The 3 most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam
Breathtaking landscapes are one of the main reasons why tourists choose Vietnam for their Asia Group Tours. Traveling to Northern Vietnam in autumn, you have the chance to admire the stunning rice terraces that you will never forget.
The terraced field is a method of constructing stair-step fields up the hills, which is one of the most widespread cultivation methods in China as well as in Southeast Asia. The terraced fields follow the sloping hill which forms beautifully rounded corners. For high mountains and hills, the terraced fields will appear quite majestic. In some mountainous areas in Vietnam, due to its high mountainous terrain, there are many attractive terraced fields, which are also attractive destinations for tourists.
Rice terraced fields in Sapa, Lao Cai
Terraced rice fields in Sapa
Sapa is located in Lao Cai Province about 350 kilometers from Hanoi. Terraces in Sapa are created in a valley surrounded by mountains. From above, the layers of terraced fields is like to spread into the green of mountains. The field is formed of soft and smooth lines.
The locals often refer terraces as the staircase to the sky, so Sapa terraced field has become one of the most attractive features of Vietnam.
The most prominent one in Sapa is Ta Van - Hau Thao - Lao Chai situated in Muong Hoa Valley. This is the largest and most beautiful terraces in Sapa with a total area of nearly 1000 hectares. Vu Lung Sung field in Trung Chai commune is the field that has the most steps in Vietnam (121 steps).
At different times and cultivating seasons, the fields have different colors: the green color of the young rice tree and the yellow color of rice waving the wind. Therefore, visiting Sapa at any time of the year, you will see the gorgeous beauty of the terraced fields here.
Rice terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai
Mu Cang Chai
Mu Cang Chai is a highland district of Yen Bai Province, about 280 km from Hanoi. Visitors from all regions come to Mu Cang Chai to see the stunning terraced fields, breathe fresh air, and save beautiful photos.
Mu Cang Chai rice terraces in Yen Bai province cover an area of 2200 hectares of which 500 hectares located in La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and De Xu Phinh was approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism as the first grade of the national landscape on October 18th, 2007.
The road to the Mu Cang Chai fields winding through Khau Pha Pass is often covered with clouds. Coming there, visitors can gain the experience of change by the absolute height of terrain and enjoy the stunning scenery. The geographical position of Mu Cang Chai terraces is unique. Surrounded by mountains and situated in a deep valley, terraced fields here are separated into small ones by the high mountains and small streams. The most beautiful time is the harvest season when each field is dyed with yellow color.
Mu Cang Chai terraced rice field is a masterpiece created during the process of local people constantly regenerating nature. It's a symbol of northwestern Vietnam. If you have not visited Mu Cang Chai in your best Vietnam tours, it means you have never been to Vietnam.
Rice terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang
Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang
Hoang Su Phi terraced rice field in Ha Giang province of Vietnam with the long history is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes recorded in history. The owners of these terraced fields are local ethnic minorities of La Chi, Dao, and Nung. By their diligence and wisdom, they built a terraced field in this mountainous area.
The terraced fields in Ban Luoc commune and Ban Phung commune are very magnificent. From the bottom of the hill, you will see the layer of terraced fields rise up and then hidden into the blue cloud. Rice terraces are also an invaluable resource for local people, where the Nung, Dao, and La Chi ethnic groups grow wet rice and dry rice paddies and terraces. The rice terraces not only bring the locals income but also incubate a unique national culture.
The end of September and early October is the harvest season in Hoang Su Phi when entire the Phun Village turns into yellow. The residents in Phung Village are mostly La Chi People. On the terraced fields, they set up stilt houses. From above, Hoang Su Phi terraced rice fields are like a strip of silk fluttering in the wind.
Hoang Su Phi fields were awarded the National Heritage title by Vietnamese Government on September 16th, 2012.
Such an amazing picture of Vietnam, isn’t it? The peaceful scenery of these places will definitely touch in every heart who travel once. There are also many things to do in Vietnam waiting for you. See more via our website. Have a nice trip!