Around the World : 1

In this category, we will talk about bizarre and unusual places around the world. We will talk about 3 places every week. 


Around the World : 1


Leshan Giant Buddha
( Ariel Steiner )

The Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan was carved out of a mountainside in the 8th century. At 233 feet high, it is one of the largest images of the Buddha in the world.


Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China
( AFP / Getty Images )

The Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, developed over 1,300 years by the Hani people, is a part of a farming system that incorporates livestock such as buffalo and fish in the cultivation of red rice, the region’s primary crop. The rice terraces are among 19 sites inscribed in in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2013, including Mt. Fuji in Japan, the Medici Villas and Gardens in Italy and the town of Levuka in Fiji, the nation’s first listed site.


Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
( Margo Pfeiff )

In Bolivia’s Andean high desert, Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, stretches 7,440 square miles.

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