Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai is about 300 kilometers from Hanoi  with 5 hours of driving. The main attraction of Mu Cang Chai lies in its terraced rice fields which are primarily situated in the districts Che Cu Nha, La Pan Tan and De Zu Phinh villages. These imposing fields draw a large number of both Vietnamese and foreign travelers who love to take pictures of and indulge themselves in the amazing beauty of the national heritage site. It is very often to see ethnic minority mothers use cloth as a cradle to carry their infants on their back when they are harvesting paddy in the fields in the northwest of Vietnam. Children of the farmers run here and there in the fields, chatting with their parents and giggling in tune with the joy of their parents during the harvest season. Terraced rice fields have been not only a source of food and income for the H’Mong people, they are an intrinsic part of their culture and Mu Cang Chai, which is itself a quiet town on the bank of the Nam River.