The Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai have been praised as one of the world’s top 20 colorful places by New York-based magazine Conde Nast Traveler.
The rice paddies in Mu Cang Chai, a rural district 300km northwest of Hanoi, have become a popular check-in destination for Instagram users thanks to "their impressive angles in a topographically challenging region," the travel magazine says.
Depending on the time of year, the colors of the rice fields change from emerald green in late spring and summer to golden yellow in October, when the rice ripens.
The magazine suggests a visit to the rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai at the beginning of October, when the rice is ready to harvest.
A luxury and lifestyle travel magazine published by Condé Nast, Conde Nast Traveler magazine has won 25 National Magazine Awards. Its annual award is known as the “pinnacle of the world tourism industry”. VOV