I am continually amazed by China’s natural beauty, and the Lonji Rice Terraces in Guilin, China, dubbed the “Dragon’s Backbone” for the stacked terraces that resemble dragon’s scales, is no exception. The terraces are nearly 700 years old, cover an area of over 16,000 acres, and are still used by local villagers to grow rice. What. A. View. Source: Helminadia Ranford