The Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, 龙胜梯田, in the Guangxi Province of China are undoubtedly some of the most impressive man made structures I’ve ever had the privilege to see in person. The terraces were built about 650 years ago starting from the valley and winding their way up to the tops of the surrounding hills. The edges of these terraces gracefully hug the contours of the land creating a truly unique landscape.
In some places they resemble a giant staircase of mud and water leading up the hills.
In other places they seem to be waves of reflected light crashing together.
The locals gracefully wading knee deep in water and mud to form the terraces for the sowing season to come.