Mu Cang Chai terrace fields. (Photo: Zing News)
The magazine said: “Some 175 miles northwest of Hanoi, these rice paddies in Vietnam’s isolated northern reaches have gained Instagram fame for their impressive angles in a topographically challenging region.”
Each year, the colors change from green (in late spring and summer) to yellow (in October) as the rice ripens.
It suggested travelers visit the terraced fields in the beginning of October, when the rice harvest begins, and stop by twice: once early in the morning before the crowds arrive, and a second time at sunset to get beautiful shots.
Also appearing on this list is Northern Lights in Manitoba (Canada) which can be seen in high-latitude regions nearest the Arctic and Antarctica, in an array of colors from soft yellow to vibrant green to deep purple, and the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s largest forest, with a massive footprint of more than two million square miles across nine countries in South America.
Other places the made the list are Havana Metropolitan Park (Cuba), the Highlands (Scotland), Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (Japan), Grand Central Terminal (New York – the US), Old San Juan (Puerto Rico) and more.
Conde Nast Traveler magazine is one of the leading travel magazines in the world. Its annual award is known as the “pinnacle of the world tourism industry”./.