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Post: 01-10-2016 08:44:47 AM - Views: 1105
The fairy scene of the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi is a worthy gift for tourists who overcome a long road full of obstacles.
The best time to visit Hoang Su Phi is in Summer, time of rice crop. In May (beginning of rainy season) peasant start their crop, they plow and flood terrace fields with their irrigation systems. During this period their fields looks like pieces of curved mirror. Later rice grow up, during this time their fields have various green color with different tones. Then September and October is the most beautiful time for photographers. Rice terrace fields in harvest season look like a vivid picture, with different colors.
Rugged mountains, lush valleys, endless skies – not to mention some of the world’s most breathtaking rice terrace fields. Hoang Su Phi of Vietnam’s Ha Giang province is an explorer’s dream. Visit a stunning locale which is as vibrant in culture as it is in its history, magnificently blending tradition with innovative waves of thought. Whether you’re seeking an intrepid outdoor adventure amongst the elements or simply a leisurely escape, Hoang Su Phi is bound to satisfy your appetite for unique travel.
Unlike Mu Cang Chai or Y Ty, the terraces in Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang provinces) are steeper and more tottery. This makes the scene even more spectacular.
In the harvesting season, Hoang Su Phi is in yellow but in the rainy season, it is a mixture of young green of rice and sparkling light of water on hundreds of stairs stretching from the peak to the foothills.
The Hoang Su Phi terraced fields run from mountain to mountain.
It is believed that the Hoang Su Phi terraced rice fields have been cultivated for 300 years when the first people of the ethnic groups tried to turn rocky fields into fertile land.
Today, these rice fields are located in around 6 communes, at an altitude of 1,000m above the sea level.
The province’s rice fields are not only an important contributor to food and tourism, but are the home for many of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities like Mong, La Chi, Dao and Nung, giving it a diverse appeal.
Hoang Su Phi terraced rice fields cover 760ha of total 3,000ha of fields in six communes: Ban Luoc, San Sa Ho, Ban Phung, Ho Thau, Nam Ty and Thong Nguyen.
Its cultural and social allure, along with its spectacular historic and natural legacy has helped to drive Vietnam’s booming tourism sector, making the country one of the most popular tourist hotspots in Southeast Asia
Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang province on Flycam video: