Yuanyang Terrace is a masterpiece left by Hani people from generation to generation. Its beauty can not be described in words. Travel to Yuanyang is best to drive by oneself. The following points should be noted: Yuanyang in January and February has clouds almost every day, and its visibility is very poor. Self-driving friends need to drive cautiously. 2. The weather in Yuanyang is changeable, so it is suggested to stay in the scenic hotel for a few more days so as not to lose sight of the scenery you want to see. 3. The accommodation and catering conditions in Yuanyang Scenic Area are poor, which requires certain psychological preparation and corresponding work in advance. 4. Because of the early development of terrace tourism, some Hani people have lost their simple folk customs. Especially some Hani children will ask for money when they see tourists. Never give them money. This will undoubtedly damage their life and destroy the terraces born of Hani people. 5. There is no need to stick to those scenic spots in terrace view. Walking more will bring many new discoveries. Self-driving is the best. 6. Friends who drive on terraces need to fill up their gas in Yuanyang County in advance. There are no gas stations in the scenic spot.
1. On the day I went, the weather forecast was sunny. For photography, not sunny day is a good day to take pictures. It needs fog to look good. It is said that if you want to take good pictures, you have to wait at least one month to see your luck. Terraces have been released in December, but the best time is January and February, which is also the peak season of Yuanyang terraces. The best season is 2. Accommodation. There are many places in Yuanyang County, but living in the county can not see the sunrise. The place where Yuanyang Terraces can see the sunrise is in Duoyi Tree. The County town is more than 50 kilometers away from the mountain road, to Xinjie is cement road, to Xinjiexiang = to Doyishu is mooring oil road. Driving at night is difficult. If you want to see the sunrise, you can live in Xinjie Township (the old county town of Yuanyang). It's very convenient. You can go to Duoyishu for 20 kilometers and drive for an hour. There are also accommodations in Doyishu. Many people live there at sunrise, and it is convenient to walk to the viewing platform. 3. Look at the sunrise. The December sunrise in Doyi Tree usually rises around 7 o'clock. There are stars in the sky. It's not very many but also very good. Look at the sunset in the tiger's mouth. When we go, it collapses and the scenic area is closed. Sunset can also be seen in Bada Scenic Area. But Bada mainly looks at the panorama of terraces. 4. Look at the sunrise, you can go straight to Doyi Tree, the door is selling tickets, 24 hours a day, there are people on duty. 5. Yuanyang terraced fields are basically not walking, they are driving by themselves. No sightseeing bus seems to be in sight. 6. When we get there, the whole scenic area is being renovated. Only the tickets to Doyeshu and Bada are checked. I don't know if they are strict in peacetime. There are some viewing platforms and terraces along the roadside of the scenic area. But the best viewing places are all enclosed and collected. 7. As for the sunrise shooting point, at the Doyishu viewing platform, first of all, I'm not professional. I feel that the best place to see before is on the right side of the viewing platform. I think so too, but add that you should stand on the right side of the highest place, without any shelter, and the viewing platform of the lower layers, plant shelter, the effect is not very good. 8. Yuanyang terraced fields, the natural scenery transformed by the unique farming method, & 160, are the landscape and pastoral scenery carved by Hani people for more than 1300 years. Autumn is twilight and winter is coming. In the mountains, you will find that because of mountains, rivers become winding; because of mountains, roads become circling; because of mountains, there are more terraces in the fields; because of mountains, villages can only scatter among the mountains.
