By Shannon Lane @Shannonroselane
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The green waves of the rice crops are a result of the terraced fields on the hills of Mù Cang Chải, Vietnam.
The raised steps enable the water from the highest point to be evenly distributed across the highlands and the rice seedlings.
Swiss photographer, Claudio Sieber, photographed the artistic agriculture in September 2016.
He said: "Rice is the most important food in vietnamese cuisine, and its cultivation is an art.
"While most of the rice in the Mekong Delta is used for exports, the rice in the highlands is used for survival.
"Do the self-suffient rice farmers that grow their food know about the beauty of their art? Armed with google translator I went into a rice wine parlor to mingle with the farmers and question them about this topic.
"A foreigner exploring their lands by its own is always welcomed to enjoy some delicious rice wine and a chat.
"It appeared to me after talking to around 10 different farmers and getting drunk with them, that they are not aware about the beauty of their creations! Nevertheless they like the fact that their rice cultivation is a stress therapy for city people and an inspiration for nature seekers.”
Rice can be grown practically anywhere with a sufficient water supply and regular farming. The traditional method to flood the fields of the young rice seedlings is also an excellent pest control, as it deters vermin and reduces weeds.
This simple method and low labour cost makes rice a stable source of food for rural families.
The photographer said: "The most memorable part was driving my motorbike on perfectly maintained roads within this overwhelming nature. It was also a joy eating the first rice of the harvest together with a local family."