Longji Rice Terraces
Xinglong N Rd, Longsheng Gezuzizhixian, Guilin Shi, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China
Hiking the rice terracesIn the Longji Rice Terraces in Yunnan Province, China, people plant rice in thin, flooded strips that hug the hills as far as the eye can see. Water buffalo and farmers like this man traipse through the mud together to plow them, back and forth for days. We hiked past him through the fields from Tiantouzhai village to Ping’An on a warm and misty day in May, listening to the sounds of our footsteps echoing against the wet rocks.