Rice terraces at Sapa Vietnam
Rice terraces at Sapa Vietnam

Sapa Terraces Pictures - Lao Cai

Sapa is among the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam with wild mountains, forests, colorful hill tribes ...and with amazing rice terraces.

The hill tribes of Sapa cultivate their crops on terraces on mountain slopes that could be breathtaking if you happen to visit the area at the right time: in late May and early June when the terraces are filled up with water and local farmers start transplanting rice, and in late September and early October when the rice gradually turns into golden colors. Paradissa operates photographic holidays to Sapa during these 2 wonderful periods so that shutterbugs will have lovely photographs of Sapa's landscape and people.

Images of Sapa Rice Terraces and Mountains
Terraces at the foot of the Hoang Lien Mountain in Sapa, Vietnam

 Thanks to rains starting from April, the water fills up one terrace then overflows into another below and another… And the whole mountain slopes in Sapa as well as in the mountains in north-western Vietnam will turn into huge mirrors reflecting sunlight. Photographers will have wonderful moments playing game with lights to make shining photos.

Images of Sapa Rice Terraces
The rice terrace between Lao Chai and Ta Van Village, Sapa, Vietnam

 In early June, ethnic people start working on the terraces such as ploughing them and transplanting rice seedlings and your photos will surely be more lively with activities. The magical moments come at sunrise and sunset when there is mist rising or falling and the flooded rice terraces with light reflection make the scenery just look unreal!

Images of Sapa Rice Terraces
Rice terraces in the Muong Hoa Valley

 From the second half of September, the rice gradually ripens turning from green patched with light yellow into golden colors. The colorful ethnic attires in the huge backdrop of the golden colors makes up the perfect combination for your photos to shine again! Do not forget the magical moments at sunrise and sunset. Joining Paradissa on one of our photography adventures, you'll be in the right place at the right time for stunning photos of Vietnam!

Images of Sapa Rice Terraces
Rice terraces in the Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa, Vietnam

 

 

Images of Sapa Rice Terraces
Rice terraces near Cat Cat Village, Sapa, Vietnam

 

 

Images of Sapa Rice Terraces
Rice terrace near Hau Thao Village, Sapa, Vietnam

 

 

Images of Sapa Rice Terraces
Rice terrace near Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages, Sapa, Vietnam