Mu Cang Chai is considered one of the most picturesque landscapes of rice-terraced fields for tourists and photographer who loves to witness the stunning scenery from rice.
Discover the hidden beauty of nature, and immerse themselves in the rustic life of local farmers and another ethnic group of H'mong people there.
Mu Cang Chai
It is the best time for visitors to visit Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai, Vietnam with 02 main seasons.
The first one is from May to June when the locals prepare the farming land for the new rice crop - called watering rice field time.
Due to the geography of the mountain, the local ethnic people - Hmong people will use bamboo pipes to lead water from the mountains to the steps of the rice-terraced fields. Then water spreads into the land and makes the hard soil softer and fertile for transplanting rice. The water on the surface reflecting images of blue sky, forest trees, birds, and farmers can attract the interest of every photographer in here.
harvesting rice season
Moreover, you can spend time in the mid - September to early November to come here when the whole rice paddy fields turn a yellow color looking like a golden silk stretching until the horizon far away. It seems to hope for a good crop and prosperity for local farmers. You will definitely fall into the charming beauty of the rice-terraced fields in a windy afternoon of a dazzling autumn season.
Mu Cang Chai harvest
It will be a perfect trip if you can walk into the wooden houses of the locals and taste their special dishes here. One of the highlighted foods recommended to you is forest hog. Hmong people will not keep pigs in cages or feed them, instead, wild pigs are free outside of a garden or forest. They mainly eat jungle vegetables, corn, potatoes, etc. therefore, the meat of forest hog smells good and delicious.
Five-colored glutinous rice is a good suggestion for visitors. This dish is commonly included in meals of Tet holidays or festivals of ethnic groups in the mountains. The locals use natural ingredients from the leaves or roots of forest trees to soak the rice before cooking.
Five-colored glutinous rice
In addition, you can easily find bamboo shoots and other jungle vegetables in every meal of local people. Bamboo shoots are small, soft yellow, and sweet in soup for the right season.