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Kunming - Jianshui - Yuanyang County

Description :Located in the south of Yunnan Province, southwest of China, Hani Minority and the fantastic Yuanyang rice terrace are one of the best choices for the photographers who expect to shoot the ethnic lifestyle, distinctive folkways and rice terrace in the place off the beaten track. From December to early March, the local farmers, Hani people will input water into the rice terrace and prepare for growing rice in the field which naturally make it thousands of mirrors inflecting the lights and terrace. The terrace with fog, water, sunrise, sunset are expected to be your best subjects to shoot. Use your camera and create the best photo in the mysterious land in the coming winter.
Tour Code : YN-01
Price : from US$587 p/p
Departure Date : January,February,March

Day 1

Kunming -> Jianshui   (D)

Jianshui Lin’an Hotel, Standard Room or similar

This morning, upon your arrival, our local tour guide and driver will greet you at Kunming International Airport. Located at the Southwest of China, winter and early spring is the best time to take the fantastic photos in Yuanyang and see the gorgeous terrace.
You will be transferred to Jianshui (3.5-4 hours on the way) which is close to Yuanyang and prepare for your photographing tour in Yuanyang. Once there, if time permits, you will visit the famous Chaoyang Tower, different ancient wells, Double Dragons Bridges(listed as the Top 10 ancient bridges). After that, visit the famous Family Zhu’s Garden which is a local famous garden with Qing Dynasty Style. Dinner will be served with local Chinese meal. After dinner, check in at the hotel and have a good rest.

Day 2

Jianshui -> Yuanyang County   (B, L)

Yuanyang Yunti Hotel, Standard Room or similar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Xinjie Town (3 hours on the way). Take the shoots on the way. Lunch will be served with Chinese meal.
After a short break, you will visit the typical village of Hani Minority people, Qingkou Village. Take the shoots of local people, traditional lifestyle, old working tools, forest, rice terrace, typical mushroom-shape house and water system. Undoubtedly, the village is a outstanding practice of the perfect combination with nature and human activity. The rice terrace is considered to be the masterpiece of culture of terrace in the world and miracle of cultivation culture of Human being. After that drive to Mengpin (around half an hour) and take the fantastic sunset(depending on the weather) in the core region of rice terrace, Laohuzui Scenic Area where is considered to be the best location to shoot the sunset of the rice terrace.
Around 18:30, drive to check-in your hotel in Yuanyang. No comfortable accommodation is expected in the remote village. Yunti Hotel is the best choice for the photographing tour as it helps you save much time on the way for its good location.


Day 3

Yuanyang County   (B, L)

Yuanyang Yunti Hotel, Standard Room or similar

Early this morning before sunrise(Depending on the weather), drive to shoot the fantastic sunrise and morning fog in Duoyishu Scenic Area which make it an amazing view. After that, drive to Shengcun Village and have breakfast there. Then move to Luomadian, Mashuzhai tea factory and Qunfuzhuang to shoot the rice terrace from different angles. You will shoot the fascinating view of the Bada Rice Terrace.
Lunch will be served with local Chinese meal and have a good rest until 15:00. After that, move to Longshuba Rice Terrace to shoot the gorgeous sunset till 18:30. Drive back to your hotel in Yuanyang.

Day 4

Yuanyang County -> Kunming   (B, L)

Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel**** Standard Room or similar

This morning, continue on to shoot the rice terrace in Huangcaoling, Shengcun Village. The view of rice terrace with fog is expected to shoot in the morning. After that drive back to Kungming (around 6 hours on the way). Lunch will be served with Chinese meal on the way. The rest of the day, free on your own to explore in Kunming.  Overnight at Kunming.

Day 5

Kunming   (B)

You are free today till the appointed time. Then be transferred to Kunming International Airport for your departure flight. End your tour in Yunnan.

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