From afar, whole fields look like giant staircases leading up to the vast sky with the green of young rice or the golden of the ripe rice. On the ripe rice seasons, the slopes have the look of being dyed blonde mingling the fragrance of the rice. The most beautiful rice terraces Vietnam concentrate in the northwestern mountainous region with the hilly terrain and frequent floods, erosion. Not only does the region own advantages for tourism development, rice terraces in Northwest are also effective forms of farming which have been in use by the ethnic minority for a long time. In particular, it is the farmers' talent that creates a spectacular natural picture among the immense Northwest mountains. Rice terrace is promisingly an interesting tourist destination not to be missed by both domestic and international tourists when they have the opportunity to taking part in Vietnam travel.
With a steep terrain, terraces are often long and narrow, surrounding the ridges and gradually pushing up. Water supply system is actually talented combining with colorful terraced rice fields creating an extremely magnificent picture. Rice terraces today are the result of hundreds of years of cultivation of ethnic minorities through generations. It can be proudly said that the impressive beauty of terraced rice fields is the masterpiece created by upland farmers. It is actually more and more valuable for numerous rice terraces today contribute to introduce unique tourism products. The breathtaking beauty of the terraced rice field landscape along with the Northwest poetic nature is actually an attractive and indispensable destination for numerous foreign tourists when choosing Vietnam tour packages.
One of the terraces attracting the great number of tourists is Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang province. Located in the west of Ha Giang, Hoang Su Phi is famous for terraced rice fields endlessly stretching. Wonderful views of the natural together with colors of the rice terraces have a strong appeal to those who are looking for a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. Not only does the unique attraction allure tourists, rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi also retain deep cultural values embodied in the farming experiences. Hoang Su Phi was recognized as the rice terrace National Relics in 2012. Especially, comfortably immersing in Hoang Su Phi terraced rice fields on the ripe rice seasons, tourists are actually lost in the "Penglai" to enjoy the masterpiece Creator favorably bestowed this land. Hoang Su Phi thus is worth an attractive tourist destination in Vietnam.
Beside Hoang Su Phi, located at the foot of Hoang Lien Son Mountain with an altitude of 1,000 meters above the sea level, the terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai are like the charming sky frets. Mu Cang Chai rice terraces are more beautiful and adorable in the ripe rice season (around September, October) when the flavor of "golden world" spreading across the mountains. Images of endlessly stretching terraced rice fields like giant ladders seem to take tourists to the paradise. Soaking up in the aroma of ripened rice crops, admiring the vast space at an altitude of 1000m would be unforgettable experiences for those who set foot in Mu Cang Chai in the moment.
It will be a great shortcoming if the journey to Mu Cang Chai ignores Tu Le. Situated on the slopes of Khau Pha Pass, Yen Bai province, Tu Le appears with the sweet "aroma" strongly holding tourists to enjoy the splendid scenery and the flavor of glutinous rice from Thai ethnic people here. In addition, tourists will definitely be amazed at successive rice terraces as gradient stripes. Deeply delving inside, the golden color of the ripened paddy fields becomes much more brilliant. Experiencing the vacation in Tu Le, tourists do not forget to contemplate the magnificent stretching rice fields and feel the lush vitality of nature here as well.
In particular, referring to the homeland of the great outstanding terraced fields, tourists must have arrived in Sapa. It is the convergence of the successive rice terraces stacking, and stretching through the mountain range to other mountains, seemingly never interrupted. Thanks to the soft beauty, especially the color of the extremely romantic harmonious terraced rice fields, Travel and Leisure Magazine - a famous magazine in America announced Sapa terraces as one of the most 7 beautiful and spectacular rice terraces in Asia and in the world in 2009. Participating in any Vietnam tours to Sapa, tourists will comfortably admire evergreen of young rice, golden of ripe rice mingling the parallel "ribbon" of the land. All created a gentle and attractive beauty.
Immersing in Northwest nature, dropping the soul in dreamy scenery of the magnificent terraced rice fields, tourists will enjoy the quiet moments, far differing from the chaos of the hustling urban life. The stunning beauty of the rice terraces and the northwestern mountains are worthy the ideal destination in the itinerary exploring Vietnam tourism.