Vietnam photo tour – The rice growing season

Rice growing season Vietnam photography tourThe Northwest of Vietnam is home to breathtaking landscapes. A place of cone-like mountains, blue rivers, postcard valleys and bucolic villages. These are among most striking in the whole country, if not all Southeast Asia. Furthermore, for many hundred years, the minority people have build up along mountains and hill sides an incredible work: The ascending rice terraces. This “artwork” has earned awards for many photographers in different photography competitions. And for that reason, we’ve built up a Vietnam photo adventure to take you there. We aim for May, the time when water fills up every step of the giant rice terraces. And we will photograph Northwest of Vietnam in one of the 02 most photogenic times of the year.

Vietnam photo adventure – The shooting sites

We start this photography tour in Vietnam at the beginning of a rice reason, when water fills up every step of the ascending rice terraces. Bunches of local are uprooting the seedlings, then carry them to the fields. There, some others are walking behind their buffaloes to plough the muddy ground. Although each farmer has her or his own field, they tend to work together from one’s field to the next. So many photogenic activities are happening, promising great shots on this Vietnam photo adventure of ours.

Moc Chau – Smooth tea plantations

Workers picking up tea leaves by hand in Moc Chau, Son La province

The tea plantations of Moc Chau, Vietnam are a true visual delight for photographers and visitors alike. Located in the northern part of Vietnam, Moc Chau is renowned for its stunning rolling hills blanketed with lush green tea leaves. The tea plantations here are truly photogenic, offering endless opportunities for capturing picturesque scenes of local workers picking tea leaves by hand.

As you wander through the plantations, you will witness the hard work and dedication of the local tea pickers as they move gracefully through the fields, plucking the tender tea leaves with care. The bright green of the tea leaves contrasts beautifully with the deep blue sky, creating a truly mesmerizing scene that is sure to take your breath away.

Mu Cang Chai – a paradise of rice terraces

Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam is a photographer’s paradise, offering a mesmerizing landscape unlike any other. From its terraced rice paddies to its rolling hills and lush green valleys, Mu Cang Chai is a visual feast for photographers. With breathtaking vistas around every turn, it is easy to understand why Mu Cang Chai has become a popular destination for photographers looking to capture stunning landscapes. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a hobbyist, Mu Cang Chai offers endless opportunities to create beautiful and memorable photographs

In 2017, CNN featured Mu Cang Chai’s beauty on CNN’s 90 great images around the world. 

Muong Hum market – A display of vibes and colors

Muong Hum market in Lao Cai province, is a unique and vibrant destination for photographers. The market takes place once a week, on Sunday, and is a gathering of several different ethnic minority groups from the surrounding hills. This market is one of the most authentic and traditional markets in northern Vietnam and provides a window into the daily life of the local people.

As soon as you step into the market, you will be transported to a world of color, sound, and energy. The market is a melting pot of cultures, with vendors selling everything from textiles and traditional handicrafts to fresh produce and local delicacies. The atmosphere is lively and animated, with vendors calling out to each other and bargaining with customers, while local people go about their business.

Join us on this Vietnam photo adventure to the iconic Northwest of Vietnam in our quest for great shots!

Photo tour summary
Tour duration
June 06 - 11
Local homestay or motel
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Group size
06 (max)
Private van (with driver. All fuel included)

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