Magnificent rice terraces
• Magnificent rice terraces
At last we reached the stages of rice terraces in the south of China's Yunnan province. To get to the terraces can be either on the bus or rent a car in Kunming. We took the car to the driver. Two days turned out about 2,600 yuan (29,000 Rubey) (including gasoline, food and accommodation of the driver, road and payment cards. Just a car with a driver in China worth 700 yuan a day). Go to the terraces of 380 km, but because the road is part of the mountain serpentine, leaving it for 6 hours.
Spring flood the terraces and they are especially beautiful. Here the main thing that lucky with the weather. As the mountain region, there are frequent fogs. The owner of my hotel said that we are still very fortunate, sometimes weeks can not see anything because of the clouds and fog.
And here is the cloud
One of the many villages.
I went to greet the dawn.
The clouds here at this time is very low, something you can see just above them
According to the plan, the horizon should be a beautiful valley, but it is not visible because of the clouds
This is the view from my hostel window. I recommend, Jackie's Guesthouse in the village Pugao Laozhai, $ 25 for a room with a private shower. The most important thing - it's kind.
Very lucky with the dawn.
In the morning the clouds were below the level of my hotel and even managed to shoot something.
After 30 minutes the clouds arose and it was not seen nothing
You can be removed and the usual hotel, lot of them here, but there will be crowds of Chinese tourists and no romance. In the photo a crowd of photographers removes dawn.
The terraces are located at an altitude of 200 to 2,000 meters above sea level. They were created by hand for over 1000 years ago.
Local market. Chicken weighed alive.
There is also plucked.
Locals go in their national costumes.
Even women weeding the roadside, in suits. Interestingly, they are forced to go so?
In any case, it looks very cute
And then cloud up and did not see anything.
The trail with beautiful views
There should be a view of the valley
And so, judging by the map, the point with the best view of the valley flooded terraces. Photographers waiting for weather ...
Yunnan population, the largest producer of rice in China, mainly of Hani ethnic group. She grows rice in the last 1300 years.
climb higher and become something to be seen.
To go is probably better in April, when the grass is green.
While it looks rather dry
Here they are!
Baba and a rooster.
The terraces occupy a large area - more than 20 thousand square kilometers. They repeat the natural rock reliefs.
From November to April the water drenched terraces beautifully reflect sunlight. In the summer they are bright green because of the shoots, and in autumn they are yellow.
Rice terraces are among the seven most beautiful places in China.
In general, the main thing here - it is to catch the weather. If you're lucky, you'll see something like this:
And if not, you will not see anything. But go here definitely worth an incredibly beautiful place!