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- a Zhuang village at "The Dragon's Backbone" -
- surrounded by spectacular rice fields -


Note:
Often I have read or heard the statement that the rice terraces at Banawe north of Baguio in the Philippines should be the most fantastic and gorgeous in the World.
And magnificent they are indeed, although now spoiled by the usual tourist curio shops with rip-off prices
However,- having explored both the Banawe- as well as China's the Ping An rice terraces, I have no doubt that it is China who is the clear winner in the "Great World Wide Rice Terrace Competition".

At this moment I have still not uploaded any pictures from my travels in the Philippines, which makes it difficult to compare the scenic beauty of the rice terraces at Banawe to those of Ping An, but since I have run out of memory space, it is unclear when I can add some shots from the Philippines. Maybe never????
Lets see what happens - - - -

But for now,- please enjoy the spectacular rice fields of China's Zhuang people on the "Dragon's Backbone" - - -
 
 




Ping An
Here the Zhuang village Ping An on the slopes of the beautiful mountain range "The Dragon's Backbone".
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
 - roofs and bamboo -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- a Zhuang village at the "Dragon's Backbone" -
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- on the wonderful trails of "The Dragon's Backbone" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- early morning, - a great view to the village to the right, - and the valley below -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- spectacular morning mist in the valley below the "Dragon's Backbone" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- and here the terraces at late afternoon -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- and another view in magnificent afternoon light -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- rice fields on the slopes of Dragon's Backbone -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- and rice terraces-
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- rice fields and bamboo -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- rice terraces on the "Dragon's Backbone" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- more rice terraces -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- on the trails of the "Dragon's Backbone" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- passing magnificent rice terraces -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Ping An
- possibly the place with the most beautiful and unique rice terraces in the World -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Ping An
- Zhuang People -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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