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“Spectacular terraces” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Duoyishu

Duoyishu
East of Shengxiang Country, Yuanyang County 662401, China
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“Spectacular terraces”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Best viewed during sunrise. The viewing deck is about 15 minutes walk from Puagaolao Village, where many inns and guesthouses are located.

Visited April 2014
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

It so overwhelming to see mountains and mountains full of man made terraces. It makes you take into account of what these fabulous people are capable of doing with their hands.

Visited February 2014
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“Worth getting up for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The guides tell you to be there 1 hour before sunrise. In fact, in high season, when the terraces are flooded, you need to be there 2 hours in advance in order to get a good position on one of the viewing terraces. And then, for two hours, you will have to defend your position against latecomers (busloads of them) determined to push you off your pitch. But for an unforgettable view it is unbeatable. If you are extra lucky you'll have magical mist in the valley too, and glorious colour in the sky. If not you'll still marvel at the wonder of the sculpted terraces and go home with spectacular photographs. Take warm clothing.

Visited February 2014
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Kunming, China
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“Beautiful vistas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Beautiful vistas, even when the weather is not perfect.

If you are staying in Xinjie Town, you will need a taxi or shared ride to get here.

The viewing platforms are carefully set up to offer unobstructed views of the terraces below. They have removed tree limbs and re-routed utility lines.

Worth the trouble and the cost of admission (100 Yuan.)

Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Stunning Rice Terraces, Breathtaking Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Duoyishu is located near Yuanyang town and provides some stunning views of the rice terraces in this part of southern Yunnan.It is best experienced on a winter morning when the rice paddies are filled with water and the sunrise provides some spectacular lighting for beautiful pictures.

This is a great place to get off the beaten path, away from the busy cities of China and really experience rural China. If you are planning to visit Yuanyang, I would definitely recommend staying in Duoyishu to experience local life, culture and the breathtaking views. There are very primitive facilities in Duoyishu, so come with the expectation of staying in a stunning location but at an average guesthouse (see my review of Jacky's.)

Visited February 2013
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