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nice place to kick back and relax

The rice terraces are beautiful. A through pass will cost 100rmb, car hire to see all 4 terraces incl minority village should cost roughly 300rmb. unless you are really into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The rice terraces are beautiful. A through pass will cost 100rmb, car hire to see all 4 terraces incl minority village should cost roughly 300rmb. unless you are really into photography or decide to go trekking, a one night stay is enough, but you just need the weather to be on your side and if using the bus system for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visit Yuanyang Terrace fields in February/March is the best season to see the 'Chinese fairy tale' feel landscape with early morning fog or sunset cooking smoke intersperse with various field patterns, hill silhouette , sun rise/set colours and tree blossoms of peach, pear and cherry. Mind you, Laohuzui Terrace Field for sunset is notorious for its crowd. Though you are... More 

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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I was there in mid January and the weather was cloudy, with mist and rain. Couldn't see the "post card" sunset, but the terraces in the mountains were still magnificent. Worth the trouble and expense to get here. You will need a taxi or shared ride from Xinjie Town. Dress warm if you are coming in winter, because of the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Yuanyang terraced rice field featured fantastic, jaw-dropping scenic views! It is pending listing as a UNESCO heritage site, so better visit it before all the tourists start to flood this place. The terraced rice fields are farmed by Hani minority since over 1,000 years ago still using traditional eco-systems and is from about 400 m above sea level all the... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Marvellous landscape, beautiful and relaxing. FYI: Rice is grown every 8 months in that region, thus inform yourself about the harvest schedule if you are interested to see the terraces with water, with green plants or with yellow plants. What I liked most about the region is that it's not touristic, so you can observe some real daily life of... More 

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