Yuan Yang County is located in Honghe Prefecture in Yunnan province, China. 95% of Yuan Yang people are associated with agriculture, making their special cultivating type – the rice field terraces in Yunnan China. The total area of Yuan Yang county is 2,200 sq. km. (849 sq. mi.) and 88% of the area belongs to ethnic minorities. The majority of the people living in Yuan Yang are Hani ethnic group. Meanwhile, there are other ethnic groups like Yi, Miao, Yao, Dai and Zhuang people living on this beautiful land. Tibet and Yunnan province are two great places to visit in China. Tourist can take a tour from Tibet to Yunnan to see the spectacular rice-paddy terraces. For more information about this, please look at WindhorseTour’s Yunnan to Tibet Overland Tour.
The town of Yuan Yang is on atop a ridge of Ailao mountain range, at an elevation of about 1,570 m. (5,150 ft.). This place is the best position for photography. On the mountain range, there are overwhelming rice field terraces in Yunnan China. Many photographers come to Yuan Yang from afar to see the spectacular scene of the featured rice field terraces. The rice field terraces in Yunnan China are one of the characteristic planting methods in China. The rice field terraces in Yunnan China have a history of more than 1300 years created by Hana people. For other related China tours, please check on WindhorseTour's Chengdu to Lhasa via Yading and Yunnan Tour.
As one of the most wonderful places to visit in China, Yuan Yang is showing its charm to tourists for its spectacular rice-paddy terrace. Hani people cultivated their land in a fantastic and perfect art. They integrated the terraced fields into a unique landform, forests and plant covers, valleys, streams and other natural landscapes. The rice field terrace in Yunnan China is a unique masterpiece of ethnic art which naturally fused the ethnical art, landscape art and agricultural technique. Yuan Yang people left the forever cultural relic for Chinese people, which has been on its function till today. Just like the Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Sichuan, bringing many benefits for future generations. The unique cultivating scene presents a beautiful watercolor painting art work.