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Poetic golden rice season in Muong Hoa Valley

10:29 | 06/09/2020

When fall begins towards the end of August and start of September, Muong Hoa Valley in Lao Cai Province is dyed in the golden hue of ripening rice terraced fields.

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poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
Photo: Nhan Dan

On the way from Sa Pa town to Muong Hoa stream, visitors will have the chance to admire the romantic scenery of glorious ripening terraced fields under the sunshine along the slopes of Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van village, according to Nhan Dan Newspaper.

poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
One can also indulge in the rice- harvesting season with the locals Photo: Nhan Dan
poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
Photo: Nhan Dan

The serene vista of the terraced field valley at Y Linh Ho village. The valley remains untouched beauty without much exploitation from human hands. It is the rugged mountainous terrain that forms imposing terraced fields making it a top destination among tourists when traveling Sa Pa.

poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
The locals of Y Linh Ho Village harvest rice Photo: Nhan Dan
poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
The magnificent scenery of Lao Chai Village seen from the provincial road 152. Photo: Nhan Dan
poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
Photo: Nhan Dan

The paths skirting the mountain ranges are the ideal places to contemplate the ripening terraced fields and enjoy their delicate fragrance.

poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
Lao Chai people are harvesting rice along the way from Y Linh Ho to Lao Chai. Photo: Nhan Dan
poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
A spectacular Ta Van village in golden rice season. Photo: Nhan Dan

Tourists can stroll along the roads meandering amidst the immense rice fields to thoroughly enjoy the bustling vibe at harvesting season.

poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
Photo: Nhan Dan

The locals often reap rice in the early morning to avoid the heat. In the afternoon, they burn straw to clear the fields for the next crop.

poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
The terraced fields in Ta Van are bathed in the sunshine. Photo: Nhan Dan
poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
People harvest and thresh right at the fields Photo: Nhan Dan
poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley

The enthusiastic and bustling working atmosphere. Photo: Nhan Dan

poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
People put rice in the sacks and then transport them home by motorbike. Photo: Nhan Dan
poetic golden rice season in muong hoa valley
Photo: Nhan Dan

The sunset moment is also the best time to admire the bucolic beauty of terraced fields. The sunset descends, the whole valley is shrouded in the mist resembling the fairyland beauty.

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