Ready to go Sapa September?

Head north this fall to fill your memory cards with carpets of gold.

Up in the mountains of northern Vietnam, terraced rice fields are reaching their glorious peak, drowning the whole area in shades of yellow that remind one of the golden vistas found in Van Gogh’s masterpieces.

Starting this month, the communes of Y Ty and Muong Hum in Lao Cai Province will step into the harvest season, followed by Mu Cang Chai in the middle of the month and Hoang Su Phi next month. Jot them down so you don’t return home regretting having missed this stunning spectacle.