Yuanyang builds museum for traditional farming
The news was updated on May 23, 2019.
The Hani History and Culture Museum, built in south Yunnan’s Yuanyang County to exhibit the Hani people’s terraced farming culture, opened to the public in March this year.
As a complete collection of the Hani terrace culture, the museum displays rice farming system, breeding technology, ethnic migration, and daily necessities of the Hani people.
The museum is located in Hani Town, 45-kilometer-away from Yuanyang county seat, forming the core the Hani cultural heritage area and fitting well into the surrounding terraced fields and villages.
The Hani is an ethnic group particular to Yunnan. Most of them live in the south Yunnan areas between the Yuanjiang-Honghe river and the Lancang river.
Making full use of eco-environment and natural laws, the Hani people have for generations built different terraces in accordance with the types of terrain and soil, forming a fine irrigation system on the Mt. Ailao slopes.
The Hani terraced fields are a benign agro-ecosystem that provides a basis for the Hani social and cultural systems. Where there are Hani settlements, there are terraces, the signature of this special ethnic group of Hani.