Yên Bai will host the Mù Cang Chai Terraced Field Festival
admin 20-08-2020, 23:51
Yên Bai will host the Mù Cang Chai Terraced Field Festival
The breathtaking beauty of the rice terraces in the district of Mu Cang Chai, the mountainous province of Yen Bai (North). Photo: Thanh Ha /VNA /CVN

Highlights of the events include a race, themed on the discovery of Mu Cang Chai, which will feature 100 athletes; a helicopter ride to discover the landscape from above; and a photo exhibition on the charms of Mu Cang Chai.
There will also be musical performances on Saturday evenings and a farm produce fair, among other activities.
Mu Cang Chai district is home to 500 ha of rice terraces in the communes of La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and De Xu Phinh, cultivated for centuries by the H'mong. These terraces are part of the 2500 ha recognized as a national heritage in 2007 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
This locality is about 1000 m above sea level, which makes it impossible to cultivate wet rice as in the deltas. Local residents, therefore, cultivate rice on terraces to prevent water from flowing.
The terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai are beautiful all year round. In March, visitors can see glittering ponds before locals transplant the rice plants between April and May. After May, the hills are covered in green until the fields start to turn yellow in early September.
When harvesting, in October, the golden rice fields contrast with the surrounding green forests.