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Rice Seasons of Sapa

One of the most beautiful periods in Sapa has just drawn to a close – rice planting season. Here we present some photographs of this magical Sapa time and look ahead to the coming seasons.  

During planting season, the terraces turn into larger than life mirrorsfilled with water and reflecting the sky’s colours. One of the most extraordinary times is the period from April to May when magnificent natural masterpieces are formed as the fields become filled with water. 

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Following this, the shimmering water is filled with the green shoots of new rice. The terraces then become blanketed with a lush green as the young rice glows in the sunlight. 

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This Sapa season unveils the profound bond between the people of Sapa and their land, and a reminder of the intrinsic value of sustainable agricultural practices.  

Scenes like these can be found in the mountains surrounding Topas Ecolodge.

If you stay with us during this period we can arrange a guide to take you to some of the most beautiful spots on a Sapa tour. 

If you missed it this year, then the good news is the next season through June and July is also one of rich beauty as the rice grows and the range of greens you can experience at different altitudes in the region is immense. And following this comes August when the terraces turn magnificent hues of gold.  

Embark on an unforgettable adventure, and let the mesmerizing rice fields of Sapa weave their magic.