An article by American writer Sarah Schmalbruch describes the district as a hidden gem in Northern Vietnam.

Rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai 

Depending on the time of year, the color of the rice terraces varies from emerald green to golden yellow and light brown.

October is the best time to visit Mu Cang Chai.

According to the website, Mu Cang Chai is about 300km Northwest of Hanoi and 1,000 meters above sea level.

The terraces were recognized as a national heritage in 2007 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Source: VNA