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Yuanyang Rice Terraces Travel Guide

 2014-03-03    lyla    Tips    Yuanyang County    1696  

Located on the south of Yunnan Ailao Mountain, 300km from Kunming, Yuanyang rice terraces cover an area of 170,000 acres.It is the world's largest and most spectacular rice terraces.This masterpiece creatived by Hani people for generations.Since 1000 yeas ago,Hani people has began to craft out the Yuanyang rice terraces by their bare hands.With generations’ efforts,the rice terrace has been in large scale and still in using.It has been one of the famous scenic spots of Yunnan.



Highlights:

Duoyishu Scenic



The sunrise in Duoyishu is stunning.Even if you miss the sunrise,you should enjoy the beautiful morning here which is like a fairyland.The rice terraces in Duoyishu are like a colorful picture which is spectacular beautiful.

Bada Scenic



Covering a total area of 14,000 acres, Bada Scenic has stunning sunset views.It is the best place to shoot the sunset.

Habo Village



The Long Street Banquet is most famous custom in Habo Village.At the same time,you can see the traditional Hani folk activities like sacrifice to forest God, divination and other traditional ceremonies which are very interesting.

Best time to go:

The best time to shooting the terraces is from November to next April.The most beautiful time of Yuanyang rice terraces is from January to February when the amazing clouds sea may appear after Spring festival.

How to get there:

There are directly express buses from Kunming to Yuanyang Xinjiezhen every day which takes about 6-7 hours.

After arriving the Yuanyang Rice Terraces,you have variety of ways to rice terraces like taking charter vehicle or public transport, or minibus, or van.

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