Bright Yellow Rice Season In Mu Cang Chai
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Bright Yellow Rice Season In Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai) is entering the most beautiful golden rice season of the year in Vietnam. It’s attracting a lots of people come here to enjoy the full autumn in the fragrant rice.
The yellow rice in Mu Cang Chai

How Bright yellow rice season in Mu Cang Chai is unique?

Mu Cang Chai is located in the upland area of Yen Bai Province. It’s about 300 km northwest of Hanoi. From mid-September, rice fields all over the hills side, the fields here turn into brilliant yellow color, attracting thousands of spectators to see, “the market place” the most beautiful terrain scenery of the country.

Located at the foot of majestic Hoang Lien Son range. Mu Cang Chai terraced rice field is a cultural heritage created by local ethnic people through generations.

In 2007, terraced fields in 3 communes of La Pan Tan, De Xu Phinh, Che Cu Nha. Where recognized by the State National Attractions. Not only that, Mu Cang Chai is also in the top 10 most beautiful terraced fields in the world.

Exploring Mu Cang Chai rice season

In the last days of September, I and my fellow photographers are soon discovering, conquering the roads, presenting the natural beauty combined with the labor of the mountain people.

Every step of the terraced rice field, as winding golden waves in the bright sunshine of those who are present here.

This is the second time we are here, exploring Mu Cang Chai rice season. But my feelings have not changed. Because the beauty of the mountains still gives me great surprises. According to the share of people. It’s very a great harvest this year. The people of the Thai ethnic group, H’mong also excited, happy in the harvest.

Sometimes on the hillside. Some of the fields are interwoven between the yellow, the green is the brown of the harvested fields. Suffering in the mighty North West is the scattered huts on the hillside. Perhaps, for a lover of nature, mountains, forests, witnessed and enjoy these moments is the happiest for me.

The raspberry in La Pan Tan commune is one of the most famous destinations in Mu Cang Chai golden season. From above, covering the hillsides, you still see the place is interwoven with blue, gold shining.

The beautiful murals of Mu Cang Chai are “painted” on 2,200 hectares of magnificent golden terraces that critically appeal to anyone at any time of the day. Sure it will give yourself the impression.

A night full of stars on the romantic Mu Cang Chai is sure to be an unforgettable experience for visitors when visiting the season of rice. I’m sure that your Vietnam tour to Mu Cang Chai. It’s will make your journey wonderful ever.


If you are travel to Mu Cang Chai during gold rice season. You should book in advance to make sure that you will get accommodation. Also you may contact us for some sample tour schedule at

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Mu Cang Chai tour 3 days will be an amazing journey for you to discover the beauties of rice terrace fields with different picture which both nature and local people built as a spectacular scenery for this land. Don’t miss it once you visit Vietnam to discover its beauties all year round from March to November yearly.
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