Considered as an off-the-beaten-path destination, Mu Cang Chai, is famous for the terraced rice fields and fabulous views of the Vietnamese ethnic countryside.
The best time to visit Mu Cang Chai is September - October.
The scenic drive to get to Mu Cang Chai
In this mountainous region of Vietnam, you can find homestays and guesthouses with limited facilities.
Currently, they don't have an online booking option yet. The host is super hospitable.
This homestay has built-over mini huts in the back of the wooden-house serving as the restaurant overlooking the rice fields.
We ordered the Mu Cang Chai rice wine with grilled chicken for dinner. The stir-fried morning glory vegetable is also a great pairing with hot white rice on a cold night. Highly recommend the grilled chicken paired with the Mu Cang Chai rice wine!
Wine made from the rice picked at the Mu Cang Chai paddies - the alcohol concentration is 29.5%
This property has a good location and comes with free WiFi and hot water for shower, but the price is more on the higher end at Mu Cang Chai.
This property has a great view of the Mu Cang Chai rice paddies.
You can make an online reservation and pay at the homestay at this property. This property has basic facilities and is a great value for the price.
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