The 6 most beautiful rice fields in Vietnam

Can Tho, Ninh Kiều, Cần Thơ, Vietnam

Gaston Bielli
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The 6 most beautiful rice fields in Vietnam
Can Tho, Ninh Kiều, Cần Thơ, Vietnam

Gaston Bielli
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About this trip

If you come to Vietnam, there is a specialty you certainly should not miss. Can you guess what it is?

It is the vast golden rice fields amidst breathtaking natural scenery. It could be terraced fields or rice fields in the valley, etc. They are both poetic and are images attached to the Vietnamese people.

If you do not know where to go for the best rice field experience, don't miss the 6 tourist spots in this guide.

Y Ty, Lao Cai

 Y Ty belongs to Bat Xat district, located at an altitude of nearly 2,000 m above sea level, covered with dew all year round. When the rice fields are ripe, the land is like wearing a different beauty.

The road to Y Ty is more difficult to reach than Sapa. If you want to see ripe rice in Y Ty, move from Hanoi to Sapa and then from Sapa to Y Ty. The distance from Sapa to Y Ty is about 70 km long. Although it is dangerous and difficult to travel, there are many beautiful terraces for visitors to enjoy watching.

Some places you can refer to admiring rice on this palace are Den Sang, Den Thang, A Lu, Lao Chai, Thien Sinh valley, etc.

Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

 Rice fields in Hoang Su Phi ripe later than Mu Cang Chai and Y Ty. According to some travelers, Hoang Su Phi is the end of the arc of rice viewing in the whole of the northern highlands. The golden rice season here is usually from late September to mid-October.


Like the rice fields in Mu Cang Chai, rice in Hoang Su Phi is also grown in terraced fields. However, the terraced fields at Hoang Su Phi are higher. They are golden yellow from the foot to the top of the valley, resembling a beautiful swirl.


Coming to Hoang Su Phi, you will be satisfied to enjoy the majestic natural scenery and relax comfortably in the fresh air. Terraced fields are available in most communes and towns in the district but mostly in Luoc, Phung, Thong Nguyen, Ho Thau, Nam Ty, and San Sa Ho villages. From here, you can conquer the peak of Tay Con Linh to hunt clouds.

Ta Pa, An Giang

An Giang is a famous province of Mekong Delta. For more Mekong River facts, get to Ta Pa is the ripe rice. At this moment, the whole field is like a brilliant yellow carpet.


From the early morning, farmers in An Giang go to the fields to prepare the harvest season. The children also do not miss the opportunity to play there to catch locusts, grasshoppers, etc. All create a lively and extremely impressive scene, making your trip to An Giang more wonderful than ever.


Traveling to An Giang, do not miss the climb to the top of Ta Pa mountain to watch the calm blue lake on the mountain and to look down the immense fields at the foot of the mountain. In the midst of nature, the whole fields seem straight with a highlight of the jaggery trees soaring, shading for the farmers during the break.

Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai

Mu Cang Chai is a mountainous area with many famous terraces. Mu Cang Chai has two pretty seasons that you can arrange your time to come. In which, between mid-September to mid-October is the season of ripe rice. At this time, the whole Mu Cang Chai will be dyed to the golden color of rice. The weather is also beautiful, convenient for travelers to visit here.


The most beautiful places to watch rice in Mu Cang Chai are communes of La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and De Xu Phinh. In Yen Bai, you can combine the journey to explore Mu Cang Chai and Tu Le.

Sapa, Lao Cai

Sapa highland town has been famous for domestic and foreign tourists. This is also the place where many photographers and trekkers come to admire the beauty of the ripe rice season. The feeling of being dumbfounded in the middle of the vast sky and nature, breathing the aroma of ripe rice into the chest will be an unforgettable experience for those who have ever been to Sapa in the rice season.


From Hanoi, you can move to Sapa by bus, train or motorbike. You can rent a motorbike in Sapa to visit beautiful ripe rice places like Muong Hoa valley, Ta Van village, Cat Cat village, etc.

Tu Le, Yen Bai

Tu Le is also one of the most popular routes. As a large valley, during harvest time, the fields are more attractive when viewed from above with different shades. The ideal time to watch rice in Tu Le is between September and early October.


The suggested route is from Tu Le of Van Chan district, you go to Lim Mong and Lim Thai villages, through Cao Pha valley, Khau Pha pass to Sang Nhu pass (Mu Cang Chai district).


Admiring rice fields in Vietnam will be one of the interesting and unforgettable experiences on your trip here. Also, if you need further information about other tourist destinations like "Where is Halong Bay?" or must-try dishes in Vietnam, feel free to contact us or visit our website. Like and share the article with others if you find it useful. Thank you. 

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