The rice fields in Vietnam are characterized by a thousand-year wet rice civilization. Coming to Vietnam, you should not miss such rice fields as: Hoi An paddy fields, Sapa terraced field, Tam Coc paddy field,...

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 It is undeniable that the rice paddy fields in Vietnam are the stunning landscape. Due to the topographical conditions, rice in Vietnam is grown in two basic types: rice on terraced fields and rice fields in alluvium deltas. Flat rice paddies Vietnam are concentrated in the Red River Delta and the Mekong River Delta, while the East and Northwest of Vietnam are unique terraced fields 

I - Vietnam rice fields in the plain areas

The immense rice paddy fields of Vietnam have long been an iconic image representing the harmonious beauty of labor and nature. Crossing through the Vietnam, you can see the vast rice fields in colors of green or yellow which look like a massive natural silk and the hard-working farmers spent all day on their fields. Rice fields, village wells, banyan trees and bamboo trees are the symbol of Vietnamese countryside. 

1 - Vietnamese rice fields in Tam Coc 

tam coc vietnam rice paddies
Tam Coc rippen rice field Vietnam - Source: Vnexpress
Location: Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province
Tam Coc in Ninh Binh province is known as Ha Long Bay on land. Traveling to Tam Coc in summer, you also have a chance to sit on a boat floating in Ngo Dong river to admire the endless yellow rice on both sides. The golden rice field which is surrounded by cliffs and caves certainly surprises you. The ripe rice season in Tam Coc takes place from the end of September to the beginning of October.
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2 - Vietnam rice fields in Hoi An

Location: Cam Chau Commune, Hoi An City

Hoi An has two rice seasons: from April to May and mid-September to October. There is a cafe namely Roving Chillhouse cafe in the middle of this Vietnam rice paddy field. You can take a seat in the Roving Chillhouse and enjoy a fragrant cup of Vietnamese drip coffee in the immense rice paddy. The aroma of ripe rice blends with a peaceful, fresh and cool space to bring a feeling of excitement, freshness and help relieve stress. The Hoi An rice fields are so stunning & sparkeling on the sunny day, recommended you to take a bicycle tour there for more experience about farming & rice production in Vietnam.

3 - Mekong Delta rice fields in Vietnam

mekong delta rice fields in vietnam
Typical Vietnam rice paddies - Source: Internet


- Thanh Hoa District, Long An Province

- Long Duc District, Truong Khanh District, Tan Hung District, Long Phu District of Soc Trang Province

- Ta Pa rice field, Nui To Commune, Tri Ton District, An Giang Province

Not as magnificent, majestic and brilliant as the rice fields in the Northwest, the rice fields in the Mekong Delta region have their own charm. There are three main rice seasons here: from May to November; late November to April.

The Vietnamese rice fields in the Mekong Delta have a rustic, idyllic and not flashy beauty. In the ripening seasons, this rice field is filled with golden color and faintly scent under the sparkling sunlight and blue sky creating a breathtaking, peaceful and dreamlike scenery.

II - Top 3 terraced rice fields in Vietnam

mu cang cahi rice fields in vietnam
Northern Vietnam rice fields - Source: Dung Pham

The rice terraces are usually located in mountainous areas because of the steep slopes and divided terrains. The locals have to make use of low hills with large spaces to build terraced fields. Based on a special ladder structure, the high and low steps connect from top to bottom according to the hilly terrain, allowing water to flow automatically from the top to the lower step. 

The terraced rice fields in Vietnam are famous places to visit. From the top of the hills, you have panoramic views of the soft meandering fields like silk strips. During the water-pouring season or the harvest season, you not only admire the "agricultural wonder" but also have the opportunity to experience the working life of the upland people. The most famous terraced fields in Vietnam are: Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, Hoang Su Phi.

It can be seen that the Vietnam rice fields are really the stunning landscapes. Those are top famous rice paddies across the country, which are so attractive in the rippen & harvesting season.   
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