Che Cu Nha is located in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai province, the Che Cu Nha village is one of the three communes with the most beautiful terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai. All 540 households here are H’Mong ethnic people who used to grow just one crop a year. Then, the poverty rate was high.
The rice terrace fields in Che Cu Nha have been recognized as national landscapes by the Ministry of Culture – Sports and Tourism. There have been Yen Bai festival Mu Cang Chai rice terrace fields to attract more attention of domestic and international tourists about Mu Cang Chai. This region of northwest Vietnam is poor and relatively undeveloped but very rich in natural beauty. Mu Cang Chai Rice Terrace Fields stretching across the mountainside, layer by layer reaching up as endless, with about 2,200 hectares of rice terraces, of which 500 hectares of terraces of 3 communes such as La Pan Tan village, Che Cu Nha and Ze Xu Phinh.
Mu Cang Chai Rice Terrace has been recognized as one of the unique landscapes of Vietnam, it is at the most and ranked national landscape.
Due to the landscape’s steeply sloping topography, the terraced fields are quite narrow; the difference between terraces to terraces is about 1m to 1.5m, demanding to keep the water sources on the land and ground for growing rice on the slope of mountain. So Hmong people think a way to keep water by make the land coast on the mountain to create the leveling rice terrace fields.
To get to Che Cu Nha, you need to catch a bus (small bus/direction "Nghia Lo" or "Nha Ba Kim" etc) at Mu Cang Chai town. Then, get it off at a point of 5.5km from Mu Can Chai town on NR.32 and go up a steep slope at left side of the road about 2 km(very steep like a downhill course in ski piste). Afterwards, you will reach to Che Cu Nha with the unbelievably stunning views.