A paddy field is a flooded parcel of arable land used for growing semiaquatic rice. During the 20th century, paddy-field farming became the dominant form of growing rice.

Hill tribes of Thailand still cultivate dry-soil varieties called upland rice. Paddy field farming is practiced in Asia, namely in Cambodia, Bangladesh, China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines,

Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Fields can be built into steep hillsides terraces and adjacent to depressed or steeply sloped features such as rivers or marshes. Within the various geographies of the land, the rice fields could have the most varied typologies, from flat to the most worked in terraces

Rice is one of the main foods in the diet of almost every person in Asia and it is either consumed in its original form or made into a variety of foods. Hence, it is normal to see large areas of rice fields over the road and some areas can produce three crops a year. 

Source: https://earth.esa.int

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