Terraced Fields In Yuanyang
Honghe Hani is famous for cultivating
terraced fields and he has created an environmental
wonder in mountain area. Hani culture is a terraced
field agricultural civilization, which has a perfect
agriculture system and an agro-worship system as well,
the concept of worship is built on the basis that man
and nature are in harmony, countless terraced fields
are an evidence of this belief.
Honghe terraced fields have a long
history. From the data in Chinese characters, they have
already had a history of for more than 1,300 years.
Hani terraced fields distribute in Yuanyang, Honghe,
Luchun and Jinping Counties, connecting terraced fields
are seen from mountain to mountain with great momentum.
In Yuanyang, the area of terraced fields amount to more
than 11,000 hectares, and for more than 3,000 steps
of which stretch from the foot of a hill up to the top.
Yuanyang is on a high ridge between
two valleys. It's mainly a new town dominated by unimaginative
cement buildings and two long streets. Its buildings
rise so steeply that stairways connect many roads. Strolling
through the market was visually intoxicating. Ethnic
minorities, who make up the bulk of the people in town
and the rural scenery are Yuanyang's attractions. The
town was a bustling mosaic of brilliant color. Women
in dazzlingly embroidered outfits toted bushel baskets
of produce that seemed to glow in the alpine light.
Yuanyang terraced fields has been
placed into the preparatory list of World Heritage in
China, the Application of Honghe Hani Terraced Fields
for World Heritage has been committed to the United
Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
by Chinese Government in January, 2002.
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