Every year, the paddy art created by the Yuanli Farmers' Association in Miaoli County attracts numerous tourists. Past designs have included yellow ducks, the goddess Mazu, and leopard cats. This year, farmers used rice varieties of four different colors to create an enormous dragon boat.
This aerial view shows a dragon boat inside a rice paddy, charging through white-colored waves. The boat is carrying zongzi, sticky rice dumplings eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival, and has Chinese characters urging people to have a good time during the festival on top. Tourists admired the art.
A dragon boat? (It's a dragon boat, right?) Yes. It's probably a dragon boat.
It really resembles one. Now that you mentioned it, I can see it more clearly.
This paddy art was created by combining rice paddies planted with rice varieties in different colors, green, yellow, white, and purple. It is the work of Miaoli County's Yuanli Farmers' Association, which says it designs different patterns every year between the first and second cultivations to attract tourists. It adds this year's dragon boat design proved to be extremely challenging.
The head of the dragon and the scales are very detailed. We had to pay close attention to the combination of colors while creating them to ensure they would be easy to perceive.
Designs in past years included yellow ducks, the goddess Mazu, and leopard cats. The paddy art will be viewable until July, and tourists are reminded to take advantage of this opportunity.