Ping’an Rice Terraces – Photo Essay

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.

The village population is more than 800 people. All the residents are Zhuang people, with the same family name of Liao.

Rickshaw Carriers

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.

The village clings to the mountainside. Stone pathways and stairways lead you from one area to another.

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This is one happy girl sitting on the patio of our hotel.

Harvesting

We visited in October which is the harvest time and the fields are beautifully golden and.

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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 village is remote and with every turn of the pathway there is a new discovery.

The woman 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.

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.

Tranquil beauty beyond description.

Tranquil beauty beyond description.

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.

2 responses to “Ping’an Rice Terraces – Photo Essay

  1. I have to admit, after hearing the description that I might have to add that experience to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing your wish with us Emma.

  2. Yes, Emma picked a good one. I’d totally recommend adding it to your bucket list, John. The village itself was almost like being transported back in time. I would love to have stayed longer.

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