Kunming - Yuanyang Rice Terraces Explorations 3 days Tour
Kunming - Jianshui - Yuanyang - Kunming
Day-1 Kumming - Jianshui
In the morning, our guide pick you up to Jianshui.Check in at a local hotel or hostel in Jianshui and have a good rest. Then visit Jianshui Old Town. You can first visit the Chaoyang Tower, which is located at the east gate of Jianshui County. The tower was built in the year 1389 and has been known as a mini Tiananmen Tower. From the tower, you can walk westward along Lin'an Road for about 900 meters, and you will find Confucius Temple. Initially built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), the temple has been renovated and expanded over 40 times and it is now the third largest Confucian Temple in China after the ones in Qufu, Shandong and Beijing. The entrance fee is CNY60 per person.
If time permits, you are advised to visit the Zhu's Family Garden. From the Confucian Temple, you can walk back along Lin'an Road for about 500 meters and then turn left onto Hanlin Road. Go forward for another 150 meters, and you will find the garden. The garden was owned by a rich family, Zhu's family, during the late Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). overnight in jianshui
Day-2 Jianshui - Yuanyang
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and go to the Jianshui Bus Station to catch a bus to Yuanyang. The bus trip takes around 3 hours and costs about CNY30 per person. You will arrive at the new town of Yuanyang, in Nansha County. As the highlight of Yuanyang, you will see terrace fields near the old town, Xinjie County.Memories of Yuanyang, are always of its gorgeous terraced fields, which are the achievement of the Hani people through the generations. No matter if it is sunny or gloomy, you will be attracted by the charming fields. It is also heaven for photographers. The best time to visit the Yuanyang terraced fields is from November to April, when the fields have no plants but are filled with water and bright with the perfect balance of light and shadow. After February, the sea of clouds can always be enjoyed and all kinds of flowers will gradually blossom, which makes a beautiful picture.overnight in yuanyang
Day-3 Yuanyang -Kunming
You need to get up very early so as to catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunrise at Duoyishu Terrace Field. After that, proceed to Bada Field, which is definitely a memory card killer and a feast for your eyes. The fields are more charming and attractive in mist and clouds. The last destination is Hani Qingkou Field. There you can not only see the gorgeous fields, but also get in close touch with the local Hani people.afternoon,back to kunming,the tour end.