In pictures: Asia’s picturesque fields and terraces

THE beautiful agricultural fields and terraces of Asia are amongst the most beautiful images most people take when traveling around.

These images are of locations as varied as Burma, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. Each indicates something about the economic makeup of the area, the geography and the amount of work locals, and the generations before them, have poured into the land.

Fields near Paro, Bhutan. Pic: Joanne Lane,

Planting rice in Java, by Mt Merapi. Pic: Joanne Lane,

Buffalo amongst the terraces in Hsipaw, Myanmar/Burma. Pic: Joanne Lane,

Tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. Pic: Joanne Lane,

The steep hillsides of the Annapurna region, Nepal are heavily terraced. Pic: Joanne Lane,

Planting rice on steep terraces in Kapit, Malaysian Borneo. Pic: Joanne Lane,

A patchwork quilt of paddy fields in Mai Chau, Vietnam. Pic: Joanne Lane,

Small villages nestled between the agricultural terraces in the high regions of Uttarakhand, India. Pic: Joanne Lane,


Rice paddies in Bali, Indonesia. Pic: Joanne Lane,

Tea picking in Sri Lanka's hill country among the terraces. Pic: Joanne Lane,

All images by Joanne Lane,