Longji (Dragon’s Backbone) Rice Terraces, Longsheng, China

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Longji (Dragon’s Backbone) Rice Terraces, Longsheng, Guangxi, China

The Longji Terraced Rice Fields or Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon’s scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon. Visitors standing on the top of the mountain can see the dragon’s backbone twisting off into the distance. In a early morning when weather is fine (unfortunately not like on this photo:)), the sunrise on the summit of Longji Rice Terraces is magnificent.

I did this trip to China with my very good friend and a highly professional landscape photographer Yevgen Timashov. If you haven’t seen his images then I can suggest you to subscribe to his photography blog and see why I absolutely love his style and vision. He has a really good eye in photography and his photos always inspire me. I hope to make another trip to China with him in winter this time.

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  • Brian Furbush - May 3, 2011 - 12:04 am

    Wow Ilya – this is spectacular. All the different curving lines are epic, very cool vantage point.

  • Yevgen Timashov - May 3, 2011 - 11:06 pm

    Thank you for the link Ilya! :)

  • Magda - May 17, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    Fantastic photo. I love the lines. Awesome!

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