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Yuanyang Rice Terraces

 Yuanyang County Attractions

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Introduction to Yuanyan Rice Terraces (元阳梯田)

The terrace field in Yuanyang county of southwest China's Yunnan Province. The terrace field in Yuanyang where people of Hani ethnic group live covers an area of some 113 square kilometers, it is a masterpieace created by Hani People. They bring these mountain slopes under cultivation according to the mountain's shape and location. The Yuanyang terrance field is more than just a farmland, it looks so spectacular, you will be amazed by it's grandness. 

The large scale Hani terraced fields of covers several counties in Yunnan that includes Honghe, Yuanyang, Lvchun and Jinping County. The terraced fields in Yuanyang County is the main scenic area of the Hani Terraced Field with a total of 25,000 acres. The number of steps in the Yuanyang terraced fields can reach up to 3,000. There are three major scenic spots in Yuanyang County: Bada Scenic Spot, Laohuzui Scenic Spot and Duoyishu Scenic Spot. 

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

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Main Sights

Terrace field, Duoyishu scenic area, Bada scenic area, Laohuzui (the Tiger Mouth) scenic area, Jingkou Folk Village

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Travel Information

Admission fee: CNY100 (including Duoyishu, Bada, Laohuzui Scenic Areas and Jingkou Folk Village)

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. 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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Tour including Visiting Yuanyan Rice Terraces (Yunan)

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