motel, tel: +84 915 842 789
  2. Moon motel, tel: +84 293 878 929
  3. Son Ca motel, tel: +84 293 979 185
  4. Buu Dien guest house, tel: +84 975 644 965


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