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Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season

Malie Nguyen Malie Nguyen

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May 14, 2021 | 08:31

Since 2013, photographer Vu Ha Nam has traveled to Bat Xat District in the northwestern Lao Cai Province five times to capture landscapes and the life of residents in the watery season.

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Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

The early-morning sun shines down on the terraced fields in the watery season in Sang Ma Sao. Photographer Vu Ha Nam (also known as Nam Tron) was born in 1984 and is currently living and working in Hanoi. He is deeply into taking photos of terraced fields in the watery season. Since 2013, he has traveled to Bat Xat five times to pursue his passion, VnExpress reported.

Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

The beauty of terraced fields in the watery season is the allure of the northern mountainous region during May - June. Bat Xat upland district consists of Bat Xat Town and 20 communes in the northwest of Lao Cai including Y Ty, a famous tourist attraction, which is located at an altitude of 2000 meters.

Nam Tron said he had explored almost all of the terraced fields in Bat Xat District. He had the chance to admire terraced fields in different weather patterns from sunny, to misty, to rainy.

Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

Terraced fields in Den Thang are blanketed in green which are as spectacular as ones in Sa Pa (Lao Cai), Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang) or Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai).

Bat Xat District is home to 3000 hectares of terraced fields, with 70% of mountains. Streams of Ngoi Phat, Lung Po and Quang Kim not only play an important role in agricultural production but they are also famous tourist sites.

Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

Adding to the already breathtaking beauty of watery terraced fields are green rice plants. The watery season in Bat Xat lasts from May to June annually, with fields being cultivated early or late depending on weather and region, creating a picturesque beauty.

Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

Besides contemplating the scenery, tourists can immerse in the daily life of H'Mong, Dao, Giay or Ha Nhi ethnic groups.

The above picture featuring ethnic women with bright smiles was taken in Muong Hum, about 5 km from Sang Ma Sao.

Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

“The image of a little girl following his mother to go to the fields really impresses me,” Nam Tron said.

Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

Terrace fields in Ngai Thau are cloaked in the early morning. The journey to Ngai Thau is hard and craggy, nevertheless, tourists will be definitely offset by its magnificent beauty.

Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

A boy carries his younger brother on his back.

Bat Xat terraced fields mesmerizing in watery season
Photo: VnExpress

Haze hovers over terraced fields dotted by “trình tường” houses (traditional houses) of ethnic people.

The above photo was captured in May 2016 when the upland area retained its rustic and untouched beauty.

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