Category: Yuanyang County

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Visit Yuanyang – It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time.

Yuanyang County is a home to the world’s biggest and most splendid terraced rice fields in the world which have been cultivated for Hani people.This is located to 326 kilometers to the South of Kunming which is the capital city of Yunnan Province.These are situated on the southern slopes of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County.This field is located on the southern slope of Mount Ailao and part of the Honghe Hani autonomous prefecture and to the South is the province of Yunnan. This place has a very unique and very beautiful once, you can also see from the Ailao Mountains South which also has views that are truly amazing. Yuanyang County is famous for its spectacular rice terraces is fabulous. This place has a section that forms around the 44 world heritage sites in China. These rice terraces on the Miss by water from the Red River and this river also makes for a pretty amazing place for recreation. Yuanyang is very nice and has the appeal of an amazing rice terraces which can be found in several places around the city. Yuanyang is a good place for tourist for you and if you are coming to China from Viet Nam and crossed the border in Hekou. Then you will get to the Yuanyang. This very beautiful rice fields in the summer and spring. Yuanyang county lies at an altitude ranging from 140 along the Red River up to nearly 3000 meters above sea level in the Ailao mountains and is situated about 50 km north of the border with Vietnam. The climate of Yuanyang county is mainly central sub-tropical monsoon with wet summers and dry winters. Average temperatures range from 26 Celsius down in the Red river valley to 4 Celsius in the upper reaches of the mountains.The closest large towns to the west of Yuanyang county are Shiping and Yuanjiang. Gejiu is the major town to the north-east and also the capital of Honghe prefecture. 70 km directly to the north of Yuanyang lies Jianshui, a small city with interesting monuments. A few hours to the south-east of Yuanyang is Luchun, another major Hani minority settlement turned modern city. would take 10 hours or more. Buses also connect Yuanyang with the town of Hekou and the border crossing with Vietnam (6 hours).