Rice Paddies of Shanlin (Shanlin District)

Shanlin is surrounded by mountains on three sides and has the north-south Qishan River flowing through it. Shanlin’s forefathers constructed canals to take water from the Qishan River to irrigate the riverside plain and river terraces and gradually turned those areas into fertile farmland. With its warm, pleasant tropical monsoon climate, Shanlin has become an important area for rice production. Its patchwork quilt of green rice paddies represents a precious gift from the gods.