I visited the Dragon's Backbone rice terraces in the middle of summer and couldn't have enjoyed them more. Once you leave the bus car park you are taken back in time to a place where machines and vehicles are foregone in preference for quiet physical work.The lush greenery is everywhere and the skies are azure blue. I stayed in a lovely hostel that looked out over the terraces and it was hard to tear myself away from the view.
I had intended to stay one night in order to get up early and hike to the highest vantage point before sunrise to take some amazing photos. Luckily I went for a dry run first, the previous afternoon, and managed to take some gorgeous photos as the next morning rain developed and the sunrise ended up being a little lacklustre due to fog.
Regardless, I loved my time here and would go back in a heartbeat. Truly a Chinese gem.
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