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Heaven's Border | by Feng Wei Photography
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Heaven's Border

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The moment I clicked the shutter to capture this image, I felt I have seen a piece of paradise.

 

Mr. Ma, a famed landscape photographer who has been capturing the beauty of Yuanyang over the last 23 years, opens his arms and embraces the the glorious sunrise over the terraced fields on top of Ailao mountain @ Yuanyang, Yunnan province of China. The entire scene is just magical.

 

There are more than 170K acre of terraced rice fields spreaded all over Ailao mountains, from bottom to the top of the hill. These were created by peoples of Hani and Yi minorities, who have living in the mountains for over 1300 years.

 

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Taken on February 29, 2012