Explore the most beautiful rice terrace
Not only Muong Hoa Valley, O Quy Ho Pass, Tram Ton Pass, Silver Waterfall, or other landscapes in Sapa which can be the reason for millions of tourist arrivals to this upland, it is Sapa’s rice terrace fields that seem to be the best image of the northwestern zone. Voted as the world’s most beautiful rice terrace, this can be on top of your must-see list if you intend to Vietnam sapa tour since it is definitely worth you a visit.
Sapa terrace - world’s most beautiful rice terrace
Rice terraces having appeared in Sapa for hundreds of years are built by competent hands of the Dao, the H’Mong, the Ha Nhi, the Tay, and the Xa Pho and more, from a generation to the next one continuously. They are one of the must-visit Sapa destinations for travelers.
Rice terraces in Sapa are slopes claimed from nature for cultivation in hilly or mountainous areas. Due to the steep feature, fertile soil thanks to it was created by weathered granite rock and mountain cliffs often stock water, local ethnic minority people can grow rice and establish terraced rice fields, one after another, from the foot to nearly top of mountains.
The beauty of Sapa terrace in the ripe rice season
Ethnic people of the Dao, Dzay and H’Mong are always proud of their rice terraces which are a precious natural basket of food providing with rice and other farm products for the ethnics living.
The best time to admire Sapa terrace
The zone is in a subtropical monsoon microclimate. In May and June, when people in the North West of Vietnam call it “the water pouring season,” the rain season comes and it is time to start the ethnic’s new cultivation annually.
Additionally, it is time to appear the most breathtaking views of the panorama of Sapa town in the summertime when you can contemplate the fantastic beauty of rice terraces surrounding high mountains of the town as well as in its neighborhoods like Bac Ha, Bat Xat and Si Ma Cai.
It is said that rice terraces are the most beautiful when it has just started the crop at which it begins the rainy season or when the whole fields are green or when they are all ripe with the silky yellow coverage. In a certain time, Sapa always looks terrific and so are its rice terraces.
Sapa terrace in the "water pouring" season
In May and June, you can contemplate the fantastic beauty of rice terraces surrounding high mountains of the town
In May, it is time that Muong Hoa Valley is blooming with lots of colorful flowers in a wide range of various beauties and when the rice terraces are full of water at which you can contemplate one of the best scenery ever that the terraces are twinkle and attractive with the reflection of the sunshine on the fields’ surface. It is definitely worth visiting as you cannot find anywhere else in Sapa and its splendid Muong Hoa and of course, superb rice terraces.
Then the whole fields of rice terraces turn into silky yellow when it is in September and to October, giving the signal of the harvest time.
In short, tourists can visit Sapa’s rice terraced fields in any time of the year since the terraces look like a big mirror reflecting the sunbeam in spring, attract lots of travelers with its green spread like a splendid carpet of the nature in summer, while they turn into gold carpet when the harvest time comes in the late autumn as well as the superb and pristine beauty as it is in winter, in which it is covered with fog or sometimes with snow, creating the best-ever picture of the rice fields in winter that you may have never seen before. It is a very interesting feeling when trekking between yellow terraces.
Harvesting rice in Sapa terrace
If you have a chance to travel to Sapa and join Sapa homestay trekking, you can contemplate hundreds of rice terraces that look like being built in the halfway up to the sky. It will be very amazing that you are in Muong Hoa Valley since you will catch numerous rice terraces spreading out the valley, along with Muong Hoa stream as a giant arm winding between the two splendid and superb ranges of the mountain.
Sapa is where you should go to Vietnam due to its natural landscapes and ethnic cultural identity. If you visit Vietnam this summer, let’s access the website of the Vietnam group tour to have a great time here. Thank you!