Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Culture Tourism Festival
Chinese Name: 红河哈尼梯田文化旅游节
English Name: Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Culture Tourism Festival
Location: Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces in Yuanyang County, Honghe
Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Culture Tourism Festival(红河哈尼梯田文化旅游节) is mainly held in Yuanyang County(元阳县), Honghe(红河), which is the hometown of Hani terraces. Yuanyang terraces has a history of more than 1,300 years, up to 3,000 levels from the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain. During the festival, there are a series of colorful activities with Hani terraced farming culture as the main axis: visiting the millennuim terraced fields, experiencing terraced farming culture — catching fish, plowing fields, enjoying field singing and dancing, watching sunrise, viewing folk custom worship activities, tasting Hani Long Street Banquet, etc.
The Hani terraces of the Honghe are the wonders of farming civilization created by the local “one mountain divided into four seasons, ten different days”(“一山分四季，十里不同天”) geographical climate conditions, which are estimated to have a history of more than 1,300 years. The terraces here are large in scale, stretching throughout the Honghe on the south banks of Yuanyang County(元阳县), Lvchun County(绿春县) and Jinping County(金平县). And there are 190,000 acres terraces in Yuanyang County alone.
In order to further improve the popularity of Honghe Hani Terraces, attract more people to visit Hani terraces for tourism and investment, accelerate the economic and social development of Yuanyang County(元阳县), and promote the development of Honghe tourism. Yuanyang County Party committee and government hold Hani Terraces Culture Tourism Festival every two years. This year’s Hani Terraces Culture Tourism Festival will be held from December 3rd to December 4th. During the festival, a variety of cultural activities, investment promotion, tourism promotion and Commodity Fair will be organized. Warmly welcome people from all over the world.
Every year at the Hani Terraces Culture Tourism Festival in Honghe, more than 10,000 people from all over the world watch the large-scale highland farming culture show named “Hani Terrace”(《哈尼梯田》), which directed by the famous dancer Yang Liping and performed by local Hani farmers. While enjoying the unique charm of the millennium Hani terraced farming civilization, visitors also enjoyed the magnificent scenery of the 10,000 acres terraced fields and tasted Hani Long Street Banquet.
Translated by Wang Yidan/王一丹