One of the most significant and special view you can find in Vietnam is endless rice fields as rice has been the staple food of Vietnamese people for thousands of years. The country is gifted with beautiful rice fields at several locations in the countryside from north to south. The lowlands are covered with rice fields, while the high hills invite travelers with terraces carved out of the fertile soil, both are magnificent. Especially, in late September and early October is the best time to visit Vietnam in harvesting time. The famed rice fields begin to brighten in the middle or late September carpeting the landscape in a stunning greenish yellow. A scenery that can’t be made up. Where are the best places to see mind-blowing rice fields? Let’s check them out!
Tam Coc is located in Ninh Binh Province, about 100km south of Hanoi which can be done easily in a day trip from the hustle and bustle capital city. Copying on the world-famous Halong Bay, Tam Coc is considered the glamorous land of unique landscapes and myth. Except you are not sailing on a junk nor on the sea, but on a wee paddling boat on the submerged rice fields. If you don’t like boats and want to explore the area in a different way, you can choose to bike around the area (and get maybe even more impressive views). Apart from inspiring scenery, you have great chance to observe the rural way of living. In late September, the fields are still green with patches of golden color, making a picturesque view, mixed with imposing mountains and peaceful villages.
Bac Son valley is located in the heart of the rural district of Bac Son in Lang Son province in the Northeast region of Vietnam, about 250 kilometers from Hanoi. The valley is surrounded by incredible mountains where you can hike and enjoy a breathtaking view. This mountainous region is home to 6 ethnic groups including the Tay, Kinh, Dao, Nung, and H’Mong. This is mainly an agricultural place. Its flat surface, climate, and rich soil make Bac Son Valley ideal for planting rice and other crops. To see the pinnacle of Bac Son’s beauty, take a hike to one of the surrounding mountains tops where you can behold a panoramic view of the breathtaking landscape.