Top Ten Terraced Fields in China

A terrace is a layered hilly planting area. In terraced fields, artificial or pipeline water delivery measures are generally used to maintain soil and water in layers to avoid rapid ground runoff caused by irrigation water.

1. Yuanyang Terraces

It is located in the southern part of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province. It is a masterpiece left by Hani people for generations. Yuanyang terraces are the core area of Honghe Hani terraces. Yuanyang terraces are landscape paintings that the Hani people have been "carving" endlessly for more than 1300 years. On June 22, 2013, the Honghe Hani Terraces were successfully included in the World Heritage List and became China's 45th World Heritage Site. This also marked that China surpassed Spain to become the second largest World Heritage country, second only to Italy.

2, Longji Terraces

It refers to the terraced fields developed on Longji Mountain, located in Longji Mountain, Pingan Village, Longji Town, Longsheng Autonomous County, Guangxi, 22 kilometers away from the county seat and 80 kilometers away from Guilin City. The Longji terraces are divided into Jinkeng (Dazhai) Yao ethnic terrace viewing area and Pingan Zhuang terrace viewing area. The terraces are distributed between 300 meters and 1100 meters above sea level, with a maximum slope of 50 degrees. Almost all the way to the terraces are winding roads, which rise to about 600 meters above sea level. When they reach the terraces, the altitude reaches 880 meters.

3, Jiabang terraces

Located in the northeast of Jiabang Township, in the hinterland of Moon Mountain in the western part of Congjiang County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, 80 kilometers away from the county seat, it is one of the best terraced fields in China. The total area of Jiabang terraces is nearly 10,000 mu. Among them, the most beautiful scenery is the Dangtuo Group, Jiaye Group Three, Jiaye Dazhai, Jiache Dazhai, Jiache Seven Group and other scenic spots. Scattered among these terraces are the distinctive stilts of Miao Township, like planets dotted in the Milky Way. It is a masterpiece left by the Miao people for generations. The Miao nationality is a "rice rice and fish soup" ethnic group.

4. Purple Magpie Terraced Fields

It is located in Shuiche Town, Xinhua County, Loudi City, Hunan Province, China. It is a world heritage of irrigation engineering. It is a national AAAA tourist attraction, a national-level scenic spot, a national natural and cultural double heritage, a national water conservancy scenic spot, and a historical and cultural relic of the southern rice culture and the fishing and hunting culture of the Miao-Yao mountain. Its unique farming methods and the use of mountain springs The natural irrigation system is also unique in the rice culture.

5. Youxi United Terraced Fields, Fujian

Located in Lianhe Township, Youxi County, covering an area of more than 10,700 acres. It is known as one of the five most charming terraces in China, the top ten scenic spots for discovering the beauty of the West Coast, and the photography creation base in Fujian Province. Since the Song Dynasty, the villagers have used wooden plows, hoes and other tools to reclaim terraces and plant rice, creating magical and magnificent terraces in the precipitous Jinji Mountain, which has become the main way of survival for the villagers for hundreds of years. The combined terraces intercept and store natural precipitation through the bamboo forest on the top of the mountain, and then flow into the villages and terraces with streams, forming a unique mountain agriculture system of "bamboo forest-village-terrace-water flow".

6, Jiangling Terraces

Jiangxi Wuyuan is known as "China's most beautiful village", especially the large golden rapeseed flowers on the gentle slope in spring make many people fascinated. As a representative of the rural scenery of "China's most beautiful countryside", "Jiangling Scenery" is not only a world-class photography base, it also reflects the closeness and harmony between man and nature due to the rational layout of ancient trees, rivers, terraces, farmhouses, and crops. "Oneness" is perfectly displayed here. In particular, the people on the top of the mountain have become the background of the scenery of the river and the mountains. The white walls and tiles are hidden among the yellow flowers and green trees.

7. Clouds and terraces

Located in Chongtou Town, Yunhe County, Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, it is the first batch of 4A-level tourist attractions in Yunhe County that integrates tourism and leisure, photography and sightseeing, and folklore appreciation. The scenic spot is 5 kilometers away from the county seat. It was first developed in the early Tang Dynasty and prospered in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties. It has a history of more than 1,000 years and has a total area of 51 square kilometers. Mainly distributed on the high mountains around Chongtou Town, Yunhe County, with an altitude span of more than 200 meters to more than 1,400 meters and a vertical height of more than 1,200 meters. It is the largest terraced field group in East China and is known as the "most beautiful terraced field in China". It is the hometown of photography in China. Lishui’s main wind-collecting base, the scenic spot has natural landscapes such as terraces, sea of clouds, mountain villages, bamboo sea, streams, waterfalls, and rime. "Clouds and mists wonders, floating clouds world" is a highlight of Yunhe terraces.

8, Sichuan Gaokan Terraces

Gaokan Township is located in Yunlian County, Yibin, southern Sichuan. There are tens of thousands of acres of terraced fields in the territory, which are densely distributed in vertical and horizontal directions. There are more than 100,000 mu of terraced fields in a large area of hills connecting Gaokan Township to Luobiao Town, Gongxian County. Among these terraced fields, some are floating with the undulating mountains, and some are hidden in the deep hills. Standing on the top of the hill in Hongxing Village, Gaokan Township, looking east, the continuous terraces have a panoramic view.

9, Oujia Terrace

Located in Oujia Village, Taibao Town, Lianshan Zhuang and Yao Autonomous County, Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province. It is known as the "Guangdong Lingnan Roof" at the foot of Dawu Mountain (1659.3 meters above sea level), the highest mountain in Lianshan. The terraces of Oujiacun are a scenic spot that has just been developed. Before, it mainly attracted some photography enthusiasts. Terraced field photography. Dusk and early morning are good creative times. It is more convenient to live in a farmhouse in the village.

10, Shanxi Dazhai Terraces

Dazhai Village is a small mountain village in Xiyang County, Shanxi Province. The natural conditions in Dazhai were bad, and it took ten years to build a high-yield, stable-yielding sponge field with a yield of 1,000 catties per mu. Pingshan filled the ditch and built terraces. Although most of the terraced fields in Dazhai have been returned to forests, Dazhai has become a beautiful park and mountain village. Layers of terraced fields are lush and green, fields and ponds are radiant and beautiful, artificial forests are lush, and orchards are full of fruit.

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