Picturesque views of terraced fields in Quanzhou's Dehua county

equanzhou.com| Updated: Jun 8, 2020 L M S


Farmers from Lixi village, Leifeng town, Dehua county in Quanzhou, work in the terraced fields on June 3. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

In Dehua county, Quanzhou, a city in East China's Fujian province, there are hundreds of peaks with altitudes of over 1,000 meters. Terraced fields in the county are distributed between 300 meters and 1,500 meters above sea level.

The maximum slope of terraced fields is more than 50 degrees, and the terraced fields dramatically climb from the foot of the mountains to the spectacular summits.

For thousands of years, the Dehua people have built their homes by adapting to their local conditions.

In recent years, Dehua county has taken the improvement of human settlements as an important measure of poverty alleviation.

It has carried out reclamation and green restoration to ensure that the rural environment is clean, hygienic, and tidy.


After the rain, the terraced fields and ancient houses are partly hidden and visible in the clouds and mist in Lixi village, Leifeng town, Dehua county, Quanzhou. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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