There are lots of terraces in China, which upwardly scattering along with steep slopes. They seem to be steps for giant to go to outer space. Terraces are flatlands that are incised to slope to grow crops. It is one of the most stunning ways for people to change surface configuration. Let’s see the top 5 most beautiful terraces in China below.
Yuanyang Terrace (Yunnan Province):
There are 113.3 square kilometers of terrace fields in Yuanyang County, the core area of Honghe Hani Terrace. Yuanyang Terrace is a perfect work of natural sunlight and shadow. The terrace is also the result of Hani people’s hard working. The terrace is vast and magnificent. The large rows of terrace on the slope seem to be the ladder upward the heaven, under the cloud and mist. The floating rosy clouds make you feel you are locating yourself in the fairyland.
Yunhe Terrace (Zhejiang Province):
Zhejiang Yunhe Terrace is reputed as “the most beautiful terrace in China”. The scenery area is located at Chongtou Town, Yunhe County, Lishui City. The vertical height of the terrace is over 1,200 meters, which spans high mountains, hills and valleys. It is totally over 700 ladders. The scenery at the terrace is various in four seasons. The farmlands are filled with irrigating water in spring. Verdant plants look like green waves leading to heaven in summer. In autumn, heavy spikes of rice look like gold towers under the sky. In cold winter, the snow is more like white jade carved over the clouds.
Longji Terrace (Guangxi Province):
Longji Terrace is located in Heping Village, southeast of Longsheng County, Guilin City of Guangxi Province. The terrace is famous for its stunning spectacle. It is vast in scale and with magnificent scenery. It is winding from the foot of a hill to the peak of the mountain. The hill is more like a spiral shell and the large mountain is like a tower that are high and low scattered. The marvelous scenery can be compared with the starry sky painted by Van Gogh. The landscape is really amazing!
Youxi Terrace (Fujian Province):
Youxi is usually named “the pearl in Min” (Min is Fujian for short), which has superior geographical position; therefore it also provides autochthonous advantage to Youxi Terrace. The united terraces are natural wonderful sceneries. The farmland fields are surrounded by mountains and trees, which make a fresh environment and people will feel like they are actually in a place for taking refuge. The largest field is no more than 666.7 square meters. These fields stretch long among high mountains and lofty hills, and between furrows.
Ziquejie Terrace (Hunan Province):
Ziquejie Terrace is located in Shuiche Town, Xinhua County of Hunan Province. The surrounding terraces amount to 53.3 square kilometers. It is well known in the world for its high terrain, vast scale and gorgeous postures. The terrace has a history of more than 2,000 years. It is the mutual labour fruit of Miao, Yao, Dong and Han people. It’s also a historical site of fishing and hunting cultures at hilly area and rice cultures.