Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces

The Longsheng rice terraces are located on the mountainside near Guilin. Rice grows in water, so each terrace needs to be carefully constructed to wind around the mountain at a constant elevation and without leaking water. The first photo shows the terraces. The rice was harvested earlier in October, after Golden Week. Some terraces are still flooded, and others have sweet potato. The river valley is far below; the drive up from the river valley takes an hour. Note the horse in the lower left-hand corner.

We ate in the Pingan village, populated by the Zhuang ethnic minority. A specialty is sweet rice cooked in a timber bamboo container. The photo shows the sweet rice and a sizzling platter of beef and vegetables.

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I enjoy travel, art, food, photography, nature, California native plants, history, and yoga. I am a retired software engineer. The gravatar is a Nuttall's woodpecker that visited our backyard.

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