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Where to Stay in Yuanyang: 4 Best Places to Stay for Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Yuanyang Rice Terraces located in Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province is the awesome UNESCO World Natural Heritage appealing to anyone love nature and the beautiful lines. So, where to stay in Yuanyang for your landscape admiration of the rice terraces and other ethnic custom highlights there? This guide info will tell you the 4 best places to stay, top recommended accommodations and more useful planning tips for your Yuanyang tour in 2021/2022!

4 Best Places to Stay in Yuanyang

Yuanyang is not large, but for the large Yuanyang Rice Terraces scenic area, there are a few accommodation areas. For most visitors, here are 4 best places to stay, including Duoyishu Rice Terraces area, Shengcun Village, Xinjie Town and Jianshui downtown. Check the details and top hotels in each place at below!

Map of Where to Stay in Yuanyang

Map of 4 Best Places to Stay in Yuanyang

1. Duoyishu Rice Terraces Area - Best to See Yuanyang Rice Terraces Sunrise

Want to appreciate the fantastic Yuanyang Rice Terraces once open your eyes? Duoyishu Rice Terraces Area is absolutely your top 1 choice and also is the top favored area to accommodate closer to such natural wonders. Moreover, staying just within the outstanding scenic area, you can catch the wonderful sunrise view with mysterious mists and clouds rolling on the terraces and rising sun dyeing the layers from peaceful to gorgeous colors of orange, purple, pink, rose and red. Major boutique hotels are located at Huangcaoling Village where you can admire the sunrise and terraces view just from your hotel terrace or window. While, Pulaogaozhai Village is another favored area mainly offering guest houses and inns.


Close to Duoyishu Rice Terraces sunrise view;


Slope way to the main road, not very convenient for taking suitcases;

Fewer restaurants provided with higher prices.

Recommended Accommodations at Duoyishu Rice Terraces:

Timeless Hostel Yuanyang (元阳久居客栈)
Address: Pulaogao Village, Duoyishu, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang

Havre de Paix Duoyiwan (元阳多依湾客栈)
Address: Pugaolaozhai Village, Duoyishu, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang

Beyond The Cloud (云上云天多依树景观客栈)
Address: Group 1, Huangcaoling Village, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang

Jacky's Guesthouse (元阳水云间客栈)
Address: Pulaogaozhai Village, Duoyishu, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang

Huawowo Inn (Yuanyang No.2 Couryard) (元阳花窝窝客栈 - 二号院店)
Address: Huangcaoling, Duoyishu, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang

Recommended Yuanyang Tour:

3 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Hani Culture Tour

Where to Stay in Yuanyang Beyond The Cloud Hotel (Duoyishu)
Where to Stay in Yuanyang Huawowo Inn (Yuanyang No.2 Couryard) (Duoyishu)
Yuanyang Duoyishu Rice Terraces Sunrise

2. Shengcun Village - Favored by Shutterbugs & Photographers

Shengcun Village in Yuanyang is the gathering places for nearly all shutterbugs and professional photographers in Yuanyang for the catching of the fabulous masterpieces. Situated in the middle, surrounded by the major spots, Shengcun Village is quite convenient to enter various terraces spots there, including Bada Rice Terraces 2 kilometers away, Duoyishu Rice Terraces 4.5 kilometers away, etc. Abundant accommodations can be found at Shengcun Village, from well decorated comfortable hotels to cost-efficient hostels and inns. Eating around this area is also convenient.


Convenient location to major scenic spots;

Restaurants with good prices;


Lack of Yuanyang Rice Terraces view from hotels;

Restaurants close early every day in off season

Recommended Accommodations at Shengcun Village:

Yuanyang Shengcun Yunti Hotel (元阳云梯酒店)
Address: Near Shengcun Primary School, Tianti Scenic Area, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang

Recommended Yuanyang Tour:

5 Days Kunming, Jianshui & Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

Where to Stay in Yuanyang Yuanyang Shengcun Yunti Hotel

3. Xinjie Town - Convenient for Transferring to & off Yuanyang

Xinjie Town offers some accommodation, including the only “3-star” hotel in whole Yuanyang for your need of the best accommodation environment. With the Yuanyang Xinjie Bus Station, more restaurants and other shops sitting in this area, it is convenient for eating and transferring. However, Xinjie Town is comparatively far from each scenic area, it is recommended if you arrive in Yuanyang too late to catch the last bus to Yuanyang Rice Terraces scenic area that day!


