If you want to come to Mu Cang Chai, you will be go through Tu Le Commune, Van Chay District, Yen Bai Province, where crowed with restaurants, souvenir shops and local products such as sticky rice, apple wine.
Tu Le is familiar destination on tourist map of Northwest. Every year, Tu Le welcomes thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to come to contemplate the immense yellow rice terraces and make strong impression in visitor’s mind by naked bathing which is unique custom of ethnic people.
If you have chance to visit Tu Le, let's join in the custom of naked bathing of Thai minority.
Tu Le hot spring is located about 1km from the town’s center. It is actually an underground flow of about 45 degree right beside the spring. It was enclosed by habitants to become a hot mineral spring and a warm bath tub. Especially, compared to naked bathing of other regions, the custom in Tu Le still original characteristics.
Mu Cang Chai Naked bathing is considered as a relaxing activity of Thai boys and girls after a hard-working day. Some people believe that the reason why Thai girls have such a snow-white skin. The boys and girls are allowed to bath in the same tub but they must keep the distance. The girls help each other washing and bathing by round boulders.
Coming here by Mu Cang Chai Trekking 3 Days, you can join the bath and conversation with the girls. They will not even refuse to be taken a shot if you offer. Naked bathing will leaves you impressive experience.
Mu Cang Chai, a district of Yen Bai province in the nation’s northern upland, has become of the most popular destination for travelers and photographers to capture beautiful images of terrace rice fields and daily activities of ethnic minority people.
Mâm Xôi rice terrace is the specific of Mu Cang Chai, especially in the harvest season.
Mam Xoi terraced field is one of the specialties in Mu Cang Chai’s harvest season. It’s a giant round shape terrace rice field on the top of a mountain. The best time to visiting Mam Xoi is from Mid-September to late October when the immense terrace rice fields there all turn yellow, creating the best image of year. During the time, the terraced rice fields look like golden silk scarves flying over the wind above green mountain slopes, making the mountainous landscape astonishingly beautiful.
Unfortunately, if you miss the chance to see terraced rice fields in full bloom, you can travel along the narrow path by motorbike, which is amazing and adventure experience. About 10km from Mu Cang Chai center, you can take “Xe om” (motorbike taxi) or walk about 30 minutes to reach the top which is a perfect chance for you to save unforgettable moments. You can also rent some of local people to be actors for your photos just with 150.000VND/ 3 persons/ 30 minutes. Let’s pack your backs and head right to Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam to explore and love.
If you are a tourist favorite leisure, sport enthusiasts, the Khau Pha paragliding Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province is a new destination is ideal for your choice. Khau Pha is the highest mountain in the four Northwest pass, located at an attitude of about 1200 meters above the sea, surrounded by fluffy white clouds Sea and is considered one of the most beautiful bay Vietnam.
Flying high in the sky of Khau Pha Pass, Mu Cang Chai.
Just with 2.000.000VND/ person for one trip, you will have an opportunity to admire the beauty of Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields from above. If you have ever not had paragliding experience, you will be accompanied by double pilots to help.
To have a more interesting trip, you should prepare Go Pro camera, selfie camera phone to easily capture the majestic images of Mu Cang Chai from above. The end of September is great time to fly when the rice begins to ripen and the green of the terraced fields, sunny and cloudless. You have to book to avoid the queue waiting for your turn. You can refer to Viewings, Hanoi Paragliding club to know more detail about this amazing activity.
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