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China's cultural landscape of Yunnan's Hani Terraces onto the prestigious UNESCO's World Heritage List on June 22, 2013.

The Hani Terraces are located in Yuanyang County in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, Southwest China, 400 kilometers or 7 hours' drive from Kunming.

It is a masterpiece of Hani ingenuity spanning dozens of generations, with a history of more than 1,300 years — a spectacular traditional farming landscape.

The Honghe Hani Terraced Fields site covers 132 square kilometers (51 sq. miles) and has a buffer zone of 148 square kilometers (57 sq. miles), which includes the hillside terraced fields, the hilltop forest, the rivers and streams in the valleys, and the ethnic villages.

The Yuanyang Terraces are a paradise for photographers. The best time for photography is in February and March. During this period you can catch the prettiest of the terraces, because the rice terraces are filled with water, and every level layer of the terraces is bright with the reflective effects of light and shadow.

The Rice Terrace have been photo to death by local photographer.

Trying to be original I tried to capture isolate small scene focusing on details and composition.

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