Northwest of Vietnam rice terraces field is the most beautiful rice crop. Spend two days tour at weekend exploring this area. Sure you will have a really memorable experience.
When is the best time to travel to Northwest?
October is the best time for you to go to the Northwest, admire the grandeur of the mountains and forests of golden rice season. The most impressive are, Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai), Sa Pa (Lao Cai) and Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang). They are the most attractive Vietnam vacation spots for you to consider and plan for the colorful trip to Vietnam.
#1: MU CANG CHAI
Mu Cang Chai has the enchanting charm of the most beautiful rice fields in Vietnam. Cool yellow color of the mountain with hug beauty of the poetic beauty nature and great human works.
From the middle of September to beginning Oct, Mu Cang Chai terraced fields attracted crowds of tourists and photographers gathered here.
How to go to mu Cang Chai?
From Hanoi, you can travel by car, or bus from My Dinh bus station to Mu Cang Chai. Route Hanoi – Lai Chau. When you arrive Mu Cang Chai you can rent a motorbike and wander around Mu Cang Chai town and neighboring communes.
Top sightseeing in Mu Cang Chai:
There are many attractions to admire the spectacular terraced Mu Cang Chai terraces:
– Tu Le Valley: Tu Le Valley possesses wonderful terraced fields with green, yellow veins stretching across the vast sky. From here you can visit Lim Thai and Lim Mong village. It’s about 3 km away and see the houses on stilts along the road.
– La Pan Tan village: Terrace rice fields in La Pan Tan village is one of the top 10 beautiful terrace rice field in the North of Vietnam.
– Khau Phau Pass: It’s one of the four most beautiful passes in the Vietnam. It’s also an attractive attraction you should explore during the trip to Mu Cang Chai.
In the yellow rice season, the number of visitors to Cang Chai is very high. So you should book in advance.
You may have referred our recommendation homestay in Mu Cang Chai here.
Travel to Mu Cang Chai, you have the opportunity to enjoy many dishes of the North West. Such as grilled pork, black chicken, honey bee, scrambled eggs …
Sa Pa is one of the MOST tourist attractions to attract tourists every time of the year. Rice season in October (Only beginning of Oct), Sa Pa brilliant yellow color throughout the mountain slope, beautiful beauty, urging how many people visit footsteps.
Travel to Sapa Not only admire the majestic terraces rice fields. Visitors to Sa Pa also breathe the cold air of autumn and visit colorful hill tribe. Such as Hmong, Dao, Tay …
How to go to Sapa:
The majority of tourists choose buses to travel to Sa Pa. Besides, the train is also an interesting option for those who want to spend overnight on train. For detail you may visit how about transfer from Hanoi to Sapa via this article.
Top sightseeing in Sapa:
The shaded fields spread out over the villages of Mong people, Dao around Sa Pa. You can explore the scenery of rice paddies in villages such as Ta Van, Ta Phin, Cat Cat, Sin Chai, especially Muong Hoa valley.
Lao Chai Village in Muong Hoa Valley has been chosen as a national heritage. It’s a great destination for you to explore Sa Pa season of rice.
Besides, Sa Pa also has many other places for you to combine exploring in the trip as church town, Ham Rong Mountain, Silver Falls, Tram Ton Pass, or trekking Fansipan peak.
Accommodation in Sapa:
Because Sapa is one of the most tourist attraction in Vietnam. So there are a lots of Hotels, Resorts and homestay here. The best way to find the hotels & resort with good location & price. You may book via hotel.com or angoda.com
Sa Pa has a popular barbecue area, delicious and cheap, including a variety of items such as grilled eggs, meat skewers, blue rice, chestnuts, sweet potatoes … The neighborhood around the lake serves bold cuisine. Mountain food such as cat vegetable, black chicken, baked pig … Also, you can also enjoy luxury meals in the European, Asian … Don’t forget to check out top recommend cheap & good restaurant in Sapa here.
#3: HOANG SU PHI
Located in the West and Northeast of Vietnam. It’s may new places for many travellers. But’s it’s very popular place for photographer. Because this place still undiscovered area if compare with Sapa. Hoang Su Phi is the most majestic place. Leaning on the upstream of Chay River is not only beautiful but also gives viewers a sense of overwhelm.
Unlike in Mu Cang Chai, Ha Giang terraced fields are delayed so rice is matured later. The ripe rice crop in Hoang Su Phi around the end of October.
How to go to Hoang Su Phi?
About 300 km is the distance that you must to go from Ha Noi to Ha Giang. Then from Ha Giang to Hoang Su phi. For detail information you may visit here.
Sightseeing in Hoang Su Phi:
The two villages of Ban Luoc and Ban Phung are the largest terraced rice fields in Hoang Su Phi. The terraces of this place are really artificial works of great difficulty where there is. The fields look from the bottom up like the white coffins layered. During the ripe rice season, the monument is beautiful, colorful and rich in vitality.