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THE HANI RICE TERRACES

hani-rice-terracesThe Hani people in the mountains of Yunnan have been carving out rice terraces on dozens of steep mountainsides for over a dozen centuries.  After the late fall harvest, in winter they flood the terraces in preparation for spring planting.  At sunrise and sunset,  the light reflecting off them creates a scene of phantasmagorical surrealism.  Unknowingly, the Hani have created one of humanity’s most magnificent works of natural art the world has ever seen.  What you see here is only one of hundreds of terraced areas.  It is a sight beyond belief. Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #156 Photo ©Jack Wheeler)