Yuanyang County Travel Tips

As one of popular tourist destinations in Yunnan Province, there are increasingly foreign and domestic travelers in Yuanyang Hani rice terraces. To have a better travel experience in yuanyang, here are some useful Yuanyang travel tips which may be helpful for your Yuanyang rice terraces tour. When plan your trip to Yuanyang Hani rice terraces, view our answers to questions about Yuanyang travel to get better understanding of Yuanyang Honghe.

Useful Numbers

Here below are some useful numbers in Yuanyang county, in case the emergency while you are traveling (such as sickness or traffic accidents), or have other complaints or questions.

Area Code 0873
Police (Calling) 110
First-aid Ambulance 120
Fire 119
Traffic Accidents 122
Weather Forecast 12121/121
Zip Code Inquiry 184
Honghe Prefecture Tourism Complaint Telephone 0873-3727548
Yuanyang County Xinjie Town Police Station 0873-5623271
Yuanyang Xinjie Bus Station Telephone 0873-5625481
Yuanyang Nansha Bus Station Telephone 0873-5643485

Best Time to Visit Yuanyang Rice Terraces

In Yuanyang, rice transplanting is in May, harvest in September and pouring water into terraces in December. The best time to visit Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces is from November to next April. Every year, after autumn harvest, the rice paddies will be filled with water. In the middle of December, wild cherry blossom are in bloom, there are wild cherry blossom and palm trees in the fields and the edge of fields. In February, cherry blossom, peach flowers, pear flowers, plum flowers and azalea bloom one after another. There are sea of clouds in the early morning. Until the middle of March, this period is a good time for photography lovers.

What to Pack for Yuanyang Travel


The territory in Yuanyang is mainly mountain land, temperature difference is relatively large between day and night. For dressing, you are supposed to give priority to light clothing, warm coat and mountaineering Jackets. Especially when going to Yuanyang in January and February, you should protect yourself from cold, especially those who prepare to shoot the sunrise.


Yuanyang is located on the tropic of cancer, the climate is nice. Ultraviolet radiation at noon is much stronger than other time, you need sun cream, sunglasses, sunhat and other sunscreen products.

Notes: First of all, be sure to bring your own passport, ID card, credit card, etc. In addition, the road is rugged, please be sure to wear flat shoes. It is best to take some standby medicine, such as band-aids, gauze, etc., remember to bring some standing daily medicine like cold medication. The journey is distant, for carsick tourists, take some medicine for car sickness in case you need it. Don't let motion sickness affect your travel mood.

Things to Do in Yuanyang

Yuanyang rice terraces is the highlight of Yuanyang tour. When you are in Yuanyang, you are highly recommended to enjoy the wonderful scenery of Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces including the sunrise view of Duoyishu rice terraces and sunset view of Laohuzui rice terraces. You can start your Hani rice terrace trekking tour and photography tour here. 

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Other Tips


There are villages around Yuanyang, most of which are not accessible by highway. Roads are mostly mountain road, you'd better wear flat shoes since you need to walk. Yuanyang County is of landform with mainly mountainous area, which is vulnerable to natural disasters during rainy days.


More than 50% population in Yuanyang is Hani people. They have their own language, Hani language. Except Dialect, people in Yuanyang can also speak mandarin, but most of them speak hardly English.

Consumption Leval of Yuanyang

The consumption level of Yuanyang is low, board and lodging is cheap. Normally, it is possible to stay in a best hotel around 300 yuan, and you can eat a substantial meal for 30-40 yuan. In some small restaurants, they provide box meal which is around 10 yuan.


There are agricultural banks and credit cooperatives, as well as 24-hour ATM around Terraces Square of Xinjie Town in Yuanyang County.

  • Agricultural Bank of China中国农业银行
    Address: Datian Street, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县新街镇大田街
    Tel: 0873-5622801
  • Agricultural Bank of China中国农业银行
    Address: No.99, Renmin Road, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县人民路99号
    Tel: 0873-5642101
  • Agricultural Bank of China中国农业银行
    Address: No.9, Changqing Road, Nansha Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe红河州元阳县南沙镇常青路9号
    Tel: 0873-5643989
  • The People's Bank of China(中国人民银行)
    Address: No.9, Wumu Road, Nansha Town, Yuanyang County(元阳县南沙镇五亩路9号)
  • Rural Credit Cooperatives of Yuanyang County(元阳县农村信用社)
    Address: Shengcun Village, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe红河州元阳县新街镇胜村
    Tel: 0873-5620012

Post Offices

Postal code of Yuanyang County is 662400, and China post hotline is 11185. There are some post offices and express service in Yuanyang you can send some postcards or packages. Postage for sending postcard is 0.8 yuan one sheet.

  • China Post中国邮政
    Address: No.19, Yuangui Road, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县元桂路19号
    Tel: 0873-5621804/0873-5642808
  • China Post中国邮政
    Address: Nansha Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县南沙镇
  • Yunda Express韵达快递
    Address: Provincial Road 214, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县214省道
    Tel: 95546
  • ZTO Express中通快递
    Address: Fengchunling Township, Yuanyang County, Honghe红河州元阳县逢春岭乡
    Tel: 95311
  • Yunda Express韵达快递
    Address: No.8, Wumu Road, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县南沙镇五亩路8号
    Tel: 95546


Hospitals in Yuanyang are mainly concentrated in the county seat of Yuanyang county. There are also some Health centers in towns, townships and villages, but facilities are to be improved.

  • People's Hospital of Yuanyang County(元阳县人民医院)
    Address: No.8, Yerong Road, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县叶榕路8号
    Tel: 0873-5622080
  • Yuanyang Ethnic Hospital(元阳民族医院)
    Address: The North of Terraces Square, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang County元阳县新街镇梯田广场北面
    Tel: 0873-5623271
  • Yuanyang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine(元阳中医院)
    Address: Intersection of Yerong Road and Binhe Road, Nansha Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe红河州元阳县叶榕路与滨河路交叉口
    Tel: 0873-5645438/0873-5622714
  • Yuanyang County Nansha Community Health Service Center(元阳县南沙社区卫生服务中心)
    Address: No.39, Nansha Road, Yuanyang County, Honghe红河州元阳县南沙路39号
    Tel: 0873-5642755
  • Yi Xin Tang Pharmacy(一心堂大药房)
    Address: Datian Street, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县大田街
    Tel: 0873-5621693
  • Huaideren Pharmacy(怀德仁药房) 
    Address: No.73, Renmin Road, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县人民路73号