3 Nov 2015   |   Places

Terraced Rice Fields in Vietnam Capture Eyes Near and Far

Whilst endless rice paddies consume the plains of lowland Vietnam, the mountainous north provides quite a different challenge. With level ground at a premium, highlanders have stacked their paddies up the steep mountainsides. 
 
In Sapa, Ha Giang and Yen Bai, the rice fields are in their glory during the early summer days of June when highlanders funnel water into each layer in anticipation of the coming season. During high season, the landscape resembles a beautifully complex mirror of fragmented fresh water pools mirroring the rich blue sky like stairways to heaven. As the paddies blossom into golden orange and brown tones, the September and October months offer travelers a fresh perspective on the changing landscape.

Below, Huong Lan captures mosaic green shades of the Yen Bai rice fields whilst exploring the province in late August 2014. Want to see more of Huong Lan’s adventures? Take a peak here: https://instagram.com/lanhue.

Terraced Rice Fields in Vietnam Capture Eyes Near and Far