Farmers in Yen Bai Province are fighting against nature to raise their crops on the terraces of Khau Pha Mountain Pass, where the farming has always been difficult with altitudes of 1,200-1,500 metres.
The rice terraces of Cao Pha Commune
When the harvest season ends for the farmers in the delta, it is just starting for H'Mong farmers in the mountainous areas, Vietnam. They toil all day long on the picturesque paddies.
Rain is the only source of water for the fields
Family grows rice after the rain in Che Cu Nha Commune
Each terrace is about is two metres high
Farmers have to ride motorbikes to get to their farms
A lunch box
People pull up the young rice plants from the lower fields
Young rice plants are brought to higher fields by foot and motorbike.
Children playing in the field
The rice fields