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Yuanyang Terrace Intrduction


It is about 300KM south of Kunming,famous for rice terrace,which was written in UNESCO,and claim as the world's largest and most spectacular one,crafted out by bare hands by Hani people one thousand years ago and still use today,the rice farmers have had to practice ecology and land preservation centuries before those concepts widely accepted around the world .without hard word,maintaining the terrace walls and irrigation system,the  precious top soil would wash down the hillsides into the rivers.


Yuanyang rice terrace is a self  sustaining ecosystem.During winter to early spring,the entire filed is irrigated with spring water from the forest above to rejuvenate and getting prepared for the next season,The Hani People have repeated this for more than a thousand years.there is only one harvest in a year for Yuangyang rice terrace,;planting is from March to OCT/Nov in every year,



Yuanyang rive terrace is a perfect example of SYMBIOSIS with nature,the water evaporate from the rice terrace to form cloud,the rain is collected and trapped by the forest on the mountains,the spring water flow down to rice terrace and the whole cycle repeats itself perpetually.