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Yuanyang is about 300km south west of Kunming at 2000m elevation, offers one of the most scenic spots in Yunnan for the amazing rice-terraces built on the red-soil mountains by the ethnic 'Hani' for generations after generations. Anyone has to admit that it is a human engineering feat only crafted out by bare hands by those hard working people. They have created such a wonder, a beautiful natural landscape without any aid of modern machinery.

This was taken at Laohuzui, literally means 'tiger mouth', as somewhere in the myriad curving terraces there is reputedly something resembling a tiger's mouth. But I was unable to see anything remotely tiger like, instead I could spot 2 tiny dots of 'Hani' farmers on bottom RHC just to show the immense scale of this terrace.

It was breathtaking nonetheless..

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