Mu Cang Chai in the North Vietnam
Mu Cang Chai in the North Vietnam Province of Yen Bai is famous for its rice terraces, the popular means of growing crops in mountainous regions where general soil erosion and run-off during the rainy season threatens the fertility of the fields.
The rice will have been sown around May when the rains start. The soil softens and makes it easy for the villagers to plant their crop. The terraces shimmer in the sun until the green shoots emerge.