Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

Paddies in Bac Ha District in the northern province of Lao Cai is entering rice harvesting season, making it an attractive destination for visitors.

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Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

A house facing golden rice fields in Bac Ha.

Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies
Not receiving much tourists’ attention as compared to other mountainous districts of Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai province), Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang Province), and Y Ty (Lao Cai Province), Bac Ha is like a sleeping beauty boasting her charm only a few people.
Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

Entering the harvesting season, one can hear the sound of rice threshing machines and laughter of local people across the rice fields.

Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies
Bac Ha now is experiencing days with mixed weather with sunny days and rainy days alternating.
Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

After being harvested, rice is covered with a canvas before transported to their house.

Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies
All family members going to the field to harvest rice.
Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

Vang Binh and his wife in Ban Lien Commune, Bac Ha District harvesting rice in their rice paddies.

Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies
Buffaloes eating grass in a rice field after harvesting.
Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

A rice field after finishing harvesting.

Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies
A woman transporting rice to the house.
 
Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

This is only a small part of rice need harvesting in her field.

Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies
Rice ears get heavier with rainwater.
Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies

Stilt houses nestled at the food of tea and cinnamon hills.

Gold season in Bac Ha rice paddies
Clouds come swooping down over the field.

NDO/ Photo credit: Tuyet Loan