Longsheng Rice Terraces
The spectacular rice terraces of Longsheng (also known as the Longji Rice Terraces or ‘Dragon’s Backbone’) were a highlight of my travels through China. The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, between 600 m to 800 m above sea level. Construction of the terraces began in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and continued until the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when construction was completed. Apart from the incredible scenery, this region offers the unique experience of seeing the culture of China’s ethnic minorities' of The Zhuang and the Yao nationalities.
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