Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Terrace field yunnan china denoised.jpg
The terraces in Yuanyang County

Type Cultural
Criteria iii, v
Reference 1111
UNESCO region Asia and Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 2013 (37 Session)

The Honghe Hani Rice Terraces are the system of Hani rice-growing terraces located in Honghe Prefecture, Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China. The terraces' history spans around 1,200 years. The distribution has four counties: Yuanyang, Honghe, Jinpin and Lüchun. The core area of the terraces is located in Yuanyang County. The area has 1,000,000 acres and declaration area has 16,603 ha.[1]

In 2013, the Honghe Hani Rice Terraces were listed as a World Heritage Site.[1]

Scenic Sites[edit]

There are 4 major scenic spots in the area. They are Duoyi Tree, Bada, Tiger Mouth and Jingkou Village. They scatter in the different places of Yuanyang.The terraces present different views in different seasons. From November to March, the terrace fields will be filled with water. When the sunlight shines on the water, the terrace will be very beautiful. From April to September, there will be green paddy rice all over the field. In late September and early October, the rice fields ripe and turn yellow.

CNY 100 for a through ticket valid for one day, CNY180 valid for 10 days and CNY360 valid for 1 year. It’s not convenient to travel between the scenic spots. So it’s best to rent a car to visit these scenic spots, which is more flexible and easy to drop by to take photos. It is recommended to watch the sunrise in Duoyi Tree and watch the sunset at Tiger Mouth. Cloud sea often occur in Bada Scenic Spot. Jingkou Village is well-preserved Hani Village, where tourists could experience local culture. There are also many other terraces worth visiting and no entrance fee required, such as Longshuba and Habo Village.[2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 23°05′36″N 102°46′48″E / 23.09333°N 102.78000°E / 23.09333; 102.78000