|Stacks of green: Ripening rice in the northwestern region. VNS File Photo |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Saigontourist Travel Service Co has rolled out “Hunting Flowers, Watching Paddy Fields” tours to northeastern and northwestern regions where pink and white buckwheat flowers are blooming.
The rice ripening season in the northeastern and northwestern regions often comes in mid-September to mid-October. The vast yellow terraced rice fields are in their most beautiful state in La Pán Tẩu and Ze Xư Phình communes in Mù Cang Chải in Yên Bái Province.
The itinerary is a challenge: climbing high mountains. Following Nghĩa Lộ-Mù Cang Chải-Sapa route, travelers will reach Khau Phạ Pass, one of the four biggest passes in the northwestern region.
Another outstanding site is Ô Quy Hồ Pass on the rugged and majestic Hoàng Liên Sơn mountain. It is the highest mountain in the north, nearly 50 kilometres in length and nearly 2,000 metres in height. Tourists can also view the top of Fansipan mountain from the yellow rice fields in Mường Hoa Valley in Sapa.— VNS