Yuanyang County Shopping

Yuanyang shopping will bring you some information about what to buy and where to buy in Yuanyang rice terraces. When traveling in Yuanyang, you must be curious that what kinds of travel souvenirs you can buy for your friends or families, and which specialties are only sold in Yuanyang? It is well-known that Yunnan ethnic groups are good at hand-making. The handicrafts made by them are colorful and exquisite. So when shopping in Yuanyang, the specialties such as Hani embroidery, ethnic clothes and shoes made by Hani people will be the top choices as souvenirs of your Yuanyang tour. 

What to Buy in Yuanyang

Hani Embroidery

Yuanyang hani women are skillful with their hands. Their handmade dresses, cloth shoes are not only extremely exquisite, but also having collection value. If you are interested in these embroideries, go to the market and have a look. They are cheap and fine.

Red Rice in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

The red rice in the famous Yuanyang Hani rice terraces, with small cultivated acreage and low yield. It is a fine variety cultivated by the Hani people of Yuanyang with a history of 1300 years. Yuanyang Hani rice terraces are at the altitude of more than 1800 meters above sea level. On the tropic of cancer, neutron irradiation from space is intense. Therefore, red rice in Yuanyang Hani rice terraces is rich in minerals and anti-cancer red pigment, which can lead to a long life if eaten for a long time. 

Yuanyang Yunwu Tea(元阳云雾茶)

Yunwu means cloud and mist in English. Yunwu tea got it name because it grows in the foggy mountain. It tastes strong but sweet after drinking for a while. It has obvious functions of producing saliva and quenching thirst, digesting and improving eyesight.

Yuanyang Cured Beef(元阳牛干巴)

It has become a indispensable main dish on the table of Yuanyang people. Cured beef of Hani people has unique taste and fine production. The production of cured beef needs the beef cattle with smooth hair, and well-balanced fat and lean. Take the better lean meat and cut into strips, wipe salt, pepper, Chinese prickly ash, star anise, amomum tsao-ko powder and cooking wine, then marinate 1-2 days. Finally, hanging the marinated beef in the kitchen or above the fireplace for smoking to dry.


Yuanyang Litchi(元阳荔枝)

Lychee fruit is one of Yuanyang specialties, loved by consumers. It is available in March, and its full productive age is from April to May.

Lusha Pear(鲁沙梨)

Produced in Lusha village, Shangxincheng township, Yuanyang Cunty, Lusha pear is nutritious, containing large amounts of fructose, malic acid; protein, fat, vitamins; as well as phosphorus, calcium, iron and other substance.

Where to Buy in Yuanyang

Supermarkets and Shopping Malls in Yuanyang

  • Hualian Supermarket(华联超市)
    Address: Changqing Road, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县常青路
  • Yigou Living Supermarket(亿购生活超市)
    Address: Yunti Jingyuan Complex Building, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县新街镇云梯景苑综合楼
    Tel: 13529918668
  • Jinmate Supermarket(金玛特超市)
    Address: Zhengheng Shopping City, Xinchen Highway, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县新街镇新陈公路正恒商业城
  • Zhongyi Supermarket(中易超市)
    Address: Binhe Road, Nansha Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县南沙镇滨河路
  • Xinxing Wholesale Department(鑫兴百货批发部)
    Address: Ethnic Shopping Mall, Nansha Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县南沙镇民族商贸城
  • Haoshihui Shopping Mall(好实惠购物中心)
    Address: Shengcun Middle School, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县胜村中学

Yuanyang Ethnic Market Day

Many villages in Yuanyang have the custom of going to market, which is completely lively. When you are in Yuanyang, you might as well buy a local calendar, give attention to their market days and visit the markets, so that you can get a better experience of local customs and practices.