Posted by Vi Warkentin on
When growing up I would page through encyclopedias or National Geographic magazines and be completely mezmorized by the photos of rice paddy terraces and fields. Over the years of traveling overseas, I’ve always tried to capture that amazing photo of the bright green rice fields I’ve seen in pictures.
RICE FIELDS in NEPAL
RICE FIELDS in LAOS
RICE FIELDS of SAPA, Northern Vietnam
I finally got the opportunity in northern Thailand to stop by a rice field - to get a close-up look. Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of rice and the largest strain of rice grown is jasmine.
I grew up on a farm which specialized in various types of grains so having the opportunity to walk through the rice field was a treat. For years, I had only seen photos of flooded rice fields so getting a close-up look at the rice plant was a learning experience for me.
Enjoyed our stop and getting the chance to see exactly where the rice we eat comes from.