Yuanyang only 3-star hotel for best accommodation experience;

Convenient for eating with more choices and transferring to other places by coach or private car;


Long driving distance (about 40 minutes) to Duoyishu Rice Terraces for sunrise;

Far to other major Yuanyang Rice Terraces scenic area;

Recommended Accommodations at Xinjie Town:

Yunti Shunjie Hotel Yuanyang (元阳云梯顺捷酒店)
Address: beside Titian Square, Datian Street, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang

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Where to Stay in Yuanyang Yunti Shunjie Hotel Yuanyang

4. Jianshui Old Town - Great for Extensional Visit to Jianshui

If you plan to visit Jianshui Old Town with Yuanyang Rice Terraces together in one go, arrange your accommodation around Jianshui Old Town during your discovery of Jianshui. Both within and out of the old town offers various accommodations from starred hotels, boutique hotels to budget hostels and inns. Staying in the old town, you can get to each scenic sport like Zhu’s Family Garden, etc. with easy walking distance and enjoy more traditional flavored decoration in the hotel rooms. Middle Section of Lin’an Road and Hanlin Street gather the most top popular hotel brands. And hotels with better new equipment and design usually locate around Chunqiu Pedestrian Street.

Recommended Accommodations at Jianshui Old Town:

Zhu Family Garden (朱家花园) (5 star)
Address: No.16 Hanlin Street, Linan Town, Jianshui

Lin An Hotel (建水临安酒店) (5 star)
Address: No.2 Yongzhen Road, Linan Town, Jianshui

Heyuan Hotel (建水和院酒店) (5 star)
Address: No.480 Yongzhen Road, Linan Town, Jianshui

Tingziyun Holiday Hotel (建水听紫云度假酒店) (Boutique)
Address: No.49 Guandimiao Street, Linan Road, Jianshui

Hanlinyuan Boutique Hotel (建水翰林苑精品酒店) (Boutique)
Address: No.97-5 Hanlin Street, Linan Rown, Jianshui

Red Sky Inn (TA: Hong Man Tian Guest House) (建水红满天客栈) (3 star)
Address: No.130 Hanlin Street, Jianshui

Jianshui Guotai Hotel (建水国泰宾馆) (3 star)
Address: No.561 Jianshui Avenue, Jianshui

Check more about Recommended Jianshui Hotels >>

Recommended Yuanyang Jianshui Tours:

5 Days Kunming, Jianshui & Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

8 Days Dongchuan, Yuanyang & Jianshui Photography Tour (Kunming / Dongchuan / Shilin / Yuanyang / Jianshui / Kunming)

Where to Stay in Yuanyang Lin An Hotel (Jianshui)
Where to Stay in Yuanyang Heyuan Hotel (Jianshui)

How to Plan a Yuanyang Tour

Travelers usually enjoy 3 days in Yuanyang to discover Duoyishu Rice Terraces, Bada Rice Terraces, Longshuba Rice Terraces, Mushroom-shaped Houses, and more natural and cultural must-sees there for a classic savory of and terrific Yuanyang Rice Terraces and the wonderful ethnic minority customs of Hani people and more groups! For professional shutterbugs, you can extend your trip accordingly. Besides, many visitors would like to enjoy a combo of Yuanyang and Jianshui to both enjoy the natural views and cultural gems in southeastern Yunnan!

Recommended Yuanyang | Jianshui Tour Packages:

3 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Hani Culture Tour

4 Days Kunming Jianshui Tour by High Speed Train

Besides, quite a lot of visitors prefer travel Yuanyang from Kunming with better convenient transportation and essential exploration of the provincial capital city’s Stone Forest and top bests, which usually needs about 5 days together.

Recommended Kunming Yuanyang Tour Packages:

5 Days Kunming, Jianshui & Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

Furthermore, actually most travelers arrange Yuanyang as a part of their Yunnan travel to visit more top destinations in one go, such as Kunming famous as Spring City, Dali with profound Dali Old Town and splendid Erhai Lake, Lijiang with famous ancient towns and interesting Dongba ethnic minority culture, Shangri-La with the pure land beauty in the world, Xishuangbanna with exciting tropical flavor and Dai ethnic dances, etc., which usually needs 6-15 days based on your exploration depth! Moreover, if you have any idea of more interested destinations in China to travel with Yuanyang together, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Guiyang, etc., please feel free to contact us and our experienced travel expert will help you to plan you coming tour with sincerity!

Recommended Yuanyang Yunnan Tour Packages:

8 Days Dongchuan, Yuanyang & Jianshui Photography Tour (Kunming / Dongchuan / Shilin / Yuanyang / Jianshui / Kunming)

11 Days Amazing Yunnan Tour (Kunming / Yuanyang / Jianshui / Kunming / Dali / Lijiang / Shangri-La)

Kunming Dongchuan Red Land in Kunming
Lijiang Old Town Lijiang Old Town

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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.

Local Hani Children in Yuanyang County
3 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Hani Culture Discovery Tour

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Kunming / Stone Forest / Yuanyang / Jianshui / Kunming

Black Dragon Pool Park
11 Days Amazing Yunnan Tour

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

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