Best visiting season arrives for Yunhe terraced fields
Tourists admire the Yunhe terraced fields on May 12. [Photo/IC]
Early summer is the best time to visit the Yunhe terraced fields in Yunhe county in Zhejiang province.
Yunhe's rural areas, which are home to the largest cluster of terraced fields in East China, have attracted throngs of tourists in recent days.
The Yunhe terraced fields were first reclaimed by local peasants during the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) and reached their peak during the Yuan (1271-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) dynasties.
At altitudes ranging from 200 to 1,400 meters, the Yunhe terraced fields are around 1,200 meters in height and span mountains, hills, and valleys.
The Yunhe terraced fields are around 1,200 meters in height. [Photo/IC]
Tourists wander the countryside of Yunhe county on May 12. [Photo/IC]
Tourists wander the Yunhe terraced fields on May 12. [Photo/IC]