Update: 09:26 | 09/12/2020
Ha Giang Province at this time of year shimmers with yellow cabbage, peach blossoms, and buckwheat flowers, as charmingly depicted in photos by lensman Nguyen Duc Phuoc.
The Hanoi-based photographer captured these three H'mong girls walking in a field of blooming pink buckwheat flowers on a hillside in Lung Tao Commune, Dong Van District during his recent trip to Ha Giang in northern Vietnam. Year-end is the time when ethnic communities in the northern highlands harvest buckwheat, a type of grain commonly used to make cakes and wine.
A H'mong girl poses amid buckwheat flowers. In addition to Lung Tao, visitors can admire the beauty of buckwheat fields in other communes of Dong Van District like Lung Cu, Ma Le and Sung La, at the foot of Ma Pi Leng Pass in Meo Vac District, along with Thach Son Than and Quyet Tien in Quan Ba District.
Local kids cut through a cabbage flower field.
Yellow cabbage flowers bloom vibrantly in front of "Pao’s home", the setting for the famous 2006 movie "The Story of Pao" in Lung Cam cultural village, Sung La Valley, which connects Yen Minh District with Dong Van Rock Plateau.
Little-known Lao Xa Village in Sung La Valley is carpeted with fresh plum and peach blossoms.
Curious children in Lao Xa Village of Dong Van District attempt to hide from the photographer's lens.
Spring is an ideal time of the year to visit Meo Vac District as peach and plum trees here enter full bloom.
Children play in front of a traditional ‘trinh tuong’ house, typically built by ethnic Tay and Nung communities using a mixture of clay and mud, covered by increasingly rare yin-and-yang tiled roofs.