Jiabang Rice Terraces - Guizhou Province
The villages of Jiabang are located 80km from Congjiang in the Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Qiandongnan. This rural region receives few western tourists, and is famous for the surrounding rice terraces which are thought to be among the most beautiful in China. The rice fields extend over a large area and are dotted with several ethnic minority villages. The scenery changes dramatically between each season. In spring the fields are ablaze with yellow when rapeseed is in bloom, then the rice is harvested twice per year. The fields are then flooded for rice planting which is followed by an abundance of green shoots which turn gradually to a deep golden colour.