Stunning Photogenic Scene of Ta Pa Rice Field
|The breathtaking view of Ta Pa field, Phung Hoang Son mountain, Cham temple at An Giang Province at dawn. Photo: Van Thai|
Huynh Van Thai is a travel enthusiast who loves to share the beauty of An Giang - his hometown on the internet. The scenery of Ta Pa rice field, Phung Hoang Son mountain, Cham temple at An Giang Province by photographer Huynh Van Thai left the internet audience stunned with their majestic beauty.
|Photo: Van Thai|
Together with friends who are also local young people who loves photography, Thai has been running the famous "Lang Thang An Giang" (Wandering in An Giang) Facebook Group with more than 400,000 active members for more than 5 years.
|"Lang Thang An Giang" (Wandering in An Giang) Facebook Group members in Ta Pa. Photo: Van Thai|
The mountainous district within the delta
Thai was born and raised in Long Xuyen, An Giang. He shared that not many people know about An Giang's nature beauty other than floating markets or riverside. He often takes visitors to Tri Ton District so that they can explore the land from a higher view, literally.
|Photo: Van Thai|
Tri Ton is known as "the mountainous district in the middle of the delta". The district owned this title to the 614 high To mountain (also known as Phung Hoang Son mountain).
This is one of the seven mountains of the mysterious Seven Mountain (That Son) mountain range.
"The members of Wandering in An Giang are especially stunned by the Tà Pạ rice field photo that I took, which makes me very surprised that this place still remained unknown. I decided to put it on travelers' radar."
|Ta Pa rice field is one of the most famous tourist attractions of An Giang. Photo: Van Thai|
He wants to bring out the beautiful landscape of the ripe rice season on the break of dawn, with fields connected at the foot of To mountain and Ta Pa hill.
Ta Pa rice field is one of the most famous tourist attractions of An Giang. This destination is a combination of manmade effort and Mother Earth's blessing.
In addition, An Giang people is known for being genuine and enthusiastic towards visitors, especially the Khmer community.
|The end of November to the first week of December is the best time to see ripe rice in Ta Pa. Photo: Van Thai|
“There is nothing more interesting than walking in the early morning on a small road, passing through the fields to take pictures and experience the pace of life of the farmers,” Thai said.
If you want to see the authentic farming atmosphere of the Me Kong Delta manual workers, now is perfect time. The end of November to the first week of December is the best time to see ripe rice in Ta Pa.
|“There is nothing more interesting than walking in the early morning on a small road, passing through the fields to take pictures and experience the pace of life of the farmers,” Thai said. Photo: Van Thai|
Chasing the sunrise
|The wide lenses effect create a refreshing ton-sur-ton green for the land. Photo: Van Thai|
As an experienced photographer, Thai has master the tips to take the best sunrise and sunset photos. He advises fellow photographers to try flycam equipment to explore even more stunning view of Tri Ton.
|Stunning view of Tri Ton from flycam. Photo: Van Thai|
The early bird catches the worm. Thai catches the moment of the dawn leaving dancing shadows of the trees laying on the endless rice field. The wide lenses effect create a refreshing ton-sur-ton green for the land. Along with birds singing to welcome the new day, the awakening land appears in front of ones' eyes. Tà Pạ field represents his hometown's identity.
The nature lover often get together with friends amd hop on motorbikes and just drive. They stop anywhere anytime to snap whatever appeals to the camera. It is a tiring process but the work pays off when the uploaded photos got liked and shared by hundred thousands group members.
People work in Ta Pa has been affected by Covid-19. The community in the To mountain area has over 75% Khmer ethnic group, economic life is mainly based on agriculture, including rice cultivation. Poor households should harvest rice and thresh it manually, it is hard work but the working atmosphere is very enthusiastic.
The farming practice of the local people is to focus on harvesting rice together in each area, from one field to another. Therefore, during the harvest season, the whole field will have different colors to create a unique charm of Tri Ton.
The tall palm trees are planted alternately on the small path of the fields, bringing the typical beauty of Tri Ton land.
At present, the plots of Ta Pa field have begun to ripen, scattered with some harvested plots, while in some other plots the rice has just sucked in milk and interspersed with the dark brown color of the stubble.
However, Thai said, the scene of this year's golden season is quieter and less crowded than previous years due to Covid-19.
|Photo: Van Thai|
Thai feels proud every time he share beautiful photos of his hometown online. He wants to recommend not only Tà Pạ field but also Tra Su Cajuput forest or the mysterious Cam mountain. He believes tourists will fall in love with Tà Pạ and An Giang.
|Photo: Van Thai|
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