Travel always makes you feel at east. Thank to China Highlights “New hand Training”Plan, I, together with other colleagues, have honor to enjoy the amazing Terraces Field.
After 2 hours driving, we get to our destination- Longji Ancient Zhuang Village Terraced Field
, which is a village with over 700 years history. Here is more quite and traditional compared with other villages that are over open to tourists. Citizens usually wear white costume with silver decoration, thus, they are also called White Clothes Zhuang
. Shuttling back and forth meandering footpath in the village, you always meet kids smiling to you shyly, dogs wagging their tails friendly as well as villagers sitting ahead of house for rest freely. Swallows standing on the electric pole, no need to worry someone will hurt them. A kind of slight flavor spread from the remote pieces of paddy field. At this moment, I skip out from city noisy, just immerse into god-given tranquility and harmony.
The Terraces field in Longji Impression Four seasons
Had lunch in a restaurant featured with local taste, we move on our way to a Museum, which is built to cultivate tourists’ sense of culture protection. The museum is the epitome of culture at local, in which show daily supplies, costume, cooker and farming tools in the age of 90s
. But what make me impression deeply counts four photography works—Terraces in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The guide told us, now it is really hard to see such sight again. In order to make a better living, youth labors swarm into cities for working, only elders and children are left, the so-called left-behind family members. Thus, few and few farmers keep farming. On the other hand, annual precipitation is reduced year after year, which turns condition worse. Recent years, government enhances agricultural subsidy policy so that we could still have the chance to view a whole rice field.
Unwittingly, we arrive at the top of hill. Here we could have a bird’s-eye view of the panorama. Looking around, rice fields pave the whole mountain and extend to remote area. I haven’t been seen such a large field of rice in green before. Rice paddies are layer upon layer stretching from the foot to the top. I was chocked
by the front amazing work that created by the forebears with blood, sweat and wisdom.
The ancient Zhuang
village, the mainstream culture in local and a symbol of Chinese culture, is not only a local issue, but also an important resource. It contains rich cultural meaning. So every one inboard or outboard visiting here, should bear the same obligation to maintain and protect it.
Rice Terracesand quaint Ancient Zhuang
Village are highlights in this classic Chinese landscape. Why not tour the rice terraces and village, meet local farming families, and enjoy authentic country-style cooking in the village restaurant.