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Tu Le

Possessing a favorable location and picturesque natural scenery. Tu Le is one of the attractive destinations that you definitely should not miss. This is a place that many people who are passionate about exploring come and visit. Let’s explore this most beautiful village in Mu Cang Chai with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is Tu Le?

Tu Le is a small highland commune in Van Chan district, Yen Bai province, Vietnam. About 127 km west of Yen Bai city and about 260 km northwest of Hanoi capital.

Tu Le Mu Cang Chai

2. How is Tu Le unique?

When mentioning a place with charming beauty from beautiful terraced fields, a space filled with the scent of sticky rice, and the clarity of morning dew, we are talking about Tu Le. This is a valley of nearly 3,000 hectares located under three mountain ranges Khau Pha, Khau Song and Khau Than.

Although located in a high mountain area, when you come here you will feel an extremely gentle and peaceful scene. Moreover, when combining Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai tourism, you will be able to see with your own eyes a world natural heritage. Mu Cang Chai terraced fields have represented the unique beauty of Vietnamese agriculture to reach out to the world.

Not only that, the most meaningful thing here is still the Thai ethnic people’s preservation of sacred customs and practices. So, no matter where you go, you will receive the most precious gifts, “the pearls of the Northwest heaven and earth”, the warmth of the people and especially the truly peaceful moments in the mountains. poetic natural scenery.

It is not difficult to understand when it is at the gateway to Mu Cang Chai. Tu Le together with La Pan Tan, De Xu Phinh in the golden rice terraces of Yen Bai attracted so many tourists.

Terrace rice field in Tu Le

3. When is the best time to visit Tu Le?

If you want to have the opportunity to once see the scenery of Tu Le terraced fields filled with water, looking like a giant mirror, then come here from May to June. When Tu Le begins to enter the pouring water season, the scenery makes many people miss it. Please check out this special offer 3 days package tour in Tu Le.

The best time to explore Tu Le Yen Bai is during the golden season, starting from mid-September to October every year. At this time, Tu Le has just entered the ripe rice season, so everywhere on the terraced fields are wearing beautiful, brilliant yellow clothes.

4. How to get to Tu Le?

  • By bus: Tu Le is about 260 km from Hanoi and takes about 6 hours by car. You should depart early in the morning to save time and have lunch when you arrive. You can easily catch buses to Tu Le from My Dinh, Giap Bat, Yen Nghia bus stations in Hanoi, with many flexible and easy departure times for passengers to choose from.
  • By private car or car rental: Currently there is Hanoi – Lao Cai expressway, you start from Hanoi inner city, cross Thang Long bridge and enter Hanoi – Lao Cai expressway, then you turn to the entrance. Yen Bai city and continue in the direction of Nghia Lo. From here, you can take a bus or drive your own car, which is also extremely reasonable. Travel time only takes about 6 hours.
  • By motorbike: For those who like to explore, there is also the opportunity to experience this means of transportation. With a travel time of about 6 hours, there is nothing more wonderful than being able to see the full beauty of nature, especially being able to feel the aroma of rice, sticky rice and green rice when arriving in Tu Le.

Starting from Hanoi city center, you can follow the Lang Hoa Lac – Son Tay – Ba Vi – Trung Ha bridge towards Highway 32 through Thanh Son, Van Chan and then to Nghia Lo.

From Nghia Lo town area, it is about 50 km to Tu Le valley. If you don’t have your own car, you can rent a motorbike or motorbike taxi to explore Tu Le.

Image of Tu Le

5. Sightseeing, Activities and experiences in Tu Le

5.1 Enjoy the view of the sunrise & sunset

In such a poetic and peaceful place, you can receive more positive energy from the sunrise and have extremely refreshing moments. Furthermore, with backgrounds that are so difficult to obtain, “Virtual” photos at this time are even more expensive.

