Season of ripening rice in Y Ty commune

Tuesday, 2020-08-25 17:20:17
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Y Ty is more than 70km from Sa Pa town; however, it takes about three hours to get to the border commune due to many steep and bad roads.
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NDO – The border commune of Y Ty, in the west of Bat Xat district and north of Sapa town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, is well-known as an ideal place to enjoy the dazzling beauty of terraced paddy fields and clouds as it is located on a rocky mountain with an altitude of more than 2,000m, leaning against Nhiu Co San mountain.

In late August and early September, rice fields in Y Ty commune turn bright yellow. This is the best time for visitors to admire the stunning beauty of rice.

In the northwestern region, Y Ty is one of the localities where rice ripens earliest. In mid-August, the locals begin to harvest rice.

On the path from Sapa to Y Ty, tourists can stop to admire the yellow rice fields in Ta Giang Phin valley in Den Sang commune.

The rice valley in Den Sang just starting to turn yellow.

Rice in Ta Giang Phin valley with the background of Ngu Chi Son mountain.

In Y Ty commune, visitors can go to the Thien Sinh bridge or continue towards the Ngai Thau valley.

The terraced fields along the road turning yellow.

A valley of terraced fields in A Lu commune is a place not to be missed on the road to Y Ty commune.

The stretching "rice waterfalls" are like ripples from the valley side to the foot of the mountain, enhancing the inherent beauty of A Lu.

Ripening rice in A Lu

A Lu valley viewed from above

Sunset in the border commune of Y Ty is very beautiful and an experience not to be missed for visitors. At the right time, tourists can capture stunning moments as if in heaven.

Photo credit: NGUYEN ANH TUAN