The summertime in Vietnam when the terraced rice fields display the stunning green-yellow rice which is a wonder to behold. This beautiful scenery can also be seen until September on the highland areas. Here below are the best amazing places to see terraced rice fields in Northern Vietnam.
Located in the northwest of Vietnam, is one of the most famous tourist attractions for rice terrace. Due to climate, only one crop per year is produced. You can see the rice terrace fields in the Muong Hoa valley between Sapa town and Fansipan Mountain. The best time to tour around Sapa should be from June to early October, which is also in harvest season when the terraced rice fields turn into yellow bloom.
Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai
This place has a fame for its 700 hectares of terraced rice fields that attracts a stream of tourist and photographers visiting between September- October when it’s in the ripe rice season. Soaking up in the aroma of ripened rice crops and the images of stretching terraced rice fields would be unforgettable experiences for anyone reaching this land.
If possible do not forget to plan a trip from Sapa to Mu Cang Chai in October to admire the beautiful terraced fields. Sapa Mu Cang Chai, It is considered as the most exciting trekking journey today.
Y Ty (lao Cai)
Located about 100 km away from Lao Cai province, is named “foggy land” with amazing terraced fields and beautiful earth walled houses belonging to Ha Nhi ethnic group. This place was listed among best mystical destinations in Asia by The US’s Thrillist website. The best time to visit Y Ty is in harvest season around September when the land is entirely covered in the bright yellow crop.
Hoang Su Phi (Hagiang)
A trip to Hagiang, you can not miss Hoang Su Phi. The fairy scene of the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi is a worthy gift for tourists who overcome a long road full of obstacles.
The best time to visit Hoang Su Phi is in Summer, time of rice crop. In May (beginning of rainy season) peasant start their crop, they plow and flood terrace fields with their irrigation systems. During this period their fields looks like pieces of curved mirror. Later rice grow up, during this time their fields have various green color with different tones. Then September and October is the most beautiful time for photographers. Rice terrace fields in harvest season look like a vivid picture, with different colors.
Tu Le Valley (Yen Bai)
On the journey from Sapa to Mu Cang Chai, you will pass Tu Le town which is 50km far from Mu Cang Chai center.The town of Tu Le is the starting point of Khau Pha Pass from Nghia Lo side, which offers you incredibly beautiful outlook of Tu Le valley.
You have a stop in Tu Le town for meals or for great captivation of beautiful terraced rice fields & distantly dotted local villages. Especially if you come to Tu Le Valley in October – harvest season, you will see beautiful pictures of terraced fields here.
So hopefully with this article, if you are a person loves terraced fields in Vietnam, you can choose a destination suitable for your vacation!