Rice Terraces

Landmark in Longji Rice Terraces

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These are the clear standouts in the area. Rising to 1000m, they are an amazing feat of farm engineering on hills dotted with minority villages. One of the most sublime and beautiful images rewards the climb up to the Nine Dragons & Five Tigers Viewing Point with its astonishing, curvaceous layers of terraces. It's around a 30-minute walk above Píng'ān. The oldest field is over 700 years old; you pass it just before making your ascent to Dàzhài.