Located in Southern Yunnan, Yuan Yang is known for its Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, which was awarded the UNESCO World Cultural Site in 2013. The artistic masterpiece by the Hani ethnic tribe stretch for acres in a picture of alluring beauty.
Embark on scenic hikes along the Yuan Yang Rice Terraces or visit the local markets and villages, immersing into the Hani Culture. The best time to photograph the rugged terrace slopes of Yuan Yang is after the Fall harvest in November and the rice paddies are filled with water that reflect the changing colors of the sky.
The Twelve Manor Terraces Lodge
Yuan Yang, China
Situated on the Yuanyang Rice Terraces Hiking Route, The Twelve Manor•Terraces Lodge is an architectural gem that seamlessly blends together the natural surroundings with understated rustic luxury.
Vinetree Honghegu Tented Resort
Shitouzhai, Yunnan, China
As the popularity of Yuanyang rice terraces skyrocket and tourists flock into the area, Vinetree Honghegu Tented Resort is an off-the-beaten eco retreat where you can truly immerse in the local culture and visit the less-known UNESCO rice terraces.