First step of the rice season 2020 in Pua

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Planting rice in Pua, North Thailand

It is that time of the year again, juist before the real raining season begins. The local farmers of Ban Hia are preparing the rice fields for the next season. The first thing is that the rice fields are cleared of the remains from the previous harvest of corn, vegetables, garlic, etc. Unfortunately most of that remains are burned. Then the rice fields are plowed and some paddies are filled with water. Living near the mountains there is always water. This is done a bit early so frog will start to live in the water, what gives at night a wonderful frog concert. Of course the local farmers will eat the frog, especially the very young frogs. So you will see people with fishing nets walking thru the water. While in the meanwhile a group of farmers is working on 1 dry piece of paddy. This will stay dry and will be used to grown the first stage of the rice plants. How? Well first with a big stick holes are punched into the soil. Then a lady comes and puts a small hand-full of rice grains in the hole. Then the hole is a bit closed. Otherwise it would be lunch buffet for all the birds. The rise is first grown here on dry soil and after 1 months replanted into a paddy with water. For more information about Nan province see Destination Travel Guide Nan province, North Thailand.

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Fishing for frogs in Pua, North Thailand


Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Planting rice in Pua, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Planting rice in Pua, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Planting rice in Pua, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Planting rice in Pua, North Thailand



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