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    Rice Terraces of Yunnan - Great Attractions (China)

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    Take a tour of Rice Terraces of Yunnan in China – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. From the distance, the Yunnan landscape looks like marbled swirls of green, brown, and blue. It is only up close that you begin to appreciate the topography's massive scale. Each one of the swirls is an earthen terrace, of human height, for growing rice. These tens of thousands of rice terraces run up and down the hillsides of this southern Chinese province. The ponds of water in each terrace change color depending on rice growth and local weather. The Yunnan rice terraces are breathtaking at any time, but especially at sunset or sunrise.