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Magnificent Y Ty Plateau in ripening rice season

08:03 | 27/08/2020

Y Ty Plateau, in the northern province of Lao Cai, is blessed with magnificent ripening terraced fields and the dreamy sea of clouds, making it a perfect getaway from the daily hustle.

sublime verdant terraced fields in northwestern vietnam Sublime verdant terraced fields in northwestern Vietnam
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magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Photo: Nhan Dan

Y Ty plateau is more than 70km from Sa Pa town. However, it often takes tourists about three hours to reach the plateau since the road leading here is extremely steep and craggy, according to Nhan Dan Newspaper.

magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Photo: Nhan Dan

At the end of August and early September, Y Ty is blanketed by the carpets of golden rice creating a fairyland’s beauty.

magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Photo: Nhan Dan

The rice fields in Y Ty are often ripe earlier than other places in the Northwestern region. In mid-August, locals start to harvest rice.

magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Photo: Nhan Dan

On the way from Sa Pa to Y Ty, visitors can also contemplate terraced fields in the valley of Ta Giang or Den Sang.

magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
The rice valley at Den Sang just starts turning yellow. Photo: Nhan Dan
magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Rice in the Ta Giang Phinh Valley on Ngu Chi Son mountain range. Photo: Nhan Dan

Tourists can visit some spectacular attractions in Y Ty Commune such as Thien Sinh Bridge or Ngai Thau valley.

magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Photo: Nhan Dan

The terraced fields undulate amid imposing karst mountain ranges.

magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Photo: Nhan Dan

The terraced field in A Lu Valley is also a not-to-be-missed destination in Y Ty Plateau.

magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Photo: Nhan Dan

The terraced fields rolling from the valley side to the foot of the mountain adorn the already magnificent beauty of Y Ty.

magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
The serene beauty of A Lu valley Photo: Nhan Dan
magnificent y ty plateau in ripening rice season
Photo: Nhan Dan

Y Ty commune boasts tranquil and untouched beauty, especially the enchanting sunset here would surely satisfy any nature-lovers. Coming here, tourists not only have the opportunity to mingle into the daily life of ethnic minorities but also to sample the unique local cuisine.

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