Northwest Vietnam is beautiful all year round because of its fresh and fragrant weather. The Autumn, yellow color attracts visitors on long roads. This is also the time when localities exploit the potential available for community tourism development.
Attractive autumn roads – Northwest Vietnam
During the golden autumn in Northwest Vietnam, there are many places to go. The landscapes are fascinated by the yellow of the fruit season and the golden rice that displayed dry autumn. These are famous landmarks in the Northwest such as Tu Le, Mu Cang Chai, Giang Stream, Muong Lo (Yen Bai), Sa Pa, Bac Ha, Y Ty (Lao Cai), Meo Vac, Dong Van, Quan Ba (Ha Giang), Moc Chau and Ta Xua (Son La), etc.
The Yen Bai – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai route – Northwest Vietnam
The Yen Bai – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai route is a wise choice for those who are passionate about the mountains. The places of La Pan Tan, Lao Chai, De Su Phung, Che Cu Nha, Cao Pha, Pung Luong, Khao Mang this season in young rice seedlings make the scenery so beautiful. The terraced fields nestled on the towering ridge, and lowland fields overwhelmed with green. That is the typical color of the area in Mu Cang Chai after the pouring season. Rice has roots, green, signaling a bumper harvest.
Skydiving parachute on the fields at the foot of Khau Pha Mountain
The festive atmosphere with Nghia Lo dance, Tu Le rice wine, skydiving parachute on the fields at the foot of Khau Pha Mountain will not make visitors disappointed when choosing this direction. Up to Mu Cang Chai, whether for the first time or many times, everyone has to say that the terraces are gorgeous. Going into La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and De Xu Phinh, a whole terraced smooth, beautiful terraced paradise opens before your eyes.
If you want to have the feeling of enjoying the Northwest Vietnam cold to the skin, you should choose Sa Pa road, where the sky is harmonious, the fog is frigid, the atmosphere is crisp. This season, Sa Pa is breathtakingly beautiful, with the golden color of terraced fields mingling with the brocade colors of the fair. The most exciting thing when coming to Sapa is to climb the Ham Rong Mountain by day to watch the sea of clouds floating in the valley and ride a motorbike into the villages. In the evening, soak in the bucket of tobacco leaves of the Dao people to regain a sense of relief then enjoy the grilled salmon.
If you choose Ha Giang, the northernmost of Vietnam, you will admire the immense buckwheat flowers. The flower is planted by the soft hands of the Mong people on the mountainsides. Then go back to Hoang Su Phi to watch the terraced rice fields where are turning yellow, to Dong Van to visit the rocky plateau. This season, Ha Giang has comfort weather, chilly in the evening.
The season of fruits
Northwest Vietnam of this season is bright yellow by fruits. This is the beginning of the mustard flowering season, a flower that brings bright yellow throughout the slopes. What is more interesting than walking the path between the canopy of the fragile mustard flowers? Northwest mountains and hills, after many days wearing the green coat of young mustard, now put on the yellow of the flowers.
During the Autumn in Northwest Vietnam, the aromatic of the plum mango makes the space more colorful. In Tu Le, Sa Pa, and Mu Cang Chai, Mong people go to the mountains to pick up loquat and put them in a basket to sell at the fair. This fruit is unique only in mountainous areas.
On the Northwest Vietnam route, you do not worry about eating and sleeping. Because no matter which direction you choose, you can be assured because the Northwest has healthy aftertaste specialties, enjoyed even once but endlessly forever. Pig, grilled stream fish, roasted chicken, dried buffalo meat, smoked pork, and also the pot of horse in the middle of the market. How much warmth between the journey to visit the West. What is more interesting than sitting by the fire to cook your delicious meals?
Along the journey, when it is dark, you can stop at the village, sleep on poetic stilt houses along the stream, and are warmly welcomed by the people. And maybe suddenly meet a lovely little hotel at the foot of the mountain among the green forest canopy and then recline after a long walk. In the sleep, you could listen to the murmuring stream, the birds singing in the night. So wild and fresh.
Developing homestay tourism in Northwest Vietnam
Currently, there are many village tourist sites developing homestay services. The homestay service will meet the needs of rest, dining, tourist attractions, advice and equipment necessary for travelers to continue the journey.
Homestay services in upland areas are often associated with villages. There are villages located in the whole valley like in Lac Village (Mai Chau – Hoa Binh), but there are also villages that are located on the high mountains in Meo Vac (Ha Giang), Sa Pa (Lao Cai), Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai). Therefore, when developing homestay services, localities pay special attention to the characteristics of each region to expand accordingly.
This type of travel service is provided on the spot, at the tourist site, at the place where visitors stop to create a friendly, close space for visitors to rest on the journey of discovery and exploration of the beauty threshold of all regions. Different from the large hotels and motels in the center, the homestay is village-based and community-oriented and is used by tourists to enjoy it.
Stilt Houses and walled house for homestay
Many localities have created excellent homestay resorts with stilt houses, walled houses with both strange and exciting designs. Here, with new and friendly wooden rooms, visitors can rest and stay overnight at a very reasonable and satisfied price. Each tourist only needs to pay 60-80 thousand VND for a night to sleep in the village, and eating and drinking depends on the needs.
In Northwest Vietnam villages, the indigenous people develop community tourism, catering for guests on the stilt houses. The sumptuous dishes like ducks, stream fish, bamboo shoots, pork steak, buffalo meat, corn wine are always attractive to visitors whenever they stop.
The Northwest Mid-Autumn Golden Journey is a journey to discover the beauty of the country of Vietnam, giving people meaningful experiences about the country’s tourism potential and this is also an opportunity for the local community-based tourism development based on exploiting the available possibilities.