Things to do in Yuanyang

Yuanyang owns its reputation with its Hani Rice Terraces, and best known as the heaven of photographers, making it the ideal place to shooting natural sunrise and sunset. Yuanyang Rice Terraces have been successfully included in the World Heritage List in 2013. The main Yuanyang Attractions spread at Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) Rice Terrace, Duoyishu Rice Terrace , Bada Rice Terrace and Longshuba Rice Terraces.

Also the nearby Jianshui County is still a must-see with its long history and culture buildings and villages, Swallow Cave scenic spot, etc.

Seeing is believing. Come on now and find out what to see in Yuanyang & Jianshui.

Yuanyang Rice Terraces Attraction Map

Jianshui Chaoyang Tower

No.1: Jianshui Chaoyang Tower

Type: Historic Building, Historic Sites

Location: Jianshui County

At the eastern end of Lin'an road of downtown, the 3-storey Jianshui Chaoyang Tower (Yinghui Gate) also called East Gate Tower is the landmark of Jianshui County. Built in 1389 Ming Dynasty, it has been over 600 years of history. With the exactly same style of Beijing's Tiananmen Square, so Chaoyang Tower has another name "Little Tiananmen Square". There is a big bell inside survived from Ming Dynasty, with more than two meters high and weighs more than three tons, the tolling can spread miles long. Standing on the tower, you can have a panoramic view of whole Jianshui ancient town.

Temple of Confucius

No.2: Jianshui Temple of Confucius

Type: Historic Building, Historic Sites

Location: Jianshui County

Jianshui Temple of Confucius was built in the Yuan Dynasty, with over 700 years of history, after by Beijing Confucius Temple and Qufu Confucius Temple. Jianshui Confucius Temple is in full accordance with the style of regulation of construction-axis of symmetry building. The structured magnificent building gives people a sense of solemnity and more national historical and cultural atmosphere.

Jianshui Swallow Cave

No.3: Jianshui Swallow Cave

Type: Scenic Spot

Location: Jianshui County

There are two layers in Jianshui Swallow Cave: a huge hole of upper cave with stalagmites, stalactites and more inside; the bottom cave has intensive stalactites on the roof and there are many swallows habitat inside for dark light, so is the name Swallow Cave called. During the period of spring and summer, groups of swallows come, as thousand arrows shot, disappearing into the cave, only hear sound of voices whisper, merged into the valley symphony song.

Every year, August 8 is for Jianshui Nest Festival, local people unarmed climb to the cave roof of more than 50 meters high and 450 meters long to collected cubilose, besides there is thrilling rock climbing performance every day only by hands and feet without any insurance policy.

Zhu Family Garden

No.4: Zhu Family Garden

Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Location: Jianshui County

With an area of over 20,000 square meters, including construction area of over 5000 square meters, the "three horizontal and four vertical" layout of main Zhu Family Garden building is the typical type flexible combination of traditional houses built.

Zhu Family Garden has orderly courtyard pattern, now owns 42 various sizes of patios and 214 houses. Courtyard hall has reasonable layout, space landscape is full of rich layers and endless variations, forming a labyrinth buildings. At present, has become a tourist attractions and cultural connotations center within accommodation, sightseeing, tourism and entertainment.

Jianshui Tunshan Village

No.5: Jianshui Tunshan Village

Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Location: Jianshui County

Jianshui Tunshan village is a quiet & peaceful remote ancient village in southern Yunnan, China. Currently there are 252 households in the village. Most houses used a natural combination of architectural forms. Each building decorated wood, stone, brick and painting with rational layout, fine production and well structured. The screen door, Georgia fan, beams, corridors and roof are exquisite art works.

Now, there are 21houses for ornamental value, and retains three village gates, where Suocui Lou is the most spectacular to see. Walking along the stone path and cross through village alley to trace back to ancient times would be another taste of life.

Twin Dragon Bridge

No.6: Twin Dragon Bridge (Double Dragon Bridge)

Type:Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Location: Jianshui County

Twin Dragon Bridge named due to the two rivers wind like two dragons, is a three-arch stone pavilion with seventeen holes, so commonly known as "a 17-hole bridge". With 148 meters long, 3-8 meters wide, is one of the famous monuments of Yunnan Province, and considered as the largest and highest artistic value of a porous arch bridge, which has been included in Chinese bridge-building history.

Recommended Yuanyang Tours

Top 3 Yuanyang tours chosen by most customers to explore Yuanyang in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Bada Rice Terrace
5 Days Kunming, Jianshui & Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

Kunming / Yuanyang / Jianshui / Kunming

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
11 Days Amazing Yunnan Tour

Kunming / Yuanyang / Jianshui / Kunming / Dali / Lijiang / Shangri-La

Mushroom Houses
8 Days Dongchuan, Yuanyang & Jianshui Photography Tour

Kunming / Dongchuan / Shilin / Yuanyang / Jianshui / Kunming

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