Mu Cang Chai is the most well-known place for visiting terrace rice fields in Vietnam. It just like totally different world cover by the terrace rice field – the masterpiece of nature and local people there. The place is so beautiful during the rice crop from June to October. The crop just start when the first rain in the summer comes, and local people call this is “falling water” season and the local hill tribe starts filling water to their field for the new crop. As the local people is busy for new crop, so there will be lots of photos opportunities in this season. In the middle of the crop, the whole field will be covered by peaceful and beautiful color. This green color will change to yellow at the end of the crop and it will really be beautiful in your photos. So from June to October, you can book a Mu Cang Chai photography tour any time. Beside the amazing rice field, you also can have great shots of authentic villages and people of Mong and Dzao hill tribe in Mu Cang Chai.
The photograph tour to My Cang Chai is not only for the terrace rice field there but you also can have the great time to discover Red River Delta before coming to Nghia Lo. The other photos shooting in Tu Le, Lim Mong Valley and Than Uyen are also other highlights of the trip.
Morning we will take one hour drive to Tay Phuong, one of ten most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Located on the top of the hill, this pagoda is very famous about the collection of Buddha and Arhat statues from 17th century and great architecture. Tay Phuong is one of the most scenic Pagodas in Vietnam for taking photograph. Then take 45 minutes bike ride the rural area around Pagoda through green rice field, local villages. It will be the great chances for you to discover the daily life activities in the Red River Delta, interact to local people and feel the real atmosphere of rural area. After that, back to the car for driving to the ancient village of Duong Lam, the place so called “Hoi An of the Red River Delta” as still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys, visit Communal House in MongPhu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Enjoy the great home hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in the most beautiful ancient house in the village of Mr. Huyen then driving up to Nghia Lo. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountain area along the way. We can stop to visit the village of Thai and Mong people along the way before arriving to Nghia Lo.
Overnight in Nghia Lo.
Photo opportunities of the day: Duong Lam – the ancient village of the Viet people in the Red River Delta. The beautiful drive from Son Tay to Nghia Lo.
Today we take a long but very scenic drive from Nghia Lo to MuongKhuong. The first stop for photograph today is beautiful rice field in Tu Le and amazing Lim Mong Valley. You can take the great photo of this valley both in the valley and from the high view point on KhauPha Pass with amazing rice field. The drive over KhauPha – one of four amazing passes in the North of Vietnam. Enjoy the great scenery of terrace rice field at Mu Cang Chai – the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam that had been recognized as National Heritage of the country.
Overnight in Mu Cang Chai.
Photo opportunities of the day: Impressive photo shooting in Tu Le, Lim Mong Valley and best terrace rice field in Vietnam in Mu Cang Chai.
You will have the whole day to take photograph of terrace rice field in Vietnam. In the morning, take a short drive from Mu Cang Chai to Ba Nha, where you can take beautiful hike up to mountain for the most impressive rice field in Mu CangChau. Just few steps uphill, you will feel like in the totally different world that you can easily spend the whole morning to take photo of amazing rice field, scenery and hill tribe people in their village. The whole afternoon, we will take photo in another beautiful venue: La Pan Tan terrace rice field and surrounded area. This will be one of the best photos shooting on the whole trip.
Overnight in Mu Cang Chai.
Photo opportunities of the day: Photos shooting in the most beautiful terrace rice field in Mu Cang Chai. Taking photograph of hill tribe people and their village.
This morning we will drive for 40 kms from Mu Cang Chai to Than Uyen with beautiful rice field and scenery along the road. Upon arrival to Than Uyen, you can take beautiful shot of spectacular Hoang Lien Son mountain range then take a short hike along rice field to the village of Thai people at the food of the mountain for candid and daily life photograph.
After that, keep driving in hidden road from Than Uyen to Van Ban. Enjoy the great scenery of mountain area along the way. Then drive back to Hanoi along the new Lao Cai – Hanoi highway. Arrive to Hanoi in late afternoon.
Photo opportunities of the day: Beautiful mountain scenery on the drive from Nghia Lo to Than Uyen and from Than Uyen to Van Ban. The villages of Mong and Thai people along the way.
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