Yuanyang County has 190,000 mu of terraced fields, all of which are terraced fields. They are divided into three main scenic spots: Bada, Doyishu and Huzui. There are many villages and villages around each scenic spot, which can be hiked or chartered. Many places have not yet been developed and perfected. Generally, travelers can choose the two places of Qingkou and Shengcun as accommodation points. There is a good sunrise viewing platform in Qingkou Village. Nearest to Xinjie Town, accommodation and meals are more convenient. Chartered cars are also convenient to go to various scenic spots. Half a day is enough to go back and forth. Although Shengcun is far from the terrace, in the middle of each scenic spot (4 kilometers from the dam, 5 kilometers from the tree and 4 kilometers from the eagle's mouth), tourists who want to play in many scenic spots a day may consider living here. We were on a hiking route from Qingkou Terrace to Bada Terrace, then hitchhiked to Doyi Tree Terrace and Eagle Beak. I strongly recommend this hiking route, because you can touch the terraces closely, feel the terraces from all angles, not just from the viewing platform to see the terraces from one angle, but also this hiking route is relatively easy, suitable for all ages, you can also contact the local Hani people in Yuanyang, and talk to them about their lives, where the little girls are very long. Well done! Tips: There are fewer places to go to the toilet along the way. Only Quanfuzhuang has a relatively clean toilet. On the way, there are some small shops. They can only eat until Bada, so they can bring some snacks. I don't think we should support children who ask for money in this way. The places to see the sunrise are: Doyishu, Qingkou terraces and other places to see the sunset are: Tiger's mouth, Eagle's mouth, Bada and other multi-yishu terraces are the largest, lucky enough to meet the sea of clouds, very beautiful, the sunrise at Qingkou is also good, you can go to a high ground on the left side of the viewing platform to shoot the sunrise, the effect is better. I've been to Eagle Beak since sunset. It's an undeveloped scenic spot, located a few kilometers northwest of Shengcun, which can be accessed by car. If you drive, you'd better go ahead under the guidance of passers-by, so as not to go too far or go in the wrong direction, because there are no obvious signs on the road. There is a narrow uphill road from Shengcun to Tiger's Mouth. Only one car is allowed to pass. Take care to drive slowly. The eagle-billed viewing platform is a windport on a hillside near the terrace, so the clouds here are unpredictable, attracting many famous photographers to stay again, in a few days to months. The terrace here extends from a huge slope to the lowest level. Fair: New Street market once every three days, Hani, Yi and other minorities will sell a variety of goods in the street, including water bags, traditional clothing, pesticide seeds, chickens and ducks, etc., but also meet fortune-tellers. Special Activities: We must go to the Long Street Banquet. If we want to go to the small village which does not charge money, we can ask the villagers about the specific time of the Long Street Banquet. Each village has different time. We recommend to go to the Habo Village in Ozah Township and the village near Luchun Township.
There are four main scenic spots in Yuanyang Terrace: the sunrise is seen by trees, the sunset is seen by tigers'mouths, and the fairyland in clouds is seen by Xiaokou. Bada sees the sunset and the sea of clouds. Chartered terrace tours in old county towns cost about 300 yuan a day, tiger mouth about 100 yuan, and Doyishu about 150-200 yuan a day for half-day sunrise: from December to April, the best date is clear and blank clouds around the New Year's Day. Time has been allocated well. The trees can't see the sunset and the tigers can't see the sunrise. The distance of each scenic spot is very far, all over 10 kilometers, so the arrangement of accommodation before going is very important, otherwise we should get up early and rush to the scenic spot. And there is no better scenery along the way unless you have plenty of time to savor it. Accommodation: If you want to photograph the terraced fields in the morning, it is better to live in the old county town (Xinjie Town). The better accommodation price is generally more than 150 yuan. In addition, the shooting spots around Shengcun are relatively centralized. There are local farm hotels and youth hostels to choose from. The price is cheap, but it is not convenient to rent cars and eat in the new street. If you go to Yuanyang during the Spring Festival, because there are so many people and accommodation is relatively tight, you'd better make a reservation in advance. When we arrived at the Doyishu scenic spot, the weather was a bit gloomy, the sky was drifting with light rain, the temperature dropped sharply, we all wore down clothes, but still felt chilly. But the weather in the mountains is still unpredictable, sometimes the wind and clouds surge, a look of rain; sometimes the clouds shroud, so that the mountain road is invisible, like a fairyland; sometimes the smoke disappears, the sunshine sprinkles between the mountains, to show the magnificent nature... Yuanyang is famous for its magnificent terraces, splendid national culture and colorful national festivals. Yuanyang Terrace is a huge terrace with great momentum. It stretches through Honghe, Yuanyang, Luchun and Jinping counties on the South Bank of the Red River. There are 170,000 Mu terraces in Yuanyang County alone, which is the core area of Hani terrace on the Red River.
