Glistering Terraced Fields in Bat Xat, Lao Cai

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Beautiful terraced fields have always become an endless inspiration for photographers. These are the special charming of mountains of North Vietnam, leaving those who have a chance to visit there a passion. 

Terraced fields are the characteristic of ethnic minority groups living in Vietnam’s mountainous regions such as: the north, northern midlands and Central Highlands. Due to high locations, there is harly flat land for wet rice cultivation in mountains so the locals chose hill slopes with fat soil, flatted surfaces and gradually created small paddyfieds upwards.  

Bat Xat is a bordering mountainous district. The highest point comes to 3.000m above sea level. The special trait of this dictrict is the topography of steep slopes. Thus the vast curving terraced fields are the tourist attraction there. 

Compared to well-known ones in Sapa and Hoàng Su Phì, the terraced fields in Bat Xat own their no less seducive charm. Around the fourth month of Lunar Calendar is the period to begin plowing and watering the fields. This is also the time when travellers come to Bat Xat in order to contemplate natural paintings drew by terraced fieds.

Trekking is the best way to discover the mountainous district of Bat Xat. Hiking offers the chance to explore Bat Xat tropical forest, luxuriant mountains, remote hill tribe villages, terraced paddy fields. Whether it is a single day hike or multi day treks we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through remote hill tribe villages or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we can customize an trekking itinerary for you.

We can combine most Vietnam treks in Bat Xat with other activities such as road cycling, mountain bike tours, mountain climbs, caving, educational, community travel. If you need further information or you can’t see what you are looking for please contact us at the address:

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