Emma’s wish was to see the terraced rice fields. We took a two-day detour to make sure that wish was granted. The closest terraced field was the Ping’an Zhuang terraced rice fields which are located in the Ping’an Village.
The village population is more than 800 people. All the residents are Zhuang people, with the same family name of Liao.
They’re sleeping on the job right now, but you should see how hard they work when they’re carrying folks up and down the village stairs.
The village clings to the mountainside. Stone pathways and stairways lead you from one area to another.
This is one happy girl sitting on the patio of our hotel.
We visited in October which is the harvest time and the fields are beautifully golden and.
It’s hard to fathom the amount of effort and toil that goes into maintaining these fields.
The village is remote and with every turn of the pathway there is a new discovery.
The women that live at the base of the mountain are famous for their amazingly long hair and elaborate way they style it. Most of them have hair down to their knees.
Granting Emma her wish was a priceless experience for all of us. The village, the people and the amazing vistas will be etched in our minds forever.