Bac Son valley located in Lang Son province about 160 km northeast of Hanoi, is a popular destination for photographer, especially during the peak season in July when the rice fields getting ripe and the color is turning yellow. The mountains surrounding, together with the valley’s paddy fields, create a great scenic landscape that attracts many photo lovers during the rice season.
From April to November, the rice fields cover the valley and landscape becomes so green and beautiful, it looks really stunning from the mountain’s peak. There are two crops of rice during these period, that why the valley is known as the green paradise. Especially on July and November the time when the rice getting ripe and the color is turning golden, ready for the harvests. July and November are the favorite time for photographers to come and hunt for beautiful photos. October and November are advised to be the best time to travel to Bac Son valley for both weather and scenery.
For photographers, they can wake up very soon from 4am climbing up to the radio station on Na Lay Peak to catch the dawn. Time to climb about 45 minutes, to select the beautiful angle you have to climb over the old stairs to the top of the broadcast station.
The Bac Son district is inhabited by the Tay ethnic people and their traditional stilt houses. If you spend the night there, you also have time visiting and learning the local life of the hill tribe.