Vietnam is one of the largest rice producers and consumers in the whole world. Vietnam holds the second position in rice production after Thailand and ranks seventh in rice consumption. Rice farming plays a fundamental part in the life of many Vietnamese farmers.
Not only economic profit. Beautiful terraced rice fields during the harvest season also attract a lot of tourists to Vietnam.
Specially, mountainous North of Vietnam with Northwest and Northeast Vietnam are among tourist attractions for breathtakingly beautiful terraced rice fields of the country. Foreign tourists come here often call North of Vietnam is a paradise to watching the beautiful terraced rice fields.
Different from the rice fields in delta, terraced rice fields in mountainous North of Vietnam is a creation.
Terraced rice fields in here are slopes claimed from nature for cultivation in hilly or mountainous areas. Due to the steep feature, fertile soil thanks to it was created by weathered granite rock and mountain cliffs often stock water, local ethnic minority people can grow rice and establish terraced rice fields, one after another, from the foot to nearly top of mountains.
When being seen from afar, the terraced rice fields look like a picture of nature with heart- catching beauty keeping tourists to stay for admiration for a while. This picture however has its color changed seasonally, exhibiting its most alluring charm when the new crop begins, green rice grows and the field is lush with ripening rice.
Especially, from September to October, terraced rice fields display the stunning green-yellow rice which is a wonder to behold. Best places to see rice terraces in Mountainous North of Vietnam: such as: Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, Hoang Su Phi (Hagiang)…
To be able to verify this, the advice for you: Plan a trip from Sapa to Mu Cang Chai in October now. You will feel better than I say.