Rice Paddy Terraces

Where are these famous rice paddies? I wonder if the rice tastes as good as they look?


The winner is Caz…who guessed the Longshen Rice Terraces, also known as The Dragons Back Rice Terraces in China (OK she only said Longshen China).

Thanks again to Andrea and her educational travel blog.  Here is what makes these rice terraces so special to Andrea:

“It’s a special place because the terraces are stunning. They were mainly built during the Ming dynasty, so are about 500 years old. The lower terraces are at 380m, while the highest part is 880m, so there are 500 meters of stunning photographs at every turn. One of the best parts of Longshen are the female porters, who moonlight as manic pashmina sellers in the evenings. They have a wonderful humor that breaks through any language barriers. The family homes that are run as guesthouses also make it a special place to stay. Longshen is a wonderful break from the crowds and pollution of China. Although the hike can be done in a day, you can easily spend a week here.

Caz gets the prize this week so please check and her husband Craig out over on y Travel Blog. It’s one of my favorites and I featured it  in my amazing travel bloggers list.

Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday, wow that’s a mouthful! If you’re new or never bothered to actually read what I write, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels (and sometimes from a featured guest…see below for details on how guest post) and you guess where it is.

This week’s photo comes from Andrea and her travel blog Travel Teach Travel. Andreas a woman after my own heart, working and traveling her way around the world. She’s a self professed horrible tourist (she doesn’t see the major sites! what did you think I meant???), and she injects a nice sense of humor and realism into the long term travel trade.

The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country and Place Name) will win a link back to their blog with the anchor text of their choice in this post (keep it clean and relevant).

Leave your guess and recent post in the comment section below. Last week Norbert won in record time Berlin, Germany’s Holocaust Memorial. This week we are making it harder on all of you. So good luck and let the guessing begin!

I will also stumble and review the latest post of anyone who leaves a comment even if the winner has already been picked (up until next Thursday). Andrea will also join in on the stumble love as well! Yes, the prizes heavily favor the blogging and travel geeks amongst us. If you don’t have a website, then leave your favorite website or better yet a charity that deserves attention. Yes, I also get behind on my stumbling responsibilities, but they always get down and I love to stumble at once.

Good luck!

Guesses aside, all comments are welcome!

Be a Guest Photographer

If you’re looking to help increase the visibility of your blog, drive more traffic, or just share your pretty pictures then why not be a guest photographer for Photo Contest Friday on Todd’s Wanderings! This is no longer as new feature as we have had 5 weeks of guest posters and have the next 3 weeks filled already!

If you’re interested in having your photograph featured then send me an e-mail through my Todd’s Wanderings Contact Page with the Subject line: Photo Contest Friday. Don’t forget to tell me which site your coming from and I’ll be in touch and explain how to send the photo. Keep in mind that your photo should be awesome!

The photograph should be your own and should have a few small clues in the photo to help the reader out if they’ve never been there (no, I don’t follow this last rule myself all the time…but it’s my website). I’ll link to your page and talk you up as the guest poster. I can be very flattering when I want to be.

Oh, and it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. You should be an independent travel blogger. You big companies have more than enough SEO stored up to get you through the winter.

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23 Responses to “Rice Paddy Terraces: Travel Photo Contest Friday 28”

  1. DawnNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations Caz! That was a tricky one this week – you certainly know your rice paddys!

  2. AndreaNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats Caz!! Pretty hard to fool you two with locations from around the world ;)
    Andrea´s recent [type] ..Budget Accommodation in Manila – Makati Apartelle

  3. Noida HotelsNo Gravatar says:

    Great News!! Travel and shoot everything ….

  4. AndreaNo Gravatar says:

    The waiting is starting to get to me! I don’t like keeping secrets from you, but soon you will know.
    Andrea´s recent [type] ..It’s Not All Jeepneys You Know – A photo essay of Manila

  5. AaronNo Gravatar says:

    Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces near Longshen, Guangxi, China.

  6. Marnie AlvezNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve only been to Sapa, Vietnam and the Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines.. so my guess is Sapa =)
    Marnie Alvez´s recent [type] ..A trip back to Sagada sweeter the third time around

  7. i have no idea where the country and place is, but its a cool photo

  8. DawnNo Gravatar says:

    ‘raid you have me this week, Todd. I just can’t place this image.

    In the interest of helping anyone else, I have a feeling that it could be the Philippines. But where in the Philippines – no idea. Now my suggestion might be leading you completely astray but not intentionally.

  9. AndreaNo Gravatar says:

    My last comment was of course supposed to be for Dave. There are some really interesting guesses, and although Todd has sworn me to secrecy I’m pretty sure I’d be allowed to tell Cam that it isn’t in Arizona – I like your style though, when in doubt go random!
    Andrea´s recent [type] ..Manila Jeepney Smiles

  10. andreaNo Gravatar says:

    Very nice of you to leave a few clues. Will they help anyone???

  11. TravisNo Gravatar says:

    Connie took my guess (Sapa), but I’ll fire off a 2nd guess anyhow: Dragonbone rice terraces in Longsheng, China

    Travis´s recent [type] ..Flashpacker’s Photo Of The Day – Barrel of Sake

  12. KatNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, it’s someplace I’ve never even been close to, but would love to travel that part of the world someday! I love the irony I see in the photo.
    Kat´s recent [type] ..Shall we Play a Game

  13. CamNo Gravatar says:

    Tough one – good job! ;-)
    Judging by the traditional attire of the woman in the photo, I’m going to guess it’s Nepal – Annapurna area?
    Otherwise its the Grand Canyon in Arizona
    Cam´s recent [type] ..Photo of the Week- Halong Bay- Vietnam

  14. Dave*No Gravatar says:

    I don’t have a guess. But if it’ll help anybody else, I would say that person on the right is dressed in what looks like Hmong/Miao clothing, or perhaps a similar mountain tribe of South China/NE SE Asia.

  15. andreaNo Gravatar says:

    Some interesting guesses. But I’d keep them coming …

  16. KirstyNo Gravatar says:

    Ping’an China

  17. AndreaNo Gravatar says:

    Mmmm, lots of rice terraces look the same, and there are more of them in the world than the 3 guesses so far… But Todd made me promise not to tell.
    Andrea´s recent [type] ..The Other Side of Itaewon

  18. graceNo Gravatar says:

    Banaue, Philippines?
    Although I don’t think so, I’m a little biased ’cause thats the town I was born in and the rice terraces there are amazing! :)
    grace´s recent [type] ..Habla Ingles

  19. ConnieNo Gravatar says:

    Sapa, Vietnam

  20. Longshen China
    Caz Makepeace´s recent [type] ..Travel Photo- The Cliffs of Moher- Ireland

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