Longsheng Rice Terrace

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Coordinates: 25°45′30.6″N 110°7′12.72″E / 25.758500°N 110.1202000°E / 25.758500; 110.1202000
Longsheng Rice Terraces (龙胜梯田/龍勝梯田/龙脊梯田/龍脊梯田)
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Country China
Province Guangxi
County Longsheng County
Coordinates 25°45′30.6″N 110°7′12.72″E / 25.758500°N 110.1202000°E / 25.758500; 110.1202000
Longsheng Rice Terraces in Guangxi

The Longsheng Rice Terraces (simplified Chinese: 龙胜梯田; traditional Chinese: 龍勝梯田; pinyin: Lóngshèng Tītián) are located in Longsheng County, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Guilin, Guangxi, China.

The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, between 600 m to 800 m above sea level.[1] A coiling terrace line that starts from the mountain foot up to the mountain top divides the mountain into layers of water in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of rice in fall, and layers of frost in winter. The terraced fields were mostly built about 650 years ago.[2]

Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon.

In early June, water is pumped over the rice paddies and young plants are transferred to the main terraces.

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  1. ^ "Plant rice on scenic terraces". people.com.cn. People's Daily Online. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Terraced fields in SW China". english.news.cn. Xinhua. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 

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