Editor's Note: Terraces are step-like landforms for cultivation in hilly or mountainous areas that have provided food for hundreds of years and continue to play an important role in Chinese agriculture. Today these terrace fields are also marvels for travelers and photographers.
1. Hani Terraces, Yuanyang county
Hani Terraces, particularly created by Chinese Hani ethnic group, is an absolute wonder of farming civilization with a long history of more than 1,300 years. The UNESCO's World Heritage Committee inscribed cultural landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces onto the prestigious World Heritage List in 2013.