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The rice fields of Bali
Bali is known as the “land of the gods”. It seems as if the gods themselves were farming these rice fields in order to create these intensely green terraces.
The salt ponds of Maras
The salt mines in Maras form terraces on the side of a hill. A salt-water stream feeds the 5,000 wells where salt is harvested.
Sapa rice terraces
The mountain sides covered with rice fields in Sapa are one of the most visited areas in Vietnam. Eight ethnic minority groups live in these mountains from the sale of the rice that they grow there.
Yuanyang rice fields
The reflection of the sun onto the water creates a special atmosphere in these natural terraces. January and February are the best months to visit them, just after the harvest.
Banaue rice terraces
The Philippine Islands
The Filipinos have been growing rice on these terraces at over 1,500 metres above sea level for over 2,000 years. Could they be the eighth wonder of the ancient world?
The terraces of Pamukkale
The water enriched by minerals rises from inside the Earth at a temperature of 36°C and fills the white thermal baths created by nature.