Photo contest dedicated to Hoang Su Phi tourism kicks off
Update: Aug 13, 2018
A photo contest featuring the natural and cultural beauty of Hoang Su Phi District kicked off on August 10 with the aim of promoting the tourism potential of the region.  

A breathtaking view of the Hoang Su Phi terrace fields
(Photo courtesy of Ha Giang Tourism Department)

Located in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, Hoang Su Phi District is known for picturesque terraced fields which are recognised as a national heritage, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole country.

It is a popular destination for both domestic and foreign tourists who come to enjoy the breathtaking views of the terrace fields and the unique culture of the local people.

The contest is open for all professional and amateur photographers from now to September 10.

They can send entries to the organiser at Hoang Su Phi District’s Culture and Information Office or via email

An exhibition and award ceremony will take place on September 14 during Tourism and Culture Week entitled ‘To the Land of Terrace Fields’, held in Hoang Su Phi District.

Lu Van Chung, vice chairman of the Hoang Su Phi District’s People’s Committee, said the photos should cover the beautiful landscape, historical sites, traditional culture of ethnic groups, festivals and ordinary life of the local people.

“The contest honours photographic creations of the authors, as well as provides a huge source of photos to promote local tourism and lure more tourists to discover Hoang Su Phi District,” he said.

The picturesque terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi are a worthy reward for tourists who overcome the long road full of obstacles. In each season, Hoang Su Phi attracts tourists with a different landscape. In May (beginning of the rainy season), farmers plow and flood terrace fields with their irrigation systems. During this period their fields looks like pieces of curved mirror. As the rice grows, their fields are awash with various shades of green. Then September and October is the most beautiful time for photographers. Rice terrace fields are brightly coloured in harvest season.

The Hoang Su Phi terraced rice fields cover 760ha in Ban Luoc, San Sa Ho, Ban Phung, Ho Thau, Nam Ty va Thong Nguyen.