Where Is Mu Cang Chai
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Where Is Mu Cang Chai

In recent years Mu Cang Chai has become a popular place in travelers handbooks. However, many people still do not know Mu Cang Chai? What to see and where is Mu Cang Chai?. Let’s find out in the article below with Origin Travel!

For many tourists, the North West places always bring strange excitement. Not only by the beautiful natural scenery but also by the longstanding national culture in this place has helped to increase the attractiveness of this land. Among them are Mu Cang Chai which many people have known through newspapers, radio and television.

Where is Mu Cang Chai?

Many people when asked Mu Cang Chai? Where? only known is the land located in the headland of the country in the northwest. However, Mu Cang Chai is a highland district located in the territory of Yen Bai province. It borders Van Ban district in Lao Cai province in the north, Muong La district in Son La province in the north, Than Uyen district in Lai Chau province, and Van Chan district in the east. It is located at the foot of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, 1,000 m above sea level.

To get to Mu Cang Chai district, you have to pass Khau Phau pass – one of the four Great Passes of the Northwest. Mu Cang Chai is about 280 km from Hanoi, where thousands of visitors from all over the country come to visit and travel every year.

terrace rice field in Mu Cang Chai

How to go to Mu Cang Chai?

To travel to Mu Cang Chai you have many options such as moving by motorbike, private car. However, there are only two main ways:

  • Highway No.1: From Ha Noi through national highway 32, pass Trung Ha bridge, Thanh Son district (Phu Tho), then through Nghia Lo town, to Tu Le commune (Van Chan district) of Yen Bai before crossing Khau pass You have to go to Mu Cang Chai. Total distance 300km.
  • Highway No.2: Take Highway Ha Noi – Lao Cai Pass O Quan Pass through Tan Uyen district and Than Uyen Lai Chau province and then to Mu Cang Chai.

Depending on the conditions and preferences of yourself that you can choose the appropriate route for yourself.

How about travel in Mu Cang Chai?

Mu Cang Chai was created for many beautiful natural scenes to enthuse. Coming to this land you will have the opportunity to view:

Rice terraces on the stratum stratum

According to the statistics of Mu Cang Chai district, there are 2,200 ha of terraced fields, the most concentrated in three communes: La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and De Xu Phinh, the area of ​​terraced fields is 500 ha. 500 hectares of land.

These terraced fields are the heritage of the Mong people, granted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on October 18, 2007. This is a unique and unique view of Vietnam.

Amazing view of Mu Cang Chai

The road to challenge people

Mu Cang Chai, you can not ignore the chance to test drive on the winding road of Khau Pha Pass. It is one of the four “high mountain passes” of northwestern Vietnam. Khau Phau pass passes many famous places such as La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le and Che Cu Nha … so you will have the opportunity to both conquer the beautiful natural scenery along the road.

Refer article – Great experience in La Pan Tan Village

Friendly people are hospitable

If you travel Sapa you will encounter the problem of crossing buyers souvenirs. Then in Mu Cang Chai you will never encounter that scene. People from children to old people are very friendly and hospitable. Young children are very likely to meet adults, thank you when given gifts. Especially, if you miss the road if you want to sleep homestay they are also very comfortable welcome you.

Also All things you need to know about Mu Cang Chai. Hopefully with the information provided above we will give you more information about this beautiful land.

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