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10/18/2013

Hmong Hill Tribe: Harvesting Rice in Northern Vietnam

The local residents, mostly from the Hmong hill tribe, grow rice in the picturesque terrace fields whose age is estimated to hundreds years. Due to hard farming conditions, especially irrigation works, locals produce only one rice crop per year. In recent years a growing numbers of tourists have been attracted by the beautiful landscapes created by the region's rice terrace fields.

Photos:  HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images

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Hmong hill tribe families harvesting rice on terrace rice fields in Mu Cang Chai district, in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.

 

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A Hmong ethnic hill tribe woman harvests rice.

 

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A Hmong ethnic hilltribe woman carries a wooden box used to thresh bunches of paddy on a terrace rice field.

 

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Hmong hilltribe women have lunch as they harvest rice on terrace rice fields.

 

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A Hmong ethnic hilltribe man pours down paddy seeds from height so that  the wind will extract empty seeds during a rice harvesting on a terrace rice field.

 

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Hmong ethnic hilltribe family has lunch during  a rice harvesting on a terrace rice field.

 

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A Hmong ethnic hill tribe man harvests rice on a terrace rice field in Mu Cang Chai district, in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.

 

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beautiful photos..I love Vietnam and I do miss it too.

WHERE'S THE GRAN TORINO

The landscape is gorgeous! Fantastic photos! You really captured the beauty, and the hard labour involved for the Hmong tribe.

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