MUONG HOA VALLEY - A HIDDEN PEARL BEHIND THE MIST
By Custom Vietnam Travel | Updated 1/5/2019
You talked to someone who just came back from a Sapa Tour and they told you magnificent things about a beautiful place named Muong Hoa Valley. You get curious and cannot stop thinking about it? Custom Asia Travel will provide you with some details about this wonderful place and the reason why you must travel to Muong Hoa Valley when you take Sapa Tours.
The beautiful rice terraces all along the way in Muong Hoa Valley
Muong Hoa Valley is one of the most famous destinations for breathtaking scenery and is the largest farmland for rice growing in Sapa. The distance from Sapa Town is 14 kilometres. Going to visit Muong Hoa Valley, you can trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby Sapa town. This valley lies between two high ranges of mountains running in the parallel south-east of Sapa town. The beautiful valley is home to the residence of many ethnic groups; such as H'mong, Zao, Zay minority groups; which contains great natural beauty alluring tourists from all over the world.
A Hmong mother carrying her baby on her back in Muong Hoa Valley
Apart from the poetic beauty, Muong Hoa Valley also attracts the attention of tourists with the mysterious ancient rocks located among the greenery and rice terraces of the ethnic minorities here. Spreading over more than 4km long, 2km wide, at least 159 rocks containing numerous mysterious patterns is the rendezvous of many research scientists at home and abroad. Today, the ancient carving area is ranked national relics, the unique heritage of the ancient Vietnamese people. Almost all of the populations of ancient rock field with beautiful carvings have concentrated in Ban Pho Village. With the large rocks, there are many carvings on the surface expressing unique meanings. Most of the scientists evaluate that this is a great heritage of mankind, not only in terms of aesthetic value but also spiritual significance. The journey of exploring Sapa tour will be definitely much more memorable when tourists set foot on the wonderful valley.
Muong Hoa - Flowers
Going to Muong Hoa Valley, tourists will have the opportunity to visit nearby destinations such as Ta Van and Silver Waterfall. Via Hoa Stream, the winding stream curves along the slopes of rice terraces. In the season of ripening rice, yellow from terraced fields silhouetting into blue water beautifies subtle beauty of Muong Hoa Valley. The fairly sizable stream is the convergence of 22 other large and small streams. Throughout the length of the stream, there are many cascades with white stones scrubbed and meticulously arranged by invisible hands. In order to facilitate for travelling, the locals here have built the bridges crossing the stream beside mossy old trees. It bridges that have contributed to adorn the stream and attracted a large number of tourists to unique Sapa valley.
You can visit Sapa all year around. However, the best time to visit Muong Hoa Valley is from the end of September till November. At this time, the magnificent rice paddies are tinted yellow and the crops begin. Also, the weather becomes very pleasant, good to hike and visit the ethnic minorities. All factors contribute to a promising great trip with unbelievable pictures. Note down some tips:
- Bring a small amount of VND cash since you need to pay for the entrance ticket (75,000 VND ~ $3.5/person)
- Wear comfortable and appropriate clothes.
- Bring good trekking shoes.
- Do not litter. Carry a small bag for garbage.
- Lastly, bring a camera, portable charger, your phone, and a book or a notebook to take notes or to write down your memories.
Muong Hoa Valley - Trekking
Muong Hoa Valley is famous as an attractive tourist venue for its charming natural scenery, unique rice terraces along with the hospitable local people. Once setting foot on the spectacular valley, tourists will actually get unforgettable experiences. Let’s include this attraction into your itinerary of Sapa Trip and Custom Asia Travel would like to be a helpful guide to fulfil your journey.