6 Days Kunming Shilin Yuanyang Jianshui Photography

Day1 – Arrive in Kunming
Activities Green Lake
Meals No meal
Hotels
Arrive in Kunming

You’ll begin your journey to the diverse and captivating province of Yunnan from the capital city, Kunming. Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel.

You will take a leisurely stroll along the Green Lake, a charming area of teahouses and small boutiques selling handicrafts and beautiful local paintings. If time permits, you will have a Kunming city tour. Enjoy welcoming dinner of Yunnan Flavouring food with crossing Bridge Rice Noodle and Steam Pot Chicken/Qiguoji.

— Kunming is the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province, a primarily agricultural province of 45 million. Kunming has a population of five million and is located in one of the world’s most geographically, ethnically, biologically and linguistically diverse regions. Situated at 1,900 meters (6,233ft) above sea level and 25° north of the Equator it has a rather unique and pleasant climate for a Chinese city.

Meals: No meal Accommodation:

Day2 – Kunming-Shilin-Yuanyang
Activities Kunming-Shilin-Yuanyang
Meals Breakfast,Lunch
Hotels
Kunming-Shilin-Yuanyang

You will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. There is a local saying: ‘It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming’, which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder.

In the afternoon, you will transfer to Yuanyang and enjoy the sight of terraced fields of Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) at sunset.

-Yuanyang is about 300km south of Kunming, renowned for its rice terraces, which claim as the world’s largest and most spectacular one, crafted out by bare hands by the Hani people one thousand years ago and is still in use today. The rice farmers have had to practice ecology and land preservation centuries before those concepts were widely accepted around the world. Without hard work maintaining the terrace walls and irrigation system, the precious top soil would wash down the hillsides into the rivers.

Yuanyang Rice Terrace is a self sustaining ecosystem. During winter to early spring, the entire field is irrigated with spring water from the forest above to rejuvenate and getting prepared for the next season. The Hani people have repeated this for more than a thousand years. There is only one harvest in a year for the Yuanyang Rice Terrace; planting is from March to Oct./Nov. every year.

Meals: Breakfast Accommodation:

Day3 – Yuanyang
Activities Yuanyang
Meals Breakfast,Lunch
Hotels
Yuanyang

Get up every early in the morning,you’ll drive 30KM to visit Doyishu Village and enjoy the sunrise of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields when the sun appears above the eastern horizon. The terraced fields are ring upon ring and cascade one by one. They go along the hillside up to the sky. You will see the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. They are all farms under the sunshine and cloud and mist. The landscape is spectacular.

And then, you will visit Qingkou Village and rice terraces where Hani people for generations inhabit. Visit Bada Hani Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market as well. You will enjoy the sunset of Longshuba Rice Terraces in the late afternoon about 5KM away from Xinjie Town.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day4 – Yuanyang-Jianshui
Activities Yuanyang-Jianshui
Meals Breakfast,Lunch
Hotels
Yuanyang-Jianshui

Depart to Jianshui (111km,2.5hrs driving).Stop to visit Tuanshan Village where to explore well-preserved civil houses of Han nationality and temples or joss houses which were built by the end of the 19th century and Shuanglong Bridge which has 17 spans. A three-tiered tower stands in the middle of the bridge and a smaller tower is at the end on the north bank.Upon arrival in Jianshui,visit Zhu Family’s Garden,a rich man’s house which was built over 100 years ago.Its traditional style is kept intact.
Meal: Breakfast/Chinese Lunch/Chinese Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Jianshui
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch Accommodation:

Day5 – Jianshui-Kunming
Activities
Meals Breakfast,Lunch
Hotels
Jianshui-Kunming

Transfer to wander through old town to sightsee in local well and explore workshop of making Doufu, famous local snack. Then go to visit Confucian’s Temple which is the second largest of its kind in China. It was built during the Yuan Dynasty in 1325. Depart to Kunming via Yuxi (217km, 3.5hrs driving ).

Drive back to Kunming.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch Accommodation:

Day6 – Departure from Kunming
Activities
Meals Breakfast
Hotels
Departure from Kunming

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Travel and Tours Packages of Honghe and Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces

1 Day Yuanyang Bada Hani Rice Terraces Hiking Tour
1 Day Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Cycling Tour
1 Day Yuanyang Duoyishu Hani Rice Terraces Hiking Tour with Hani,Yi Ethnic Villages and Mushroom Houses
1 Day Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Hiking Tour from Duoyishu to Laohuzui
1 Day Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Tour
2 Days Kunming-Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Tour at a glance
3 Days Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Tour from Kunming
3 Days Kunming, Jianshui and Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Group Tour
4 Days Long Street Banquet Festival and Yuanyang Rice Terraces Photography Tour
6 Days Kunming Jianshui Yuanyang Photography Tour
6 Days Kunming Shadian Muslim Tour with Yuanyang Rice Terraces and Jianshui Old Town
7 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces Photo Tour with Tea Culture Experience
8 Days South Yunnan Ethnic Minority Discovery and Tropical Forest Photograph Tour
8 Days Deluxe Kunming, Shilin, Mile Jianshui Photo Tour with Yuanyang Rice Terraces and Fuxianhu Lake
8 Days Yunnan Photography Tour to Kunming-Dongchuan-Shilin-Jianshui and Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces
10 Days South Yunnan Ethnic Minority and Tropical Rain-forest Photography Tour with China Border Culture
10 Days Southeast Yunnan Family Tour with Ethnic Culture, Rice Terraces, Mushroom House & Butterfly Valley
11 Days Yunnan Classic Tour with Jianshui Old Town and Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces
11 Days Yunnan Photograph Tour with Luoping Rapeseed Flowers Festival and Honghe Hani Rice Terraces Field
11 Days China-Vietnam Overland Tour from Kunming to Hanoi
26 Days Grand Yunnan Ethnic Minority Discovery