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“the best rice terrace in the world”
Review of Hani Terrace

Hani Terrace
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We spent 3 days at Yuanyang at stay at Jacky Guest's House. very nice family and the guests house is really nice clean. The view of rice terrace from the guest house is very stunning. We had unforgettable holiday. would love to go back again.

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Reviewed 2 May 2015

You can have several marvelous views across the rice terraces and the mountain scenery without paying for a ticket. Just ask the management of your guesthouse or one of the drivers of the minibuses, some Chinese knowledge could be helpful. Sure, you need some luck concerning the weather but the area is nothing for a one day stopover anyway.

1  Thank greenpandatracks
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

We went there for the market and saw many of the Hani minority tribes. They were shy and didn't make too much eye contacts. But our guide talked to a few and they responded. But I like the variety of the vegetables and food items they were selling and the colorful costumes they were wearing. It was a fun experience.

Thank chicbean
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

The Chinese Government have done an excellent job with excellent roads and viewing terraces, while leaving the terraces in their natural and wild beauty
Simply magnificent

2  Thank frasedbv
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

Getting here from Kunming is not easy and should be undertaken when the conditions are optimal for the experience to be generally worth the time and trouble. I was there last week and most of the terraced fields had water, which made them quite photogenic.

I've been here before, in January, and they are very pretty then as well, but the weather is cold. This time it was much more pleasant.

If you don't have your own car, you need a local driver to take you around to the various view points. Some are better for sunrise, such as Duoyishu 多衣树, and others are better for sunset, such as Bada 坝达 and Laohuzui 老虎嘴.

When you pay your 100 Yuan admission fee on first entering the area, they will give you a good local map.

Important to realize that Yuanyang 元阳 is not just one single place. It's a region that is somewhat spread out along part of a mountain range. Need to allow a couple nights here so you can adapt to its peacefulness and get the feel of the place.

Also important to know that you might not get perfect viewing weather. Many of these spots are above the clouds and they can obscure the view if the winds are not right. So don't cut it too close. Allow time for driving around.

The terraced fields are not the only attraction. If you come on a weekend, you can attend a Sunday morning market in one of the villages. People come down from the remote hamlets to buy and sell, and it gets quite colorful because of the variety of minority costumes.

9  Thank ZhongguoKM
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