Jianshui Ancient Town & Yuanyang Hani Terrace Fields 3-Day Tour

Jianshui Ancient Town and Yuanyang Hani Rice Terrace Fields are two shining pearls of Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. After 12 centuries of construction, Jianshui Ancient Town has preserved more than 50 ancient buildings, known as the "Ancient Architecture Museum" and "Old Residence Museum". The enchanting scenery of Yuanyang's terraced fields might be depicted by verses go, "Floating clouds meander through mountains, fields climb up the mountains and rivers flow by the fields, layer upon layer of terraced fields look like heavenly ladders." As far as your eyes could reach, the mountains are covered with layers of terrace fields, extending 3,000  layers from the bottom to the top of the mountains. When blue sky and white clouds are mirrored in the rice paddies, or when t he sun glory twinkle ripples of the water, you might feel as if in a fairyland. This is a tour really worthy a visit, with Honghe's highlights - colorful ethnic folk customs, ancient architecture and magnificent terraced fields landscape.

HIGHLIGHTS

 

*Visit Jianshui Ancient Town's highlights - Zhu Family Garden,  Confucius Temple, Double Dragon Bridge, Tuanshan Village

*Full-day and in-depth sightseeing in Yuanyang Hani Rice Terrace Field

TRIP INFORMATION

- Tour code: CPT-YT-02

- Price: from $516 p/p

- Tour type: private tour / group tour

- Departure date: flexible

- Travel route: Kunming - Jianshui - Yuanyang                             -  Kunming

- Trip length: 3 Days 2 nights

 Detailed itinerary:

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Kunming. Then the Honghe tour begins! 

 

Firstly drive about 3.5 hours from Kunming to Jianshui. On arrival in Jianshui you will see the magnificent Chaoyang Building, which means you will enter Jianshui Ancient Town. It can be called the treasure of China's ancient architecture, which is a combination of Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. 

Check in to hotel and have a short rest. Later in the afternoon, stroll in Jianshui Ancient Town and pay a visit to its highlights: Zhu Family Garden and Confucius Temple. 

 

In the evening you are free on own to explore Jianshui, you can try some local snacks like fried beancurd, wild vegetable, etc.

Kunming - Jianshui Ancient Tow

Jianshui Ancient Town - Yuanyang

After breakfast, head for Yuanyang Hani Autonomous County where the beautiful rice terrace fields are. On the way you will have a stop in Double Dragon Bridge, which is one of the top ten ancient bridges in China, built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty. The bridge has 17 holes, so it is also called the "17-hole Bridge". Later have a walk in Tuanshan Village, where the famous Zhang Family Garden locates. The scale of Zhang Family Garden rank the second among the residential houses in Jianshui's ancient dwellings, while its quality and cultural value can be placed at the first place.

Arrive in Yuanyang at noon time. Have lunch in local restaurant, you can taste Hani style meal, especially the red rice planted in the terraced fields.

 

In the afternoon, visit Qingkou Ethnic Village which has well-preserved folk customs and traditions of Hani minority. In the village, you can experience distinctive, unique farming patterns and unusual lifestyle. Enjoy the sunset of Laohuzui Terrace Field. 

Get up early and enjoy the sunrise view of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields. Duoyishu scenic spots is shaped like a big bay which is a heaven that photography enthusiasts shooting the sunrise of terrace fields. After that, return to hotel to have breakfast at hotel.

 

Check out of the hotel, you will leave Yuanyang back for Kunming.  En route, visit a local ethnic group's market. After that, visit the original mushroom-shaped houses which is a typical Hani residence here. Legend has it that the Hani people lived in caves in ancient times. When they moved to a place called "Jalla", they saw big mushrooms growing all over the mountains and fields. Mushrooms were not afraid of the wind and rain, and they could also let ants and insects nest under them. So Hani people started to build houses shaped like the mushroom.

 

In the afternoon, drive about 6 hours to Kunming. You will be sent to your hotel in Kunming or Kunming Train Station/Airport. 

Yuanyang - Kunming

 China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;

  Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;  

√  Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;

  Meals mentioned in the itinerary;

  Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;

√  Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;

  Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;

√  Traveler's accidental insurance.

OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:

-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according  to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.

-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.

-- There are night show/program in Guilin and Yangshuo. Contact our trip advisor or your local tour guide to book that in advance.

-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.

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