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A bird’s eye view of Longji Rice Terrace in South China's Guangxi

Time:2017-08-07   Source:CGTN

A series of aerial photos taken above Longji Rice Terrace have been released. The beautifully layered Terrace caught people’s attention on the Internet because of its breathtaking summer scene. /Chinanews.com Photo

Located in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Longji Terrace is also called Dragon’s Backbone Terrace in English. It got its name from local people who said the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon. /Chinanews.com Photo

Built in the early Qing dynasty, Longji Rice Terrance has a history of more than 650 years. It’s a great combination of both wisdom and labor of the Yao and Zhuang minorities who firstly moved to Longji Mountain and started their construction of the rice terraces. Therefore, Longji Rice Terrance is also an ideal place to experience China’s ethnic culture. /Chinanews.com Photo

It’s also known to the world as an essential travel attraction of Guangxi, as well as one of the most beautiful rice terraces in China. /Chinanews.com Photo