The Best Time To Visit Terraced Fields In Sapa, Vietnam - August to October

Nga Do
Trekking into the jungles and remote villages of Northern Vietnam’s mystical landscapes. One of the most North Vietnam’s most impressive landscapes are terraced fields. Lace up your hiking boots and follow guides through jungles and up the slopes of misty mountains.

Where can we see the magnificent scenery in peace as terraced fields in Sapa? 

Creator has skillfully bestowed upon Sapa nature a picturesque landscape that you hardly find anywhere!

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1. The history of terraced fields in Sapa, Vietnam

The birth of terraced fields associated with the history and culture of the Nung, Dao, Mong, and other Sapa villages and La Chi ethnic groups in the mountainous areas of Sapa (Lao Cai), Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai), and Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang). 

Therefore, the compatriots chose hills and mountains with the three-tiered soil to create a flat ground. After that, it is possible to dry or bring water from the higher mountain peaks depending on the different cultivating methods.

Not only are farming fields, but the terraced fields in Sapa also bring unique cultural and historical values. Come, admire and discover the marvelous paradise of northwestern mountains and especially the mist town - Sapa.

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2. The best time to visit terraced fields in Sapa, Vietnam

Whenever the autumn comes, the sun shines on the mountains of the Northwest, the terraced fields in Sapa change the green shirt with a shiny yellow.

September is considered as the golden season of the Northwest when the rice on the terraced fields is ripe, which brings a poetic and peaceful beauty. Sa Pa terraces gently swaying along with each passing breeze, look like little waves drifting off with the gentle lapping of the river water.

The time from mid-September to early October every year is the ideal time for tourists to come to Sapa and see firsthand the dreamlike Sapa terraced fields.

However, if you want to visit green rice fields, go to Sapa in August, it is also a great idea. This misty town in this time brings another different beauty, which you will be overwhelming pleasant.

Planning Sapa trekking? Check out Sapa Vietnam Itinerary for more great destinations, experiences, and insider information!

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3. Where to find the most splendid terraced fields in Sapa?

Muong Hoa valley

From Sapa town center, traveling along the mountain road close to the high mountain about 8km, visitors will encounter an extremely overwhelming spectacle - Muong Hoa valley - the pride of Sapa.

Sapa tourist area has a lot of terraces, but the most beautiful and most significant fields lied in the Muong Hoa valley. 

In addition, you can also enjoy a panoramic view of the golden terraced fields in Muong Hoa valley from above with Cable Car To Fansipan Peak. Looking down from the cable car, a brilliant picture with the golden color of the dominant ripe rice will definitely make you be content.

Cat Cat village

Cat Cat village - the most famous village in Sapa. Is a Hmong's village in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, just over 2km from Sapa town center. 

At an altitude of about 1500m above sea level, Cat Cat village also has a typical Sapa climate with a relaxed and fresh atmosphere. Located directly beneath the majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Cat Cat village is surrounded by natural landscape with the large golden rice fields Sapa, the green hills and mountains, and small wooden houses of black Mong people.

Lao Chai - Ta Van village

Ta Van village is located in the valley, on the two sides are the impressive Hoang Lien Son mountain range and Ham Rong mountain, surrounded by Sapa rice fields at lower levels. 

It seems that these are the stairs connecting Lao Chai to the mountains to blend into the clouds to the sky. Sa Pa terraces here are different from those of other places. 

Ta Phin village

Lying to the northeast, about 12km from Sapa town, Ta Phin village is near a limestone mountain chain of Hoang Lien Son range, near the head office of Ta Phin commune.

Come to Ta Phin village; tourists will admire the Sapa terraced rice field at the golden, winding beside the hills, making the field softer like silk strips.

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4. The lives of ethnic minority groups are closely associated with terraced fields in Sa Pa Vietnam

The terraced fields in Sa Pa have been around for hundreds of years, and they are all due to the talented, diligent and hard-working hands of the upland farmers who have made their efforts to create this happy life. 

The best barefoot artists must include the Ha Nhi people, then the Dao, the Mong, the Dzay, the Tay, etc. Sapa tribes live on the high mountains of Hoang Lien Son all year around.

People have taken advantage of the natural conditions of nature, impacting on the environment to cultivate, produce, and from there to create extremely magnificent natural landscapes.

Sapa's dreamy land are ready to welcome you, guys! Let’s plan your next vacation to see Sa Pa terraces as soon as possible! If not now, then when?

If you have any questions or plans about your visit to Sapa during this year ripe rice season, let us know, we are here to help you whenever you need it.


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