Yuan Yang
Rice Terraces

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Why the
Yuan Yang Rice Terraces
are special

Not only are the Yuan Yang rice terraces among the world's largest and most spectacular rice terraces, they are the least known among them, which keeps the tourist count low. You get an extra sense of adventure when you are there.

Yuan Yang rice terraces
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How to pronounce

Yuan Yang:  you'ahn yah'ng


Although few general tourists have visited the Yuan Yang rice terraces, many photographers have because of the thrilling beauty of the landscape.


The landscape changes vividly through the year.

Winter and early spring

The paddies are flooded. This creates the reflecting pool effect, a photographer's dream (see photo).

In the summer

The paddies are luxuriantly green with growing rice stalks.

After the fall harvest

The paddies become naked bare earth.

Hike carefully

The steep rice terrace paths can be quite slippery. Wear appropriate shoes or boots.

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