China is the most populous country in the world. In 2015, there is a reported number of 1,361,512,535 people living in China. In a country that has a land area of 9,596,961 square kilometers, it is a known fact that China holds a large percentage of the world’s population.
But these more than a billion people are there for nothing. Aside from being once tagged as the top manufacturer in the world, there has been a round of viral pictures of something amazing that is only exclusive in China.
This is China’s Rice Paddy Art Theme Park. It is a rice field in Shenyang City, located in China’s northeastern province Liaoning. The 453,000 m2 theme park opened last year and has been attracting a lot of visitors. It is one of the biggest canvases for rice-based art in the world.
These are not products of Photoshop, but rather the result of the hard work of a group of farmers. It is made by planting different kinds of rice that come in various colors and heights. These farmers are obliged to make new patterns each year to attract more tourists. Aside from the rice fields, camping, rafting, and weddings can also be held in the park.
And in case you still have doubts, here’s a close-up picture of a farmer meticulously planting rice.
Although the Sibe people who are occupying most of the city of Shenyang are known to make rice fields as a form of prayer for blessings, the result of their creativity is worth the visit.
Check more of their creations in the photos below.
Here’s a footage from Xinhua, showing the view of the fields from above.
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