Hani is famous for cultivating terraced fields and he has
created an environmental wonder in mountain area. Hani culture
is a terraced field agricultural civilization, which has
a perfect agriculture system and an agro-worship system
as well, the concept of worship is built on the basis that
man and nature are in harmony, countless terraced fields
are an evidence of this belief.
Honghe terraced fields have a long history.
From the data in Chinese characters, they have already had
a history of for more than 1,300 years. Hani terraced fields
distribute in Yuanyang, Honghe, Luchun and Jinping Counties,
connecting terraced fields are seen from mountain to mountain
with great momentum. In Yuanyang, the area of terraced fields
amount to more than 11,000 hectares, and for more than 3,000
steps of which stretch from the foot of a hill up to the
Yuanyang is on a high ridge between two
valleys. It's mainly a new town dominated by unimaginative
cement buildings and two long streets. Its buildings rise
so steeply that stairways connect many roads. Strolling
through the market was visually intoxicating. Ethnic minorities,
who make up the bulk of the people in town and the rural
scenery are Yuanyang's attractions. The town was a bustling
mosaic of brilliant color. Women in dazzlingly embroidered
outfits toted bushel baskets of produce that seemed to glow
in the alpine light.
terraced fields has been placed into the preparatory list
of World Heritage in China, the Application of Honghe Hani
Terraced Fields for World Heritage has been committed to
the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organization by Chinese Government in January, 2002.
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