YBP - In recent years, around the end of September and early October, tourists from all over the country flock to Mu Cang Chai to admire the beautiful scenery of this upland area. Coming here, visitors not only enjoy the beauty of terraced fields, white clouds on the top of Cao Pha Pass, but also immerse themselves in the unique cultural festivals of the Mong people.
The sea of clouds on the Khau Pha Pass
Mu Cang Chai is a highland district in the West of Yen Bai province, 180km from Yen Bai city center, more than 300km from Hanoi capital to the Northwest. Coming to Mu Cang Chai even once, visitors also feel the abundance of nature, the speciality of culture, the warmth of people. The way to Mu Cang Chai is far, but very interesting. The scenery changes constantly on the way, visitors enjoy watching the sea of clouds on the Khau Pha pass, this is the highest peak in "four great peaks" in the Northwest covered in floating sea of clouds, cool climate around year. Cao Pha Pass peak is also the 4th most beautiful place in the world for pilots to fly in paragliding, for those who love thrills, adventure games to conquer the sky and admire it freely, discover the majestic natural beauty of heaven and sky from the air through a paragliding; the two sides of the road are the terrifying terraced fields that each of us are overwhelmed.
Coming here, visitors can visit the Mong ethnic villages, explore the culture as well as the customs and traditions in Mu Cang Chai with many unique folklore cultural values and popular products; see Khen dance; experience some traditional crafts such as forging, weaving with flax, making jewelry and enjoying traditional dishes of the Mong people. Tourists can visit the Thai village - A small, peaceful village in the middle of the valley, leaning against the mountain. Here, visitors will enjoy the specialties of the Thai people, bathe in traditional Thai way, rest at the stilt house and organize exchanges, campfire, xoe dance.
Coming to Mu Cang Chai, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Mu Cang Chai terraced National Park with a total area of 2,500 ha, distributed mainly in 3 communes of Che Cu Nha, La Pan Tan and De Xu Phinh, recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2007.
The most beautiful terraced fields are from May to June when they are in the flooding season and from September to October when the rice is ripe and golden and spread across the hillsides. Tourists come to Mu Cang Chai at these two times to witness the green raspberries and the yellow raspberries appearing among the immense hills and mountains. Stopping at the communes of La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, De Xu Phinh, Mo De, Khao Mang and Lao Chai visitors can see the terraced fields with layers of layers spread across the hills. Tourists will admire the glorious brocade painting by the "farmer artists" of Mu Cang Chai.
According to the vote of Insider - a famous travel e-newspaper of the US, recently, Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai) of Vietnam has reached the top of the most beautiful mountains in the world on par with many famous names of the world such as Rainbow Mountains in Peru, Andes Mountains in Bolivia or Mount Fuji of Japan.
The climate of Mu Cang Chai is characterized by a distinct sub-region, the average temperature is 190C, cool in summer, cold in winter. It is still known as the "land of clouds, high mountains and deep ravines". The system of ravines and streams of Mu Cang Chai is quite dense; running along Highway 32 is Nam Kim stream, the largest and only stream of the district flowing in the southeast - northwest direction. Nam Kim divides Mu Cang Chai into left bank and right bank, bringing a rare poetic beauty to Mu Cang Chai. In addition, Mu Cang Chai has many systems of streams and a series of multi-tiered and famous waterfalls such as Nam Mo Waterfall in Mo De, De Thang in Che Cu Nha, Pu Nhu in La Pan Tan, Dragon Waterfall in De Xu Phinh ...
Pu Nhu waterfall is located 10 km to the west of Pu Nhu village, La Pan Tan commune. Originated from streams in the upstream forests from Than Uyen district - Lai Chau province, the waterfall has a high slope of about 20 m of water divided into steps. Mo waterfall is located between two hills of Na Hang A and Na Hang B in Mo De commune. In the journey to conquer Mo Waterfall, there are 7 impressive points for tourists to stop and enjoy. It takes about 30 minutes from the center of the district to Mo Waterfall, from here visitors will come to the one-storey Waterfall site where the water flows in a spiral. To reach the 4-storey Waterfall site, visitors continue to walk upstream of the Waterfall, this is also the most impressive place for visitors to save beautiful images of Mo Waterfall. In addition, tourists can visit the cave of Nam Khat commune, conquer the peak of Pung Luong commune and the ancient rock of Lao Chai.
The forest is the strength of Mu Cang Chai with an area of 80,000 hectares, including 20,293 hectares of old and primeval forests, 12,863 hectares of pine forests, more than 2,000 hectares of Son Tra forest; and many other valuable medicinal herbs
Mu Cang Chai has a conservation area of ornamental species with the center of Che Tao commune and the northern, eastern periphery of the communes of De Xu Phinh, Pung Luong and Nam Khat. In the untouched forests, over years of surveying people have discovered 22 reptiles and amphibians; 127 species of birds. The species of animals is very rich with 53 different species …
Che Tao primeval forest
Coming to Mu Cang Chai, visitors will be immersed in the sea of white clouds floating over the mountains, discover many interesting things about the natural scenery, terraced fields in the season of pouring water and the special identities of upland culture with the simple and sincere people, who are always dedicated to the tourists. Discover Mu Cang Chai in the most special way, because it will be one of the interesting experiences of natural landscape enthusiasts. With many beautiful scenes like in the picture, Mu Cang Chai is increasingly attractive to photographers and tourists both at home and abroad.
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