|Carrying rice from the fields is the toughest part of the job. Photo: ThanhNien
It is the time to harvest the spring-summer rice crop and the sight of mountain people rushing to gather rice on golden terraced fields can be seen everywhere in the west of Thanh Hoa.
Currently Thanh Hoa is extremely hot, with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius in some areas, making harvesting even more difficult.
Much of the work on these terraced fields is done by hand without the support of machines, and it can be backbreaking work., and workers often have to carry their produce for up to 200 meters under the hot sun.
|A group of people in Tan Son village in Thanh Hoa carry rice from the fields Photo: ThanhNien
|The temperature is over 40 degrees Celsius, making it very difficult to harvest rice on the terraces. Photo: ThanhNien
|After harvesting, people dry rice in the field for about 2 days. Photo: ThanhNien
|A grandmother instructs her 15-year-old granddaughter on how to carry rice. Photo: ThanhNien
|It’s hotter than 40 degrees Celsius, making conditions difficult. Photo: ThanhNien
|People in Sa Na village carrying rice across a stream. Photo: ThanhNien
|The workers have to carry rice about 200 meters to reach the main road. Photo: ThanhNien
|A moment of rest. Photo: ThanhNien
|Although it is hard to bring rice home, the people are happy because it was a good season. Photo: ThanhNien
|A man sweats while carrying rice in Tan Son village. Photo: ThanhNien
|A girl gathers rice in the field. Photo: ThanhNien
|In addition to strength, the workers must be skillful or they may easily slip and fall. Photo: ThanhNien