Terraced rice fields – Sapa landscapes of marvel
Welcome to the destination in northwest Vietnam – Terraced rice fields – Sapa’s breathtaking scenery, gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes. The beauty of the ancient rice terraces in the Sapa district of Northwest Vietnam was unknown to all but the hill tribes that inhabited the area up until the French colonized Lao Cai Province in the 1890s.
The rice terraces in Sapa are believed to date primarily from the 15th century, but skip out the development intimidation, some of the terraces fields others are still being built and cultivated. The rice terrace fields in Sapa have been formed for hundreds years and it is all due to the skillful hands of the minority ethnic people in Sapa. The best terraced rice fields were built by the ethnic group Ha Nhi, Dao, White Thai, Giay, Tay, Muong…
Until 1993 Sapa town was just a small market town where the different hill tribes would convene to trade. Now it is being opened to all tourists in the world. This town has become a base for thousands of intrepid travelers that arrive to gaze at the beautiful scenery and trek for hundreds kilometers of trails between indigenous villages.
Many stunning Sapa rice terraces, but the most fields that always noticed is Ta Van – Lao Chai group field is located in Muong Hoa stream valley. This is the most spacious and the most beautiful terraced rice fields in Sapa with a total area nearly 1,000 ha. Vung Lung Sung field of Trung Chai commune is the famous terraced rice field that has the most step in Vietnam (121 steps).
Deep in the valleys surrounding Sapa, the Muong Hoa River start with a wild, jagged course among The Giay, Red Dao and White Thai settlements, their tiny dwellings poking are outed of the neon rice fields like diamonds on a green grass. The spectacular scenery that surrounds Sapa includes streaming rice terraces that spill down the mountains like a patchwork quilt. The four stream rice are clouded this town, the prototype of many paintings has won international awards.
The wonderful golden crop beyond the terraced rice fields; on the left, Ban Ho as a mirror of the sun that has the deep red in the noon. From July to September every years is the best time to visit the terraced rice fields in Sapa. In July, the rice field is still keep green color completely. However, the tourists have to beware of the weather because of the rainy season of Vietnam, meanwhile, in the early September, the rice terrace fields are the most beautiful. From the middle of this month on, the color of the rice fields will change into yellow gold that is beautiful in the other ways. After this period, the visitors cannot see the rice terrace fields in Sapa – there’s only single crop a year.
Rice terrace fields in Sapa are being submitted to to UNESCO for recognizing as World Heritage of Vietnam. Anyone who came to Sapa will be surprised to see the terraced fields as beautiful as the steps up to the sky. This is always a unique tourism products to attract tourists in over the world.