Bac Son Valley in the northern province of Lang Son is entering its peak rice harvest season.
Located in Bac Son District and 160km from Ha Noi, the valley has beautiful paddy fields surrounded by high lime mountains. The paddy fields have various kinds of colours – yellow, brown and green – as some rice fields have ripened, and others are still growing or have been harvested.
Standing on the top of a mountain, a visitor can see the paddies, the river meandering among fields and houses as well as surrounding mountains.
The valley's inhabitants are mostly ethnic Tay who live in traditional houses on stilts.