The beauty of terrace fields in Phong Du Thuong Commune

  •  Sunday, July 11, 2021

YBO - Recently, many netizens were surprised by the beauty of terraced fields in Phong Du Thuong commune in Yen Bai province’s Van Yen district.

Phong Du Thuong Terrace Field – a destination that align economic development with tourism
Phong Du Thuong Terrace Field – a destination that align economic development with tourism

Lo Van Manh, Secretary of the Party Committee of Phong Du Thuong Commune said its terraced fields are mainly located in Khe Tau village with nearly 30 hectares. All residents at the village are Mong ethnic people.

The terrace fields were created by 79 households in the village. New areas are continuing to be set up and water is brought from the upstream to the fields.

Manh said the land areas turned into terraced fields have infertile soil and mountainous terrain, adding that the Mong ethnic people in Nam Co commune, Mu Cang Chai district migrated to the village in early 1997  reclaimed and transformed those areas to rice terrace fields.

Thanks to favourable weather condition and help from the Government to build irrigation works, the area of terraced fields has been expanded over the years.

Manh also said the commune encouraged people to renovate uncultivated land while preserving the landscape and environment for developing economy in association with tourism in the future.

Terrace and tray-shaped fields are being formed, promising to become an ideal destination for tourists  

Fields have been filled with water, ready for a new crop.

Joy of the people who create a unique landscape - the terrace field.

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