The terraced paddy fields in Yuanjiang County have been sculpted into the hillsides for generations by the ethnic Hani people living in southwest China's Yunnan Province. It is said that the Hanis were among the earliest farmers to build these terraces.
In the rice fields, they would also raise fish, to eat the weeds and worms, making the rice grow better. The best time to catch this scenery amid a magnificent sea of clouds is from November to March.
About the "Go! Yunnan" series:
Yunnan Province in southwest China boasts spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 25 are in Yunnan. This livestream series will take you on tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in Yunnan to see the little-known food, scenery and folk customs. Stay tuned for our upcoming livestreams!
See more about Yuanjiang County:
Yuanjiang County: A tropical fruit kingdom
The cradle of wild aloe vera in China
How China's Hani people use plants to dye cloth
(Cover image via screenshot. Video filmed by Jin Hao, Liu Yang and Liu Ming, edited by Liu Guihu and Zhao Ying.)
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