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Incredible photography by George Steinmetz for National Geographic

 1. The terraced farms of the Lisu people, one one of China’s minority groups, create a patchwork on mountains near Weixi in Yunnan Province

2. The Great Wall of China

3. In Guangxi, limestone pinnacles line the Li River.

4. Blooming fields of rapeseed plants weave around hills near Luoping in Yunnan Province.

5. sand dunes in the Kumtag Desert located in the Xinjiang region

6. Taklimakan oil field in the Xinjiang region

7. Guandong Province toulou, the traditional dwellings of the Hakka minority group

8. a new suburban development in Shenyang