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Rice paddies near Cambodia border put on show of colors

Rice paddies surrounded by palmyra palm trees in An Giang’s Tinh Bien District near the Cambodian border appear in a riot of colors via the lens of a local photographer.

Rice paddies, put on show of colors,  palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer

Duong Viet Anh, 37, who currently works at Nui Cam tourist area in An Giang Province, captures the greenness of rice paddies intermingled with rows of thot not (palmyra palm trees). Besides adding a unique touch to the local scenery, palmyra palm trees provide fruits that are used to produce pandan honeycomb cake, palm sugar and refreshing beverages.

Rice paddies, put on show of colors,  palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer

During the harvest season from August to early December, rice paddies in Tinh Bien District, around 80 kilometers from Long Xuyen, capital of An Giang, stretch as far as the eye can see with golden yellow hues. With more than 2.2 million people, An Giang is the most populous province in Mekong Delta, known as Vietnam's rice basket.

Rice paddies, put on show of colors,  palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer

Tinh Bien is a mountainous district close to the Cambodian border and home to the largest number of ethnic Khmer communities in An Giang, with most farming or growing palmyra palms.

Rice paddies, put on show of colors,  palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer

November is the most ideal time of year to visit Tinh Bien as its rice paddies turn a golden yellow. As tourism popularity has risen in recent years, homestay facilities are also available in the poverty-stricken district, including Ngoc Han Hotel, Sang Nhu Ngoc Resort or Nui Cam Resort with prices starting from VND500,000 ($21.13) a night.

Rice paddies, put on show of colors,  palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer

From Tinh Bien District, tourists can easily reach Nui Cam tourist area, home to a series of Buddhist pagodas and temples, along with natural attractions, which take around 20 minutes to reach by car.

Rice paddies, put on show of colors,  palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer

Anh promises that harvest season is the most beautiful in his hometown, and recommends visitors to take a leisurely drive early in the morning to discover the local grandeur.

Rice paddies, put on show of colors,  palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer

Khmer farmers go to their fields before sunrise. There are over 35,000 Khmer people living in Tinh Bien District, accounting for one third of the district’s total population.

Rice paddies, put on show of colors,  palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer

A field of palmyra palms in Van Giao Commune of Tinh Bien District at dawn.

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Source: VnExpress


Rice paddies, put on show of colors, palmyra palm trees, An Giang province, riot of colors, local photographer
 
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