Yuanyang Rice Terraces, located in the south of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, is a great masterpiece left by Hani people for generations. It is a wonder of terraced farming civilization created by Hani ethnic groups with the special geographical climate. It is grand scale and magnificent. Hani people in Yuanyang adjust with the mountain terrain when they built the rice terraces, either in large fields or in the small fields, and even in the stone gaps under the gully. Therefore, the terraced fields may be a hundres square meters, or only a large dustpan, but mostly it is with thousands of acres on the mountain slope.
Yuanyang Rice Terraces are mainly composed by three big scenic spots: Bada Scenic Area (including Qingkou, Qufuzhuang village, Mali village, continuous more than 14000 acres of terraces), Tiger mouth Scenic area (including Mengping, Xipu, Amengkon, Baoshanzhai village, nearly 6000 acres of terraces),and Duoyishu Scenic area (including Duoyishu village, Aichun Village, Dawa villages, covering tens of thousands of acres of terraces). So many terraced fields covering by the vast forest and cloud sea, constitute a magical and magnificent landscape.
Yuanyang Rice Terraces are widely distributed, in addition to the above three scenic spots, and there are more villages with thousands of acres of rice terraces. They are in different shapes, distinctive, but because of the poor road condition and long distance, few tourists reached.
The main attractions of Yuanyang Rice Terraces:
Qingkou Folk village
Qingkou Hani Folk Village is located in Yuanyang Terraces National Wetland Park and the core area of the World Cultural Heritage, eight kilometers away from Xinjie Town. It maintains a complete ecological system of "forest, water system, village and terrace". The Hani folk customs, distinctive ethnic culture, unique production and life style, and the terraced sea of clouds with the ancient "mushroom house", which is a model of rational use of natural resources for farming and development.
Tiger Mouth Rice Terraces
Laohuzui Rice Terraces Scenic Area is located in the Yuanyang terrace National Wetland Park. There are more than 850 hectares of magnificent terraces, in various shapes and forms. On the sunny time of winter and spring, the terraces will present the pattern of two galloping horses and hidden dragons. And like a thousand years old turtle lying in the valley bottom, as if to tell people ha
Duoyishu Rice Terraces
In accordance with Duoyishu Rice Terrace scenic area is located in the yuanYang terrace national wetland park. It is located at an altitude of 1900 meters, 650 hectares of terrace in accordance with Duoyishu village, Aichun village and Dashuzhe Village in the hill of 25 to 50 hillside. It is the best destination for viewing of the sea of clouds terraces and sunrise. Main scenic spots here: Huangcaoling terrace scenic spots, Pugao Laozhai terrace scenic spots, Duoyishu, Zongwa Tusi Official Building.
Bada Rice Terraces
Bada Rice Terraces Scenic Spot have more than 950 hectares of magnificent terraced fields. Bada terraces are spectacular, with beautiful lines and a strong three-dimensional sense. From the Malizhai River, 800 meters above sea level, thousands of layers of terraces stretch to the top of the mountain 2,000 meters above sea level. They seems to lift the Hani villages of Malizhai, Bada, Shangmadian, and Quanfuzhuang high into the sea of clouds. More than 3,700 terraced fields are like a ladder, straight to the sky. The terraced fields are golden and silver at sunset. They are the best scenic spot to watch and photograph the sea of clouds terraces, sunset and copyzhai.
Main scenic spots: Quanfuzhuang Terrace, Malizhai Terrace, Bada Terrace, Shangmadian Terrace.
Xinjie Street scenic spot
Xinjie scenic spot is located 30 kilometers to the south of the county seat, 303 kilometers away from Kunming, the provincial capital. Main scenic spots: Yunwu Mountain City, Qingkou Folk Village, Longshuba sunset terrace, TuguoVillage sunrise terrace, Jinzhu Village idyllic scenery, Bajiaoling Mountain Tusi. The main content and characteristics of the scenic spot: to enjoy the natural and cultural landscape, and hani, Yi, Han and Dai people living in harmony, with their own characteristics. Watch the sea of clouds, terraces, and study the distribution center of various ethnic folk customs.
Mengpin scenic spot
Mengpin scenic spot is located 20 kilometers to the south of Xinjie The scenic spot is mainly based on the natural landscape and cultural landscape of the Yi people, which is a place to study and understand the Yi culture, the feudal territorial economy, and the local customs. Standing on the high Laohukou, the terraced fields look like a blooming white flower, more than 3,000 mu of terraced fields in different shapes, like a snake lying stamens. Photographers as the most magnificent pastoral scenery in the world and by the French press as one of the seven new discovered in 1993.
Red River Valley Scenic Spot
The scenic area is mainly based on Dai customs, cultural landscape, showing the ancient ruins of the scenic area, modern never night city, tropical scenery, tropical fruit forest, tropical botanical garden, Dai people’s song and dance and other landscapes.
Habo scenic spot
Harbo scenic spot is located 115 kilometers to the south of the county seat and 85 kilometers to the south of the New Street of Xinjie. The scenic spot is mainly the perfect fusion of Hani folk customs, music, dance and rice farming culture. It is a place to study Hani ethnic festivals, folk customs, songs and dances.
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