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Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Yuanyang, Yuanyang County, China
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Spring has Spring in Yuanyang

I went in May 2015. The serious photographers would only come and shoot the magnificent water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Amazing riceterraces

One of the highlights of our trip were the Yuanyang riceterraces. Especially sunset and sunrise are... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
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Yuanyang, Yuanyang County, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in May 2015. The serious photographers would only come and shoot the magnificent water reflection on the rice terraces and I heard that there was only a few hours - dawn and dusk - then they were gone somewhere in the town. If...More

Thank intjpk
Reviewed 16 September 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 to explore the surroundings for markets. The local markets are so colourful and authentic,...More

Thank journeywesteast
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

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 Kunming main train station to Jianshui 建水站 by...More

1  Thank ksyusha_du
Reviewed 24 August 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 good choice. She makes a beautiful program in good reflection...More

Thank mctdehaas
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I had an amazing time at the terraces (even if a few of my days were hindered by fog). I went in January and got days both with and without fog. It rolls in and out really quickly so you just have to be patient....More

2  Thank Elli_Traveling
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The bus from / to Kunming South Busstation to Yuanyang Xinjie took about 8,5 hours. It just takes that long - no fog, bad traffic or anything else. There is one stop, at a rather rancid place where you cannot buy any real food. We...More

1  Thank Katinka v
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Our tour company advertised a 5 to 6-hr drive by private van from Kumning to the Yuanyang Hani Terrace scenic spot. Unfortunately, Monday April 2 was the start of the Tomb Cleaning holiday and everyone seemed headed for the country along with us. We left...More

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Door to door, it took us 11 hours to get here from Kunming. Was Yuanyang nice? Yes. Was it worth an 11 hour journey. No. As a top site of China per the Lonely Planet I expected too much. The scenery wasn't spectacular and the...More

2  Thank engrob84
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

You must be there to believe your eyes, stunning view of the rice terraces, many colors, see the sunrise and in the sunset. I got excellent weather - no fog. You should pay 100 yuan to get to this area. You can go from point...More

1  Thank yboxer
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you go to Yunnan, you must go and see such natural sights of man made farm terraces. It's a 7 hour ride from Kunming but it is worth it.

Thank ngsuaneng
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5 November 2016|
Response from Sing Ngan L | Reviewed this property |
Most of the guesthouses have zircon. Shouldn't be a problem looking for one with zircon rooms.
15 February 2016|
Response from Jerzy G |
The thing is that the scope of walking depends entirely on you. You want to walk, you walk... You just want to see - you hire a local guide, eg. Belinda (a very nice, English speaking person) who can drive you arround and... More
9 January 2016|
Response from sonia m |
It​ is a mix right now. Some are green and lot's have water in them. they look nice but it has been pretty raining. We walked in the rain yesterday. Today was raining and misty.