Farmers in Mu Cang Chai oftens plow, sow and plant rice in May and June after seasonal rains have softened the soil.
Terraced rice fields in the flooding season are familiar in Northern provinces such as Lao Cai, Ha Giang and Yen Bai. Mu Cang Chai is one of the attractive destinations for both domestic and foreign photographers, not only during the flooding season but also in the harvest season in September and October.
From above, Cao Pha Valley in Mu Cang Chai looks like a work of art.
The Mu Cang Chai photo series was taken in May by photographer Tran Giang Le Vu from Ho Chi Minh City. Most of the photos feature the fields near Lung Mong Village in Mu Cang Chai Town, Yen Bai Province. He spent three days, from May 29 to 31, there and tried his hands at farming.
A H’Mong girl in a traditional costume is working in the field.
A mountain or hill has dozens to hundreds of furrows. Each furrow has a width of 3-10 meters, but the length can be up to hundreds of meters, surrounding the ridge.
Lung Mong Village is located in Cao Pha Valley, at the foot of the Khau Pha, one of northwestern Vietnam’s four top mountain passes, which is famous for its roughness, height and beauty.
In addition to taking photos, visitors can also have interesting experiences of staying with locals, following them to the terraced fields and trying on working in the field.
Translated by Khanh Ngan
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