Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Yuanyang County

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Hike through picturesque rice paddy fields surrounded by green hills and mist at Yuanyang Rice Terraces. When the water fills up the terraces, they mirror the landscape, creating some amazing abstract formations. Witness sunsets and sunrises from five main viewing platforms, each giving a different perspective, then enjoy some refreshing tea and taste local cuisine while gazing at beautiful nature. Due to the area's renowned fogginess, which definitely adds to the charming ambiance, many visitors choose to stay for a couple of days in order to catch clear weather. Ask a local person to point out where you can buy some rice produced in the area. Take a look at our Yuanyang County day trip planning app to schedule your visit to Yuanyang Rice Terraces and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • September 15, 2017
    One of the highlights of our trip were the Yuanyang riceterraces. Especially sunset and sunrise are wonderful. Photographer's paradise! What we also really liked is that Yuanyang is a wonderful base t...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    It's a stunning place! Highly recommended to visit. I stayed in Duoyishu, Pugaolao 普高老, very close to terraces and liked it a lot. A long tiring trip from Kunming, but worth it. I went by myself, from...  more »
  • August 24, 2017
    Recently my partner and I spent 21 days traveling through Yunnan. The rice terraces was really our highlight of the journey. We ask Henriette at China Minority Travel to organize our trip. That was a ...  more »

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