Honghe Yuanyang Terrace is a world masterpiece. It is the Hani nationality and other nationalities that have exerted amazing wisdom and courage for generations to cultivate terraced fields. At the same time, they have also exerted great genius and creativity and dug hundreds of ditches and trunk canals on the mountains, thus resolving the lifeline of rice terraced fields - water conservancy problems, Honghe Yuanyang terraced fields, which embodies the wisdom and diligence of the Hani nationality and other nationalities, and is a great masterpiece. They have spent tens of generations reclaiming tens of thousands of terraces, introducing ditches and water canals into the fields for irrigation. Because of the long flow of mountains and rivers, the terraces are saturated for a long time, which ensures the development, growth and harvest of rice. The imagination of cultivating terraced fields of Hani nationality is astonishing. With the change of mountain topography, according to local conditions, large fields are cultivated on gentle slopes, small fields are cultivated on steep slopes, and even in the crevices beneath ditches. As a result, there are many acres of terraced fields for large and small ones only with big dustpans, often tens of thousands of acres on one slope. This landscape constitutes an unpredictable symphony of world art, and has become a spectacular terrace attracting worldwide attention.
Hani terrace is a masterpiece left by Hani people from generation to generation. It has a huge scale and great momentum. It stretches over the whole Honghe, Yuanyang, Luchun and Jinping counties on the South Bank of the Red River. There are 170,000 Mu terraces in Yuanyang County alone, which is the core area of Hani terrace on the Red River. The scenery of Hani terraces can't be expressed in words. It's like a fairyland, which makes people linger and forget to return.
Playing in Yuanyang terraces can drive or charter to various scenic spots, otherwise you have to climb the mountain road for several hours by yourself. The first day is usually afternoon. You can watch the sunset in Tiger's mouth. You can see the sunrise in Doyishu the next morning. You can browse around Qingkou or other Hani villages in the daytime. You can have a good time for two days. The next day you can go to the folk village of Qingkou, a natural village of Hani nationality. You can see not only the mushroom house, but also the Hani cultural museum to understand the Hani customs. It is worth mentioning that Shengcun basically has a weekly market activity, and in the evening, minorities often take part in some spontaneous activities in the streets.
Yuanyang terrace is the crystallization of wisdom and diligence of the Hani people for thousands of years. There are many scenic spots. Jingkou, Bada, Doyishu, Tiger's mouth, etc. It's already dark after sunset. The roadside restaurant tastes really good. I strongly recommend Yunding Inn, because it's nearest to the Doyishu viewing platform and it's convenient to see the sunrise in the morning. We have a group of three people, three rooms reserved. Hotels have general facilities, but they are clean and tidy, have electric blankets, and sleep is not cold at all. The boss is very enthusiastic.
Rice is the main crop cultivated on terraces in Yuanyang, so terraces must be maintained with water all the year round. In the winter and spring (December-March) of each year, there is a high probability of cloud sea in Yuanyang terraced fields. In addition, the terraced fields at this time have not been transplanted, and the level of the field is as good as the state. Therefore, these two seasons become the best time for viewing terraced fields. If you plan to visit Yuanyang terraced fields for 2 days, you can refer to my 2-day trip to Yuanyang terraced fields in late February 2017. 1. From Luoping chartered car to Yuanyang terrace in the morning, arrived at the gate of Terrace Scenic Spot in the afternoon, purchased 50 yuan/person ticket. The ticket includes four main scenic spots: Qingkou terrace, Bada terrace, Tiger mouth terrace and Doyishu terrace. Each scenic spot can go out once; 2. At 4 pm, enter the Tiger mouth Terrace Scenic Spot to enjoy the sunset, and then go to the inn near Doyishu Terrace Scenic Spot to stay. Easy to get up early the next day to enjoy the Doyishu sunrise; 3. If you watch the sunrise the next day, you must get up early to queue up at the Doyishu scenic spot entrance. I arrived at the scenic spot entrance around 5:10 a.m., and there were more than 100 people in front of it; 4. After watching the sunrise, you can go to the nearby Aicun village at more than 9 o'clock. At this time, the terrace of Aicun is the bluest color; 5. On the way back, you can enjoy the dam. The magnificent terraced fields and the colorful terraced fields at the mouth of the ditch. In a word, the terraced fields in Yuanyang in late February are magnificent and beautiful. This kind of beauty can not be completely described in words. Let's take a look at the pictures I took.
A donkey friend wrote well - ""again gorgeous words algae, used to describe the land of Yuanyang, all seem pale and powerless, no great photographer, in this land, thinking will be sleepy. If you are a donkey friend, Yuanyang will feel sorry for you when you are not in Yuanyang, and if you are a patron friend, God will feel sorry for you when you are not in Yuanyang. Because Yuanyang terrace is the time ladder in heaven.