Photos of Rice Fields That Look Like Broken Glass

Rice is a staple of half of the world’s population. Rice technically doesn’t have to be flooded, but it does require a lot of water to grow, and flooding it makes it harder for weeds to take root and for vermin to eat the precious grains. The flooded rice paddies that stretch across the Far East are stunningly beautiful.


System of the rice terraces demonstrates extraordinary harmony between people and their environment, both visually and ecologically, based on exceptional and long-standing social and religious structures.

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