Best time to visit Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai is stunning all year round. Young seedlings sparkle on the fields in the spring, while lush mountain terraces gleam in the summer.

The ideal time to visit Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields is the watering season in May and June and the ripening rice season in September and October.

Another great time to visit the area is around the end of December when wild peaches bloom.

The watering season

The watering season happens from the end of May until the beginning of June. You will be amazed by nature’s stunning splendor at this time.

Every year, the first rain falls, and the terraced fields have a trickle of water that washes away the harsh, dry cover to make room for new clothing. After washing, terraced fields mix seamlessly with the afternoon sun, producing a distinct beauty.

During the planting season, the fields act as a mirror reflecting the world. Sometimes the entire field reflects the blue sky, with H’Mong females in colorful costumes planting and working.

Tips for visiting Mu Cang Chai

Before you begin your adventure, keep the following points in mind:

  • Prepare ahead of time for personal belongings and identification papers.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, make sure to have standard equipment and other protective gear, a raincoat, and a shoe cover.
  • The weather may be unpredictable, with rain at night, morning dew, and sunlight during the day. So, you should pack a jacket, insect repellent, medication, and a small first aid kit.
  • Always prepare enough personal items, snacks, and water when traveling.