Mu Cang Chai terraced fields

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Overview of Mu Cang Chai terraced fields

With an area of about 2,200 ha stretching through the districts of La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and De Xu Phinh, was classified as a national monument in 2007.

The terraced fields are located on the slopes of the mountain, stacked on top of each other. About 500 hectares of area has become the most unique landscape in Vietnam.

Geographical location

Located in the west of Yen Bai province, adjacent to Lao Cai and Lai Chau and located at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. 1,000 m high above the Khau Pha pass and the most spectacular mountain pass in the Northwest mountainous region.

The district does not have a large river but in return has dozens of small streams originating in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It is also the main source of irrigation water for these fields.
The climate is distinctly sub-regional, cool in summer and cold in winter.
Here, the winter lasts for up to 6 months and the flora is withered so there is almost no vegetables at all.

Established history

Founded on October 18, 1955, with most of the population being Mong people, the rest are Thai and Kinh.
They often reside on high slopes, do terraced fields and traditional jobs such as forging, weaving and jewelry making.

The meaning of this beautiful land of terraced fields is “Dry Tree Village”. The harvest usually lasts from September to the end of October, falls in the autumn and is also the best season to come here to see.

With high mountainous terrain, steep slopes, the fields are often short and narrow. Because it is the only farming method to retain water most effectively. Here visitors can also see images of stacked terraces stretching from the foot of the mountain to the top.
It is also a cultural heritage created over many generations, an immortal property of the ethnic people here.