13 Remarkable Rice Terraces

Providing more than a fifth of the total calories consumed by humans worldwide, rice is a pretty incredible grain. Also incredible are the beautifully intricate rice terraces that were used in early mass farming of the world’s favorite ancient grain.

While terraced fields can be found all over the world, below are 13 of our “hand-picked” favorite remarkable rice terraces:

1. The 2,000 year old Banaue Rice Terraces in Banaue, Philippines

Considered by some to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and it’s easy to why.

Trover photo by Cam Wears

 

2. The Longsheng Rice Terraces near Guilin, China

Trover photo by Free Your Mind Travel

 

3. Jatiluwih Rice Fields in Bali, Indonesia

Trover photo by Andy Yee

 

4. Terraces on the hills of Sapa, Vietnam

Trover photo by Jérémie Silva

 

5. Farmer tending the Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, Indonesia

Trover photo by Shawn Evans

 

6. The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras in Batad, Philippines

Trover photo by KarlijnTravels

 

7. The Yuanyang Rice Terraces in Yunnan, China

Trover photo by Grand Escapes

 

8. Terraced hills in Tú Lệ, Vietnam

Trover photo by Bien Nguyen

 

9. Terraces in Dolakha, Nepal

Trover photo by Sanjeev Shrestha

 

10. Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, Indonesia

Trover photo by Nita Gulati

 

11. The Longji Rice Terraces in Guilin, China

Trover photo by Leith Xu

 

12. Terraced fields in Sapa, Vietnam

Trover photo by Bien Nguyen

 

13. Colorful terraces in Hà Giang, Vietnam

Trover photo by Travis Richardson

 

To see even more remarkable rice terraces from around the world, check out the full list here and don’t forget to share your own discoveries on Trover!