China’s Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage

By | June 22, 2013

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On the 22nd of June, the 37th World Heritage Conference passed and included the Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China (红河哈尼梯田文化景观) into UNESCO’s World Heritage, thus the number of World Heritage sites in China has been increased to 45, surpasses Spain and becomes the country with the second largest number of World Heritage sites, second only to Italy’s 48 World Heritage Sites.

China Yunnan Honghe Hani Terrace

The Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China (红河哈尼梯田文化景观) is located in Yuanyang County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. The declared area reaches 16,603 hectares, the buffer area of 29,501 hectares, including the most representative contiguous rice terraces and its forest-dependent water, irrigation systems, ethnic villages. The Honghe Hani Rice Terraces shows local production and lifestyle, and reflects the harmony between man and nature, and people’s tenacious survival ability, great creativity and optimism by surviving the extreme natural conditions.

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Source: Gov.cn

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