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Yuanyang (China)

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Clara Favini Travel writer
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The district of Yuanyang, the land of the Yi and Hani ethnic groups, is located in the south of Yunnan Province and is famous for its extraordinarily beautiful terraced rice fields.

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Keen photographers will enjoy it most between December and March, when the rice fields are filled with water and the mountains covered in flowers.

These are located to the south of the Red River and extend over more than 11,000 hectares, like some immense and wonderful natural canvas. Lying between mountains and forest, they present a striking spectacle once the mist has cleared.

The district of Yuanyang, with its terraced rice fields, is made up of a number of villages. These are places worth stopping off at, particularly on market days. Visiting them provides the opportunity to meet members of the Hani and Yi minorities, find out about their traditions and way of life, and see how, like artists sculpting the land itself, they plant, harvest and irrigate the rice fields, and maintain the heritage left by their ancestors.

Terraced rice fields, Yuanyang