Introduction to Che Cu Nha village
Situated in Mu Cang Chai District, Yen Bai Province, Che Cu Nha village is one of the 3 villages with the most beautiful terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai. The main population in Che Cu Nha village are Hmong people where most of them are farmers. The locals in Che Cu Nha Village can only produce and harvest one crop of rice each year.
The terrace rice fields in Che Cu Nha are known as National landscapes by the Ministry of Culture – Sport and Tourism. They are the Yen Bai festival Mu Cang Chai Terrace Rice Fields and continue to attract more and more tourists to Che Cu Nha and Mu Cang Chai.
This area of northwest Vietnam is poor and comparatively undeveloped, but very full of natural beauty. Che Cu Nha’s terrace rice fields extend across the mountainside, layer by layer reaching up as far as the eye can see, with about 2,200 hectares of rice terraces, of which 500 hectares of terraces over the 3 communes; La Pan Tan village, Che Cu Nha village and Ze Xu Phinh.
Rice Terrace is known as one of the distinctive landscapes of Vietnam and is one of the most ranked national landscapes. Because of the landscape’s steeply sloping topography, the terraced fields are rather narrow. The distance between each of the terraces is from 1 to 1.5m, in order to maintain the water resources on the soil and earth for developing rice on the slope of the mountain.
When coming to Che Cu Nha village, visitors can learn many unique customs and habits of the Mong people, especially brocade weaving. To create unique brocade products or costumes, it has to go through many stages, requiring the meticulousness and ingenuity of the hands of Hmong women such as planting flax, spinning yarn, printing wax, dyeing indigo and embroidery.
Che Cu Nha, Mù Cang Ch?i, Yên Bái, Vietnam