Rice terraces 08.05.2018


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Famous rice terraces.

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I arrived to terraces by bus. However bus stops at the park gate and I had to walk last kilometers by foot. With the luggage in my hands. The way is a steep trail up (height difference is about 50-70 meters).

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There are way too many construction works in the villages. Looks like tourism makes the profit for locals.

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A bit of local coloring. Just 5 minutes ago she dressed the chicken. Now it's time for some salad.

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Locals close souvenir shops in a very interesting way: they simply leave the working place and even do not close it. All the products are simply lying on the table. Looks like nobody needs it :)

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Rice terraces look beautiful only from viewpoints on top of it. It doesn't look that good from close-up position.

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Terraces are flooded every spring by rain and local springs.

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You might have an impression that a lot of water is required for rice. However it's vice versa. Actually rice can grow pretty well with just a bit of water. Though it also can grow very good in a flooded area, while weed can't.

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Level are constructed manually. In special places there's a hole to let the water go a level down. That's the way it fills with the water. When they need to drain the levels, they simply open channels to let it flow. And they repeat it each year.

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