In Northern Iran, you can enjoy astonishing views of large paddy fields coating the areas in green. The must-see sight of rice farms provide a landscape like an abstract painting right in the middle of splendid natural scenery.

Iran (IMNA) - The rice paddies not only provide the main Iranian dish but also are considered as popular photogenic tourist attractions.

Paddy fields are generally made by plowing wide-open lowland areas to cultivate rice, the routinely consumed crop in Iran.

Most of the Iran's population depends on the thousands tons of rice produced each year as the basis for their lives.

Most of the arable land for rice cultivation in Northern Iran are flooded naturally or artificially during rice production seasons. Irrigated paddy fields often produce much rice, taking benefits of steady water supply and continuous ponding.

Before the harvestation, the water has to be drained from the paddy fields. The rice fields stay very muddy, so wearing agriculture safety shoes is a must. There are two harvesting methods on rice-crop yield; machine harvesting or hand picking

It's noteworthy to know that rice paddies have important roles on local environment, including climate change mitigation, flood control and disaster management, groundwater replenishment, biodiversity, and ecosystem development.

Let's see Iranian rice harvesting through IMNA's camera.

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