Yen Bai opens two special events at world famous Mu Cang Chai terraced fields

Saturday, 2018-05-19 18:19:21
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The interesting shapes of the 400m2 crystal garden. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – The northern province of Yen Bai opened two special events in the stunning Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields on May 19, featuring an exhibition with crystal clouds and a paragliding festival.

>>> Paragliding festival offers stunning aerial views of Mu Cang Chai terraces

The exhibition is hosted by the Vietnam Association of Architects in collaboration with a Vietnamese American artist and Mu Cang Chai district. Approximately 59,000 colourful crystal beads on clouds made of wire mesh mounted on iron pillars have been erected on the terraced fields which are considered the best in the world in La Pan Tan commune, Mu Cang Chai district.

The colourful crystal clouds create a garden in the middle of the magnificent terraces. (Photo: VOV)

Around 59,000 colourful crystal beads cover wire mesh which has been mounted on iron pillars create a special crystal garden. (Photo: VOV)

The colourful crystal clouds create a garden of 400m2 in the middle of the magnificent terraces, providing an attractive experience for tourists visiting Mu Cang Chai. The event will be open to visitors until October 5.

The crystal garden in the magnificent terraces. (Photo: VOV)

The same day, the paragliding festival "Flying over ‘pouring water’ season” opened on Khau Pha pass in Mu Cang Chai district, offering visitors a chance to paraglide over the terraced rice fields to enjoy the panoramic views of Mu Cang Chai’s well-known landscapes.

Located at 1,300m above sea level, Khau Pha is one of the most beautiful destinations for paragliding, not just in Vietnam, but in the whole world.

An aerial view of the Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields from paragliding during the "Flying over ‘pouring water’ season” festival 2018. (Photo by Tuan Nguyen via Vietwings Hanoi)

The festival is held twice a year, in May during pouring water season, when farmers make the water run into their fields to start a new rice crop, and in September when the terraced fields are full of ripe rice.

The event is held by the Vietwings Hanoi Paragliding Club and Mu Cang Chai authorities from May 19 to 20.