Dragon Backbone Rice Terraces in China-Stairway to the Sky


A familly walking up the path to Tiantouzhai village, Dragon’s backbone Rice terraces, China

Rice Terraces are used in farming to cultivate hilly or mountainous terrain. They are quite effective for growing crops that require a lot of water, such as rice. They also help to decrease erosion and surface runoff.
Dragon Backbone¡¯s Rice Terraces is the most amazing terrace in China! Construction of the terraces began in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and continued until the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when construction was completed. The Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces are the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labor of the Zhuang people.

The Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces is a beautiful natural picture. The linked together rice terraces vary from season to season.In spring, the water is irrigated into the fields and the terraces look like great chains or ribbons hung on the hillsides. When the onset of summer, green waves rush continuously down the mountainside from the heaven. The theme of autumn is the harvest, with the mountainside decorated with the gold of ripened millet. Coming into winter, the whole mountain will be covered with white snow, just like dragons playing with water.

Longji Rice Terraces in Guilin, China World¡¯s coolest and best Torch Festival is hidden in the terraces of Longji!! Want to see its amazing landform??? What are you waiting for?? Let¡¯s go to see this miracle, to step on the stairway to sky !!! #FantasyTravel #wonderplus Posted by WonderPlus on Friday, August 18, 2017

As well as its amazing scenery, Longji is also the area to visit to experience China¡¯s ethnic minorities’ culture. The Zhuang and the Yao nationalities live here, though mainly it is the Zhuang people. The women dress in unique and colorful costumes, singing and dancing. Guests also can join in with them to enjoy the original Zhuang life and culture, and even stay with local families enjoying both the Longji tea and the Longji wine.


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