Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Overview

Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture is popular for its Honghe Hani Rice Terrace. Every year, spectacular Hani Rice Terraces attracts a large number of travelers. In this part, an overall Honghe Hani Rice Terraces introduction will be provided to help you have a general understanding of Yuanyang, Honghe County, Lvchun and Jinping. These four counties are related to Hani Rice Terraces.

Basic Information

Items Yuanyang County Honghe County Lvchun County Jinping County
Chinese Name 元阳县 红河县 绿春县 金平县
Area(km²) 2292  2057 3096 3677
population 424,300 341, 870 233,249 356,200
Zip Code 662400 654400 662500 661500
Area Code 0873 0873 0873 0873
Language  Hani Language, Local Dialect and Mandarin Hani Language, Local Dialect and Mandarin Hani Language, Local Dialect and Mandarin Hani Language, Local Dialect and Mandarin
Keywords Yuanyang Hani Rice Terrace  Baohua Samaba Rice Terrace Field Hani Rice Terraces Frontier County, Hani Rice Terraces
Location South of Yunnan Province Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Geographical Location

The Honghe Hani rice terraces are located in the southern part of Yunnan, covering four counties of Yuanyang, Honghe, Jinping and Lvchun, with a total area of about 1 million mu(about 66667 hectares). Yuanyang rice terrace is a large-scaled landscape painting carved by Hani people for more than 1300 years. Yuanyang County is the core area of the Hani rice terraces, the local rice terrace is built on the hillside, up to 3000 levels, magnificent and spectacular.

Reasons for Starting Your Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Tour

1. The 45th World Heritage Site of China - In 2013, the UNESCO announced the Honghe Rice Terraces becoming the 45th world heritage site of China, and giving "Cultural Landscape of Honghe Rice Terraces". Hani terrace shows extraordinary harmony between people and nature.

2. Hani Ethnic Festivals and Traditions - The Hani ethnic group inhabits in Honghe Hani Rice Terraces generation by generation, develops the dense forest and valleys for over 1300 years. Hani People have created their own festivals and traditions, like famous Hani Long Street Banquet.

3. A Paradise for Photographers – Every year, a crowd of photographers are attracted by the spectacular view of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces like sunrise, sunset, sea of cloud. More and more people admire the charm of Honghe rice terrace.

4. Top Attractions – Honghe Hani Rice Terraces top attractions include Duoyishu Rice Terraces, Bada Rice Terraces, Loahuzui Rice Terrace and Longshuba Rice Terrace in Yuanyang County; Samaba Rice Terrace Fields(the largest Hani Rice Terrace), Guidong Rice Terraces, Jiayin Rice Terraces and Nimei(尼美) Rice Terraces in Honghe County; Lagu Village(腊姑村), Dongzhu Rice Terrace(侗侏梯田) and Lagu Hani Rice Terrace(腊姑哈尼梯田) in Lvchun County; as well as Hani Rice Terrace of Jinping County. 

Best Time to Visit Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

You can visit Honghe Hani Rice Terraces all the year round. If you want to seize the most beautiful terraces scenery, November to next April is the best time. In winter, there is only water in paddy field. With the change of sunray, terrace presents different beautiful scenery, and sea of cloud often appears at these months. What's more, in these months, Honghe Hani Rice Terraces are in clear weather, and various flowers are in blossom. If you want to experience rice transplanting, come and visit in late April. 


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