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Sapa terraces

Terraced hillsides below Sapa in the mountains of Vietnam. Due to the colder weather at this altitude, a winter crop of rice cannot be grown, and the most of the terraces are bare ploughed earth, waiting for the spring crop to be sown. This is one of the reasons why the HIlltribes, in particular the Black H'Mong who live in this valley, are the poorest inhabitants of Vietnam.


Olympus OM1, Zuiko 35-70 f4 @f11, Kodak TCN 400.

© Dylan Sutton, Jan 2000.