5.2 Enjoy the view of ripe rice

If you come here when the rice is ripe, one activity that should not be discussed is to see the heavy “heavenly pearls”. But according to Tu Le travel experience, you have to time it right to see the most beautiful scenery to take photo.

In this season, you will stand in the middle of a space filled with golden light from rice and sunlight, combined with the faint scent of ripe rice. Because of such precious moments, Tu Le has become one of the 8 most beautiful places to see ripe rice in the North of Vietnam.

5.3 Visiting Tien Nu cave

Associated with a famous Thai legend from 300 years ago, Tien Nu Cave is believed by indigenous people to be the place where fairies fly down from Khau Pha heaven gate to admire the beauty of the world. This place has extremely magical beauty from colorful lava rocks, making the story even more real.

And according to Tu Le travel experience, you definitely have to stop by here to visit. Not only can you admire rare natural masterpieces, but you can also take amazing photos.

5.4 Conquering Khau Pha pass

Khau Pha Pass is one of the four great passes, and people also call it the “horn of heaven”. This place is famous for its winding roads but is easier to conquer than the other three passes. If you are a fan of cloud hunting, Khau Pha Pass is the most ideal destination.

The most wonderful thing when you come to this place is that you feel like you are lost in a vast sea of clouds.

5.5 Visiting Lim Thai and Lim Mong villages

If you have the opportunity to come to Tu Le, remember to visit the indigenous villages to better understand the lives of highland people in Lim Thai and Lim Mong villages. These two villages are considered by many tourists to have the most beautiful scenery in Yen Bai.

5.6 Zipline

When coming to Tu Le, in addition to enjoying the picture of peaceful and gentle nature or majestic mountains, you can also directly participate in thrilling games. If you want to relieve all the pressure in this way, then go immediately to the zipline. With this game, you can both experience thrills and admire the scenery of Mu Cang Chai.

6. Specialties when traveling to Tu Le

According to Tu Le travel experience, you can already smell the aroma from the specialty dishes along the way. The aroma from sticky rice and rice flakes under the skillful hands of the people has created specialties that you will remember forever when you eat them. So, when you come here, remember to try all of these dishes:

  • Tu Le sticky rice.
  • Grilled meat.
  • Smoked buffalo meat.
  • Grilled stream fish.
  • Black chicken.
  • Tu Le green rice.
  • Jungle vegetables.
  • Duck rice porridge.
  • Lam rice.
  • Stream crab roasted with salt.
  • Grilled hill chicken.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Tu Le

Tourists often come to Tu Le to visit Mu Cang Chai, Che Cu Nha, etc. These places are not too far from each other, so you can freely choose a motel or homestay depending on your schedule. If you stay in Tu Le, suggestions are Le Champ resort (with mineral bath), Suoi Tien motel, Pho Nui hotel, Nhat Thinh homestay,…

Furthermore, the distance from Mu Cang Chai to Tu Le is not too far, so visitors can also refer to some accommodation facilities here:

7.1 Resort:

  • Mu Cang Chai Eco Lodge. Address: Nam Khat, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.

7.2 Guesthouses:

  • Homestay Tu Nguyet. Address: Kim Noi, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Hong Minh Guesthouse. Address: Nga Ba Kim, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Huong Giang Guest House. Address: Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.

7.3 Homestays:

  • Mu Cang Homestay. Address: Group 2, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Ngoc Thuy Homestay. Address: Ban Thai, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Sau Thoi Homestay. Address: Group 9, Mu Cang Chai Town, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Hello Mu Cang Chai Homestay. Address: La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.
  • Do Gu Homestay. Address: La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai.

It can be said that the Northwest region of Vietnam is one of the tourist destinations that brings extremely new feelings to all visitors. With the above Tu Le travel guidelines, Origin Vietnam – a professional for tours in Mu Cang Chai, hopes to bring you the most wonderful experiences to explore Yen Bai. Because your Trekking Mu Cang Chai will be boring if don’t stop at Tu Le. For more please contact us at

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