Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, with 300 kilometres in Northwest far from Hanoi, is favourite destination for Motorbike travelers who love adventures, natural beauty and love enjoying highland atmosphere.
When is the best time to travel in Mu Cang Chai?
The best time to visit Mu Cang Chai is in harvest season, from September to October and poured water season in May or June. These are the two most appropriate time for you to admire the magnificent scenery of northwestern mountains with rice terraces ladder brilliant yellow colour; or water flashed like a mirror surface.
How is the weather in Mu Cang Chai
Unlike the plain areas, the weather in the mountains is very unpredictable and constantly changing throughout the day. Often there may be rain at night, early morning fog and sunny daytime sky. You should prepare for wind and rain coat jacket coming here, to prevent the sudden rain forest.
How to get there?
You can go to Mu Cang Chai by car or motorcycle. If moving from Hanoi, normally it will take about 8-9 hours on a motorcycle. You can also catch buses under Hanoi – Than Uyen to go through the Mu Cang Chai. However, places are scattered in various communes and villages, motorcyclists will help you be more active.
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With many alpine terrain and steep gorge as Khau Pha Pass aces, you should restrict speed when moving. Guests should not go at night because of poor visibility and security issues, corrupted Khau Pha Pass car on.
What things need to bring
You should prepare the necessary utensils such as warm clothing, wind jacket, toiletries, batteries and charger, camera and phone, ID. If you travel by motorcycle, do not forget to equip themselves substandard helmets, protective gear limbs, gloves, reflective stickers.
When motorcyclists should wear a raincoat raining entirety, hair dryer and shoe cover. Also, stay away from villages, you should also bring candy to donate ethnic children.
Where to stay
Tourism in Mu Cang Chai undeveloped so the accommodation establishments primarily as hostel and homestay. You can stay in the town of Tu Le, Nghia Lo or Mu Cang Chai. With the peak season, prices may stay in the range of 300000-400000 dong a room. If selected homestay, price for a contract is 60000-100000.
Zonitrip often arrange to stay at homestay of Thai people in Mu Cang Chai village and Nghia Lo illage. It was really unique and unforgettable experience. I truly enjoyed having local foods,local alcoholic drinks and taking stunning photos. The ethnic families we stayed with were beyond welcoming, and they know where to go to get a taste of authentic
Which point must to see
When to Yen Bai, you can combine sightseeing Mu Cang Chai with other districts. Through Tu Le area, you will visit the Lim Mong, Lim Thai, Cao Pha field, Khau Pha Pass.
If time permits, travelers can continue on through Than Uyen, O Quy Ho Pass and to Sapa, Lao Cai.
What to eat in Mu Cang Chai
When to stop in Yen Bai and Mu Cang Chai, you can enjoy the typical dishes of the ethnic Hmong, Thai, such as five-color sticky, black earth cake, grilled fish pa pinh top, cake, grilled chicken with honey or buffalo meat infected leaf kitchen upstairs. These are all traditional dishes of local ethnic minorities.
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