Rice Terraces in China

Rice Terraces China are very common to see in the south of China, especially in Longji County of Guangxi Province and Yuanyang County of Yunnan Province.

Overview
Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Four Features of Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces
Why rice terraces can be only found in the south of China ?
Tours Related to Yuanyang

Rice Terraces can be seen in lots of places in China, and most of them were built along mountain slope layer by layer, which look like steps to the heaven.
In order to plant crops on the slope, people just create rice paddies on the mountain.

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

In Yuanyang County, Rice Terraces take an area of 17000 mu (1132 square kilometers), they are the core are of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces. Such paddy fields must be a great masterpiece formed by both nature and people.


Four Features of Yuanyang Rice Terraces

  1. Covering an large area. In each area, it has an area of over 666000 square meters.
  2. Undulating geography provides slopes with an angle from 15 degrees to 75 degrees;
  3. Numerous steps of rice terraces. Just on one slope, 3001 steps of rice terraces can be seen.
  4. Higher elevation. Rice terraces stretch at an elevation from 800 meters to 2000 meters.
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Yuanyang Rice Terrace

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Yuanyang Rice Terrace

Why rice terraces can be only found in the south of China ?

There are two conditions to create rice terraces. Firstly, it must be very humid  and warm, thus it’s suitable to plant rice. Secondly, it should be a mountainous area. In the south of China, it’s close to the tropical rain forest and it’s a very mountainous area.

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces can be seen everywhere in Longji County, Guangxi Province, China. As a local saying goes like that, where there is earth, there is a piece of rice paddy.

The smaller fields look like a spiral, the bigger ones seem like a pagoda.

Best Time to Visit and Things to Do in Longji Rice Terraces 

From April 15th to June 15th, it’s the time to water fields and transplant rice.

From July to September, it’s the growing time of rice, the rice paddy fields turn green.

From September to November, all rice turn gold or yellow.

From December 15th to February, local people just leave the rice terraces empty.

In March, you can enjoy the golden rapeseed flowers around rice fields

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