Muong Thanh the Largest Paddy Field in Northwest Vietnam

Northwest Vietnam is always thought to have only the terraces, but this place is also known for 4 large rice paddies. Topping the list is Muong Thanh field with an area of over 140 km2.

So far, the saying “Nhat Thanh, nhi Lo, tam Than, tu Tac” (the biggest is Thanh, second biggest is Lo, third biggest is Than and the last is Tac) is ingrained in the sub consciousness of every people in the Northwest with imply of rating the fields. Compared with Muong Lo field, Yen Bai; Muong Than field, Lai Chau, Muong Tac fields, Son La, Muong Thanh field in Dien Bien is considered to be the largest one. Located at an altitude of more than 400 m above sea level, Muong Thanh field stretches over 20 km with average width of 6 km.

Muong Thanh the Largest Paddy Field in Northwest Vietnam

Days ago, the road to Dien Bien is difficult, hard by the zigzag ramp, rugged high mountain pass though there are many roads leading to this place. In particular, Pha Din Pass – one of the four highest pass in Vietnam- is really a hardship which is not easy to overcome. However, today, with the opening of route Hanoi – Dien Bien, the move becomes easier and the opportunity to explore the Northwest’s largest field is available.

Muong Thanh the Largest Paddy Field in Northwest Vietnam

Seen from above, Muong Thanh field runs along Nam Rom river and looks like orchid petal embracing the historical monuments of the battle in the past. No matter how you travel, when going to the Muong Thanh at this time, you will surely be surprised at beautiful natural scenery and the richness of his place when being covered by an immense yellow of ripe rice.

Located on the basin of Dien Bien, Muong Thanh field is like a giant ” warehouse” filled with corn and rice. From late September, rice in Muong Thanh basin begins ripening, causing tourists visiting the field to feel that they are going in gold season. A sense of familiarity of the northern plains stretches untouched countryside, but the glorious beauty of the rice fields covered by mountains is never mixed.

Muong Thanh the Largest Paddy Field in Northwest Vietnam

Not only is Muong Thanh famous for the vast area, with favorable farming conditions, Muong Thanh field also gives life especially delicious “pearls” with famous brand of Dien Bien rice. Small grain of rice with natural fragrance gives white rice with sweet supple and charming when being cooked. Rice grains from the field of Muong Thanh bring rich beauty for Dien Bien region renowned for glorious victories.

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Talking about the largest paddy field of Muong Thanh, we can not fail to mention Nam Rom River full of sediment. Looked from any angle, Nam Rom River also appears as a blue paint among large rice paintings. Along the sides of the river are lush trees dotted with red banana inflorescence. Muong Thanh Bridge, a peaceful and romantic bridge, crosses Nam Rom River. Currently, the bridge is only for bicycles, motorcycles and pedestrians, many people come here to look for a glorious past.

Muong Thanh the Largest Paddy Field in Northwest Vietnam

Perhaps, visiting Muong Thanh, you may be unfamiliar with temperature difference in days, typically about 5-10 degrees C. In addition, long-intensity lighting makes people somewhat uncomfortable. However, this climatic conditions have contributed significantly to make the aromatic soft “pearls”. Going to Muong Thanh in the season of ripe grain, when the weather is a little cold and the sun is not scorching, you will have great moments.

Muong Thanh the Largest Paddy Field in Northwest Vietnam

From Dien Bien rice specialties, has a lot of delicious dishes such as sweet rice, sticky rice, Day cake… Equally attractive dishes are fish caught from spring, bamboo shoot soup, boiled cabbage. From above reasons, the journey to Dien Bien is never old.

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