Each year when spring rolls around, rice farmers in Mazandaran province, northern Iran, start preparing the paddy fields for transplantation.

Although the best time for rice transplantation is mid-April, farmers postponed it for several weeks this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

These days there are two ways of rice cultivation: manual or traditional, and mechanized or automatic.

Seeing the steps of rice transplantation in the paddy fields can be a tourist attraction per se as it’s a joyful experience.

What follows are Mizan News Agency’s photos of rice transplantation in Mazandaran:

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