Day 18: Yuanyang Rice Terraces-Part 1

The Yuanyang Rice Terraces, located on the southern slopes of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County located in the south of Yunnan Province has been famed for its landscapes, with a typically tiered landscape. Locals have turned this mountain area into one of artistic beauty for generations. In recognition, the Ming Dynasty emperor granted the title of ‘Skillful Sculptor’ to Hani people, a Chinese ethnic minority, creating both a fascinating landscape as well and water management system that is still practiced today. 

Unfortunately, it is currently the rainy season and fog blocked our view and we could only see the famed landscapes for about 20 minutes, before heading to a small local festival in one of the villages.


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