1. Overview

Mu Cang Chai is located at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain, Yen Bai province, more than 300 km from Hanoi, about 6-7 hours drive. Mu Cang Chai is recognized as one of the most unique tourist destinations in Vietnam and is ranked as a national scenic spot. Thanks to being blessed by nature with many beautiful natural landscapes and diverse and unique cultures of ethnic minorities. Mu Cang Chai has many special tourist attractions and attracts many tourists to visit.

2. The Top 10 most beautiful destinations in Mu Cang Chai Vietnam

2.1. Khau Pha Pass

Khau Pha Pass, or Cao Pha Pass, is a pass on Highway 32 in Cao Pha commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province. Khau Pha Pass is more than 30km long and located 1,200 meters above sea level. Not only is it a familiar route leading to the district center, Khau Pha Pass is also famous for the Flying in the Golden Season paragliding festival, where visitors can both experience thrills and admire the panoramic beauty of the valley in the ripe rice season. This place is also honored to be ranked among the Four Great Peaks of the Northwest, in particular, and the country in general.

2.2. Tu Le

Tu Le is one of the favorite stops of many tourists who love natural beauty. Tu Le, located close to Khau Pha Pass, has long been a familiar destination for many backpackers on the way to explore Yen Bai. Tu Le is essentially a valley located in the middle of three high rolling mountains: Khau Song, Khau Than, and Khau Pha. Considered a tourist destination not to be missed when traveling to Mu Cang Chai, you will admire the beautiful terraced fields of yellow mixed with green. When you come here, you can visit Lim Thai and Lim Mong villages about 3km away and see the stilt houses on both sides of the road.


2.3. Horseshoe Hill

Horseshoe Hill is a destination where you can fully admire the golden color of the Mu Cang Chai terraced fields. Looking from above, you will see curving, arc-shaped fields shaped like a horseshoe. This is a hill in Sang Nhu village, about 2 kilometers from Mu Cang Chai town. The road to Horseshoe Hill, although located right at the beginning of Mu Cang Chai town, is quite difficult. Therefore, you should equip yourself with quite solid driving skills. If you are not confident driving, you can hire a motorcycle taxi driver to take you up the hill!

2.4. Raspberry Hill

Mam Xoi Hill is located in Han Pulse village, La Pan Tan commune, Mu Cang Chai, and is a favorite meeting point for the travel enthusiast community every time the rice season comes. The reason it is called Raspberry Hill is because the fields of La Tan Pan have a round shape. This place is about 12 kilometers from Mu Cang Chai; to get here, you need to travel along Highway 32, which takes about 22 minutes. Traveling by motorbike will be a great thing for you, admiring the mountains and hills on a long road. You can choose to rent a motorbike taxi to take you up the hill for about 2.44 USD – 4.07 USD per person or round trip.

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2.5. Bamboo forest in Na Hang Tua Chu village

Rung Truc Mu Cang Chai is also known as the bamboo forest in Na Han Tua Chu village or Pung Luong bamboo forest in Na Han Tua Chu village, Pung Luong commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province. Na Hang Tua Chu bamboo forest is about 20 km from the center of Mu Cang Chai town and more than 60 years old, attracting tourists with its pristine beauty. This is not only an ideal place to visit and live virtual life, but also a place for you to return to after hours of racing with the tiring pace of life.

2.6. Tram Tau hot mineral spring

Tram Tau is a resort location that includes natural hot springs combined with a famous homestay model in Mu Cang Chai. Therefore, although located more than 100km from the center, this place still attracts a large number of tourists. Tram Tau Yen Bai mineral spring ecological area is considered a “miniature Bali” with views overlooking beautiful terraced fields.

Tram Tau Hot Springs has extremely beautiful rooms. Modern design includes bungalow rooms, a food court, and a hot spring swimming pool. The rooms are comfortably furnished and have beautiful views of terraced fields. With prices ranging from 16.27 USD to 28.48 USD, depending on the room type you choose, 3 to 4 people can stay. If you want to save money, you can stay in a dormitory house on stilts for 8.14 USD per night.

2.7. Mu Cang Chai Market

To discover the most unique aspects of local culture here, you should visit the markets, held on Saturdays and Sundays. Mu Cang Chai Market has three main markets: Kim Junction Market, Mu Cang Chai District Market, and Khao Mang Market. Each market is about 20 kilometers apart along Highway 32.

This is an indispensable cultural place in the lives of people in the highlands of Mu Cang Chai. In addition to the purpose of buying, selling, and exchanging goods, the market is also a place for cultural exchange among ethnic minorities. The items sold at the market are quite diverse but are mainly products from the mountains and forests or items made by the people here, such as honey, shiitake mushrooms, and wood ear,etc.

2.8. Aeris Hill adventure game area

Aeris Hill amusement park, located on the slopes of the pass, possesses a spacious area and diverse terrain, creating conditions for the development of diverse entertainment models. Coming here, you will feel the green, fresh, and peaceful space of a large surrounding pine forest, fragrant flower gardens, an infinity pool with a beautiful view of the pine forest, and a resort. beautiful. This tourist complex has four game areas, including rock climbing, ziplining, zorbing, and high rope play. And it is also home to the longest zipline in the country, with a total length of up to 1.2 km, directly connecting Mu Cang Chai and Van Chan districts.

In addition, the Aeris Hill amusement park campus also has a restaurant serving cuisine and a luxuriously invested pub. Currently, the Aeris Hill adventure game area welcomes guests all week (except Wednesday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices to participate in the games start at 8.14 USD per person.

2.9. Pu Nhu Waterfall

Pu Nhu Waterfall is one of the waterfalls located in Pu Nhu village, La Pan Tan commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province. This waterfall is located about 10 km west of Mu Cang Chai district center and about 1.5 km from Highway 32. This waterfall originates mainly from the upstream forests of Lao Cai and Son La. This place possesses charming mountain and water beauty thanks to two high, rocky cliffs standing vertically on both sides of the waterfall. In addition, at the foot of the waterfall, there is also a lake called Dragon Lake, a large and fresh lake that makes many people excited. In particular, the road to the waterfall is also very simple.

2.10. Suoi Giang

Suoi Giang is a highland commune of Van Chan district, Yen Bai province, with a natural area of 5,922 hectares, including 4 ethnic groups residing together: Mong, Kinh, Dao, and Tay. Suoi Giang is located at an altitude of about 1,300–1,400 m above sea level. Therefore, Suoi Giang tourist area, with four seasons of floating white clouds, attracts tourists by the climate, the sweetness of ancient Shan Tuyet tea, and the sounds of pipes, flutes, lip harps, and love-giving songs of Mong boys and girls

3. Cuisine of Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai is one of the most famous destinations when exploring the Northwest. Not only is it beautiful because of its vast terraced rice fields and majestic nature, but this place also attracts tourists because of its many delicious dishes such: com xanh Tu Le, salmon and sturgeon, roasted grasshoppers, roasted salted steamed crab, ruou tao meo, ga nuong la mac mat, etc.

You can see more of Metta Voyage’s Mu Cang Chai tour using the links below:

Amazing Mu Cang Chai 3 Days 2 Nights

Mu Cang Chai Tour: Exploring The Majestic Rice Terraces In 3d2n

4. Conclusion

Above are the top 10 best places in Mu Cang Chai that you must visit, which Metta Voyage shares with you. If you plan to travel to Mu Cang Chai with the best quality service and economical costs, you can contact Metta Voyage immediately for the most detailed advice.

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