[VIDEO] - Terraced rice fields in Sapa

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➤ Rice is life!

This article offers you a unique glimpse into rice cultivation process in Sapa, Vietnam and the product is made from itself.

Rice terraces in Sapa are slopes claimed from nature for cultivation in hilly or mountainous areas. Due to the steep feature, fertile soil thanks to it was created by weathered granite rock and mountain cliffs often stock water, local ethnic minority people can grow rice and establish terraced rice fields, one after another, from the foot to nearly top of mountains.

As usual starting from the end of April, early May when the local people water their fields at full to prepare for a new crop, the surface of terraced fields shines like a mirror reflecting the contrast of the reddish brown of soil, the deep blue of the sky high above and the green of surrounding forests. Embankments surrounding these terraces look like threads softly lined by the painter.

In June, the terraced rice fields with fully-grown paddy rice and forest trees spread the green out to the entire area, from the foot to top of mountains, before disappearing in mist. The green of paddy rice grown on the terraced field makes tourists think of it as a hand-made creation of uniqueness which cannot be found anywhere else.

"From a rudimentary farming practice, plowing paddy fields with water buffalo has become a unique and immersive tourist experiences for foreign visitors to the small town of Sa Pa in northern Vietnam. You can join in Best Sapa Package Tours From Hanoi"

In in mid-August, September, tourists can feel prosperity all over the area as rice in all terraced fields is ripe, giving the gold color. During the time, the terraced rice fields look like golden silk scarves flying over in the wind above green mountain slopes, making the mountainous landscape astonishingly beautiful.

A unique and typical dish of Sapa made from rice is Lam Com. Unlike other dishes, Lam rice is not cooked in the normal pots but in the bamboo tube. The rice for cooking is necessarily the upland rice which is grown on the terraced fields in Sapa. If not, Lam Com will be crushed after being cooked.

When enjoying Lam Com, you can scent a characteristic fragrance of the upland rice in a very clear way. Usually, Lam Com is served with sesame or grilled meat including chicken, pork, beef or fish. Depending on your appetite, you can choose one of them to mix with Lam Com to have an unforgettable meal in your Vietnam tours.

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