17 Tremendous Terraced Rice Fields

February 17th, 2011 Permalink

Like rice? Rice is a staple in many countries. Terraced paddy fields are very common in rice farming where the land is hilly or mountainous.
Terraced rice fields helps to decrease erosion and work well for rice crops which need to be grown in a flooded area. Terraced paddy fields are built into steep hillsides by intense physical labor, sometimes by using a water buffalo to help in the wetlands. While terraced rice fields are a common sight in third-world countries, it is an uncommon sight for many of us. We loved these pics – 17 Tremendous Terraced Rice Fields.

Terrace rice fields in Yunnan Province, China

Terrace rice fields in Yunnan Province, China. Photo #1 by Jialiang Gao

Banaue Philippines Terraced Rice Fields

Banaue, Philippines – Terraced Rice Fields. Photo #2 by Jeff Werner


Yuanyang sunset rice terraced mountain

Yuanyang sunset rice terraced mountain. Photo #3 by Takeaway

Banaue rice terraces

Banaue rice terraces Photo #4 by Jon Díez Supat

Fields of Gold - Boracay Island & Rice Terraces (Philippines)

Fields of Gold – Boracay Island & Rice Terraces in Philippines. Photo #5 by momo

Reflections of the clouds at sunset over the rice terraced mountains of the Hani people in Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China, in wintertime, when the paddies are left filled with water until planting in Spring. Photo #6 by Takeaway

Bay-yo Rice Terraces, Bontoc, Mt. Province. Photo #7 by Shubert Ciencia

Terrace fields amidst Himalayan ranges, near Rishikesh

Terrace fields amidst Himalayan ranges, near Rishikesh. Photo #8 by Ekabhishek

Mountain of Rice - rice terraces

Mountain of Rice – Philippines. Photographers noted, “These rice terraces that follow the contours of the mountain had been here for roughly 2,000 years. Dubbed as the eight wonder of the world, these rice terraces are carved out of rocky mountainsides in most of the Cordillera Provinces — following sacred traditions and skill passed on to generations. On the average, these rice terraces are 1,500 meters above sea level.” Photo #9 by Storm Crypt

Hamanoura (Saga) rice terraces in Japan

Hamanoura (Saga) rice terraces in Japan. Photo #10 by kanegen

Terraced Fields in Machu Picchu, Peru

Terraced Fields in Machu Picchu, Peru. Photo #11 by Christophe Meneboeuf

Evening sun in terraced paddy fields

Evening sun in terraced paddy fields. Photo #12 by takuma kimura

Rice terraces in early morning mist, Guangxi Province, China

Rice terraces in early morning mist, Guangxi Province, China. Photo #13 by miquitos

Terrace rice fields in Yunnan Province, China

Terrace rice fields in Yunnan Province, China – shot 2. Photo #14 by JialiangGao

Banaue rice terrace - Philippines

Banaue rice terrace – Philippines. Photo #15 by Agricmarketing

Rice Terraces in Longsheng near Guilin China

Rice Terraces in Longsheng near Guilin China. The photographer noted, “The rice terraces have been in use for hundreds of years by the Yao ethnic people of this region.” Photo #16 by Jack French

Rice terraces While trekking around the Annapurnas

Rice terraces While trekking around the Annapurnas. Photo #17 by Eric Montfort


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