Have you ever imagined to see the rice terrace fields in Thailand ?
Approximately 1,000 meter above sea level, Baan Pa Bong Piang in Chaing Mai’s Mae Chaem district is one of the best day trip you should add on your bucket lists of an off beaten trail tours.
Local Karen hill tribe [ Pgazkoenyau ] grow rice and corn on this paddy terrace, including vegetables. The rice cultivation starts in June or July when I just visited recently. The farmer “Dam Naa” or push the young emerald rice seedlings gently into the prepared paddies one by one, separating them to allow for their growth.
We really enjoyed walking with bare feet along the ridge and wondered how farmers work hard on rice planting on the high step.
Many travelers wish to see the sunset with incredible rice paddy. Unfortunately, we arrived during rainy season. Among the photographers, it becomes very busy during September and October when the season of harvest comes. You are also invited to stay at some ordinary wooden bungalow [ no-electricity supply ] over looking the terraced rice paddy.
Fresh air, pure nature, immaterialism and isolated remote place just reminds me of a way of life “Less is More”