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Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

 Yuanyang County Attractions

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Introduction to Honghe Hani Rice Terraces (红河哈尼梯田)

These spectacular terraces cascade down the slopes of the towering Ailao Mountains to the banks of the Hong River. It covers an area of 1,000,000 acres, stretching over four counties, Yuanyang, Honghe, Jinpin, and Lvchun, with the main area in Yuanyang. The terraces rise by 3,000 steps at varying angles from a shallow 15 degrees to a steep 75 degrees, forming a magnificent landscape that is rare both at home and abroad. Over the past 1,300 years, the Hani people have developed a complex system of channels to bring water from the forested mountaintops to these terraces. In 2013, the terraces was inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 45th in China.

The well known Yuanyang Rice Terraces is the most popular part of Hani Rice Terraces.

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South slopes of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County, Honghe Hani Autonomous Prefecture, Yunan Province

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Main Sights

Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Bada Scenic Area, Laohuzui Scenic Area, Duoyishu Scenic Area

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Travel Information

Admission fee:

Day Pass CNY100 (including Duoyishu, Bada, Laohuzui Scenic Areas and Jingkou Folk Village)

Week Pass CNY180

Opening Hours: all day

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From Kunming Bus Station to Yuanyang: day shift and night buses are available. As you reach Yuanyang County, transfer nonstop bus the Terrace Field.

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Travel Tips 

1. Recommended length of stay: 3 days

2. Best time to visit: December to April the following year

3. Try to avoid visiting Yuanyang Terrace Field during Golden Week and summer holidays where the crowds and number of visitors will be substantially higher than usual.

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