Rice terraces as far as the eye can see   4 comments

What an incredible couple of days.  Out in the Chinese countryside.  While I have loved our China tour, I wish there was more of this.  We have seen lots of cities, but little of the countryside apart from on a bus or train.  When as far as the eye can see, you see rice terraces all cultivated by human beings you begin to realise have adaptive we are.  You also have to wonder why their ancestors didn’t  just settle on flat land all those hundreds of years ago.  The integrated irigation systems and perfectly correct angle of the land to let water flow to the next terrace is a real marvel.  The village we stayed in was a cobbled together marvel of wooden engineering.  I really don’t know how it all stayed together.  What was also nice was that we could photograph people without anyone holding their hands out for money.

Here’s a brief video of the terraces too from the village.  We stood on a balcony overlooking the valley.

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Stefan Palmer

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Posted 09/10/2011 by Stefan Palmer in China

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4 responses to “Rice terraces as far as the eye can see

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  1. I’ve been dreaming of going to China for quite a while. And one fine day… )))))))

    • Hi Victor,

      China is an amazing place. Although we spent 6 weeks there we have already highlighted other places to visit for another trip. And a return to Hong Kong which was incredible!

      Stefan Palmer
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