LAI CHAU – When the summer rains begin to fall on the terraced fields in Ta Leng, it is also the time when people plant a new crop.
At the end of May and the beginning of June, the terraced fields in Ta Leng commune, Tam Duong district, and Lai Chau are full of water. At this time, people go down to the fields to cultivate and prepare for a new crop. In the photo is a panoramic view of Ta Leng terraced fields from Pho Xin Chai village.
Ta Leng commune in Tam Duong district is the main living place of the Mong and Dao ethnic groups. The village is located more than 10 km from the center of Lai Chau city. Coming to Ta Leng, visitors will have the opportunity to see the traditional villages, winding roads, and terraced fields or learn about the traditional culture in the lives of the people here.
Previously, people only planted one crop, but now it’s two, with the investment in irrigation canals. They drained the water from the mountain cart into the soil. Through the bamboo pipes, water overflowed the field. The terraced fields below are large, the higher the slope, the smaller they become. In any field near a road or a steep hill, people will use motor vehicles to assist if it is convenient to travel.
In the past, people still used buffalo to harrow, but today most buffaloes only go uphill with people in steep hilly places that are difficult to walk, the rest of the machines support people in production.
The natural picture in the pouring water season has the yellow color of alluvium, the green color that has just been planted, or the sparkling water surface. And the most typical image is the Mong children on the mother’s back, which she transplanted. Since everyone in the village goes to work on a rainy day, children who do not go to school will be carried to the fields. They follow their mother in the morning, sleep on their back and eat with their mother in the field.
A mother was in the middle of transplanting when she saw her baby being carried into the field. Here, only babies a few months old are sent home with grandparents and great-grandparents. If there is no one to look after them, they will lie on the slopes and cover to sleep.
Kiss the child goodbye to continue work.
The last rays of sunlight at the end of the day dyed the terraced fields yellow in the pouring season. In the distance is the house of the Mong ethnic people, adorning the peaceful beauty of the Northwest highlands.
Keyword: Lai Chau rainy season