When entering the filled water season, Mu Cang Chai Terraced rice fields dressed in colorful new clothes. It looks as unique as the masterpieces and charms no less than the ripe rice time in October.
In May, the highland of Mu Cang Chai is shown with the color of brown soil, the color of the water and the sun, the color of the seeding rice … It created a beautiful picture on the fields in the Khau Phau valley.
This is the time when people start bringing water into the field, the time when the terraced rice fields always bring in a wonderful appearance.
Due to the lack of flat land for cultivation, H’Mong and Thai people in Mu Cang Chai have to break the soil in the middle of the mountain to transplant rice. They took advantage of the first rain showers of the summer and the sun was not heavy enough to drain the fields. They also picked up water from streams through bamboo tubes to plow fields.
Visitors who travel to the Mu Cang Chai in the water season also have the opportunity to observe the hectic work scene of the H’Mong community.
Early in the morning, when the mist was still pending, the H’Mong people from all over the village carried their hoes, led the buffaloes and took the paddies to the rice fields. As the sun shines on the mountainside, the bare feet cheerfully follow the buffalo to the plowed terraced fields.
They are excited about the new plowing season. Someone makes the border and removes weeds while others plow the fertile soil and repair the irrigation system. They work in the air filled with laughter. H’Mong girls dressed in colorful clothes as making up to the special color of Mu Cang Chai Terraced rice field in the flood season.
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