Yuan Yang
Rice Terraces

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Yuan Yang rice terraces
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Ecology and
land preservation

The rice farmers have had to practice those concepts centuries before they were widely accepted around the world.

Without hard work maintaining the terrace walls and irrigation system, the precious top soil would wash down the hillsides into the rivers.


Visit some of region's many ethnic minority villages and markets where locals wear their colorful traditional costumes.

Nearest major city

The Yuan Yang rice terraces are about 300 kilometers (180 miles) south of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.

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