Nam Cang in the ripe rice season

Nam Cang commune is in Sa Pa town, Lao Cai province, about 36 km from the town center. From Sa Pa town, visitors follow provincial road 152 to Nam Cang. This route runs along streams, easy to move with vehicles such as cars and motorbikes, along the way there are small waterfalls with poetic scenery.

In the local language, Nam Cang means water at the source. Nam Cang is also the origin of 3 streams: Nam Cang, Nam Pa and Nam Thang - Specializing in providing clean water for people's daily life as well as a place to irrigate lush fields all year round. In recent years, Nam Cang has gradually attracted tourists because of its still unspoiled nature, majestic mountains and forests, golden terraced fields and fresh streams.

The villages are filled with the yellow color of ripe rice.

The first impression when visitors arrive in this unspoiled land is the terraced fields lying in layers throughout the valley, clinging to the hillside and intermingling with the unknown rocky outcrops. On the narrow trails are the houses of the Dao and the Mong people nestled on the mountainside, hillside, very simple, which has existed for nearly a hundred years. People here live by farming and raising livestock and have a habit of going to the forest as well as living by the streams. Coming to Nam Cang, visitors can immerse themselves in the life of the people here. That is the image of a man working as a silver carver and farming; Mong and Dao children roam around in large and small streams. It will be interesting when you can follow the people here to explore in the deep forest. Most of them go to the forest to pick forest leaves to make medicine or find food. Another special experience for visitors is to stay overnight at a homestay, they are ready to cook you a meal with a strong flavor of the mountains. Or you can also stop to rest at the homestay at the foot of the mountain. Although not a modern residence, fully equipped, but in return you will live in a simple space and close to nature.

The people of Cang Nam harvested rice.

The ripe rice season in Nam Cang is most blooming around August to September. At this time it seemed that the whole village changed the color of the new shirt, a golden color full of fresh and stretched plastic living. The yellow color fills the hillside, stretches endlessly and emphasizes the green color of the mountains and forests. A peaceful, gentle and poetic image. The whole village seemed to wake up after the sunny summer days chang. In the gentle autumn breeze is the aroma of ripe rice, of grass and trees, mountains and forests.

Currently, the rice in Nam Cang is ripe and is being harvested. Households here gather to plant rice together, alternately for each house, and then meet together to help the other family. Therefore, visitors can see yellow and green rice interwoven. People do not reap all at once, but will reap gradually when the rice is fully ripe. The beautiful rice season can last until early September.

The poetic scene when the rice season is ripe.

The most impressive moment of visitors when coming to Nam Cang is probably being dropped on the winding passes in Nam Cang, watching the scenery of ripe golden terraced fields. The smell of fragrant rice, the sound of streams flowing at the foot of the mountain... all create a harmonious picture of nature, soothing anyone's soul. Coming to Nam Cang in the ripe rice season, in addition to admiring the peaceful natural beauty, visitors should not miss the opportunity to enjoy attractive dishes such as thang co, salmon hot pot, armpit pork...

Minh Phuong

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