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Photo exhibition shows off Vietnam’s rice terrace paradise

An exhibition was launched in the northern province of Ha Giang on Sunday to showcase 46 photos featuring the people and landscape of its famous Hoang Su Phi District.
A little girl in Nam Khoa Commune.
A little girl in Nam Khoa Commune.
The photos were taken by two amateur photographers Viet Bac, 34, and Le Tho, 40. They have spent years exploring the northernmost province, especially the district and its rice terraces.
“The beauty of Hoang Su Phi’s people and land,” as the event is officially known, is taking place at the venue of Hoang Su Phi’s Sunday market in the capital town of Vinh Quang.
Interested visitors can buy the photos at VND1 million each, and all the proceeds will be donated to charities, according to the district’s website.

 A woman sits on the top of Mount Chieu Lau Thi, about 2,400 meters high

 Rice terraces during the pre-crop season between May and June, when the fields are filled up with water to prepare for a new crop

 A heart-shaped paddy field

 Local women carry a wooden plank to build a house

 Rice terraces in San Xa Ho Commune

 Peo Village is nearly swallowed by paddy fields

 A local woman harvests rice

 Women pick leaves off centuries-old tea trees known as shan tuyet Ha Giang, one of the top tea brands in Vietnam which has been around for decades

 Rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi are higher than those in Mu Cang Chai District, another famous site in nearby Yen Bai Province, at least according to their fans

 Sunrise in Luoc, one of the most distant villages in Hoang Su Phi

 A woman carries a baby on her back while harvesting rice