A new album is available in my website. I am running a bit late to publish the new photos, these was taken almost one year ago in Guangxi province, south of China.
On it there are two locations, Yangshuo, arrival point for the Li river cruise started in Guilin and Logji, knows in Chinese as Dragon’s Backbone terraced Rice Fields.
Yangshuo (阳朔) it is surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li river. Karst topography is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone , dolomite , and gypsum. It is characterised by underground drainage systems with sinkholes , dolines, and caves. It has also been documented for weathering -resistant rocks, such as quartzite, given the right conditions.
Longji (Dragon’s Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon’s scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon.
The well-known Longji (literally meaning “Dragon’s Backbone”) Rice Terraced Fields were built through many generations’ hard work ever since the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The fields built along the mountains slopes wind from the riverside up to the mountain top, with the highest place of an elevation of 885 meters (968 yards) and the lowest 380 meters (416 yards).
This ingenious irrigation method makes the best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in this mountainous area. There are about 66 square kilo meters of terraced fields in southeast Longsheng County.
Hope you enjoy them and contact me for additional information about the place or suggestion to take photos there.