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Sparkling terraced rice field

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In May and June, when the first summer rain pour over mountains in the north of Việt Nam, rain water is led to local terraced fields. Water overwhelms the field and softens the soil so that farmers can plant rice seedlings. This is the time for starting a new crop.

Grind: Work on a new crop starts. — VNA/VNS Photo Quý Trung

 

On mountains in Tú Lệ, Cao Phạ, Mù Cang Chải (in the northern province of Yên Bái); Sa Pa, Y Tý, Mường Hum (in Lào Cai Province); Du Già, Yên Minh, Đồng Văn (in Hà Giang Province); Hoàng Su Phì, Cốc Pài, Bắc Hà (in Hà Giang and Lào Cai provinces), terraced fields sparkle with water in sun light.

This is one of the most beautiful season to visit such areas. 

Elbow grease: Women dig at Tả Lèng Commune, Tam Đường District of Lai Châu Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Quý Trung

Wet, wet, wet: Summer rain brings abundant water for fields on mountains. — VNA/VNS Photo Quý Trung

New life: The light green colour of rice seedlings. — VNA/VNS Photo Quý Trung

All pitching in: People are busy preparing for a new crop. — VNA/VNS Photo Quý Trung

Aerial treat: A member of the Vietwings Hà Nội Palagliding club flies over the mountains at a recent festival dubbed Flying Over Rice Terraces in Watery Season. — Photo Courtesy of Vietwings Hanoi

 

Source: VNS

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