Jiabang Terraced Fields
China was one of the first countries in the world to grow rice. As early as 7,000 years ago, the Chinese started rice cultivation in the Yangtze River basin. At present, rice is available in many parts of China. In the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, people grow rice on the plains, while in the southwestern region, local minorities have planted a large number of terraced rice fields, the most famous of which being Yuanyang terraced fields in Yunnan, Longji terraced fields in Guilin, and Jiabang terraced fields in Guizhou, etc.
Unlike Yuanyang in Yunnan or Longji in Guilin, the cultivated land in Guizhou is much smaller, and between the two, Jiabang holds a good place among the most spectacular sites in this area.
Jiabang is a set of rice fields spread over several villages covering an area of 40km² and extending to the neighboring site of Jiajiu in Guizhou.
Between the cultivation of rapeseed in the spring and the rice harvests, the terraced rice fields of Jiabang change color over the seasons, going from green to yellow in an infinite cycle.
The best time to visit this site is from March to August. In spring, the fields are filled with water, which looks like a mirror and changes color with the strength of the sun. In May, farmers start planting rice, and the mountains turn green. In July and August, the mountains are covered with golden yellow, and when the wind blows, it is really fantastic. In September, farmers start harvesting. So from September to the end of February of the following year, the terraced fields here are very ordinary.
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