The magnificent scenery and breathtaking beauty of Khau Pha mountain pass or Mo fall and the delightful flavour of Can wine in the mountainous district of Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai northern province may make it one of the most exquisite sites in the nation.
Located to the west of Yen Bai and some 1,000 meters above sea level, it is an inspirational destination for tourists, researchers and photographers.
Mu Cang Chai features enchanting scenery and gracious people whose way of life is so startlingly different than most in our world; it is endearing and lovely to visit such a beautiful, majestic landscape with kind people.
The place is well known for awe-inspiring terraced fields which have drawn domestic and international tourists. The fields are visible from virtually everywhere in the district, covering an area of over 2,200ha. The 500ha of fields surrounding the villages in Che Cu Na, La Pan Tan and De Xu Phinh communes were recognised as national heritage sites in 2007 by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
The district is also home to the mighty Pung Luong peak, the second highest peak of the Indochina roof, and the 32km long Khau Pha mountain pass, one of the four most renowned passes in Vietnam. Meanwhile the Mo Waterfall, which is 3,000-metre high, is described as being as smooth as a lady’s hair.
Mu Cang Chai is famous for its rich traditional cultural art values such as its traditional dances, dishes and Sai San festival with H’Mong couples. The district is among a few areas where local cuisine, festivals and songs and dances are kept almost unchanged through the years.
Paragliders alight from the top of the Khau Pha mountain pass. From an altitude of 1,200 meters, they have the chance to enjoy the spectacular terraced rice paddies, the grand mountains and forests and small winding roads.
Sources of photos: internet.