|UNESCO #1111 - Honghe Hani Rice Terraces - CHINA|
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Honghe Hani Rice Terraces - CHINA - UNESCO #1111
Another awesome UNESCO WHS postcard from China found the way to my mailbox after travelling for almost one month - the beauty of the Eastern Rice Terraces (in China as well as in the Philippines) is almost indescribable, I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to hike on that mountains. Thank you very very much for this awesome card, the 338th in my collection (and the 30th site from China), 643 more and I will finish. This postcard took 28 days to arrive!
The Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China covers 16,603-hectares in Southern Yunnan. It is marked by spectacular terraces that cascade down the slopes of the towering Ailao Mountains to the banks of the Hong River. Over the past 1,300 years, the Hani people have developed a complex system of channels to bring water from the forested mountaintops to the terraces. They have also created an integrated farming system that involves buffalos, cattle, ducks, fish and eel and supports the production of red rice, the area’s primary crop.