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* From [[Kunming]] - At least two buses everyday. The first is at 10:30, followed by possible ones at 13:00 and 19:00 (sleeping), ticket ¥130, about 7 hr. Departure from [[Kunming''' South''' bus station|Kunming#By_long_distance_bus]]. To get to the South Bus Station, take bus 154 close to the main train station. A taxi from the center will cost you around ¥50-60.
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* From [[Kunming]] - At least two buses everyday. The first is at 10:30, followed by possible ones at 13:00 and 19:00 (sleeping), ticket ¥130, about 7 hr. Departure from [[Kunming#By_long_distance_bus|Kunming''' South''' bus station]]. To get to the South Bus Station, take bus 154 close to the main train station. A taxi from the center will cost you around ¥50-60.
 
* From [[Kunming]] (alternative road) - From Kunming''' South''' bus station, via Jianshui and Yuanyang(Nansha). This road is less direct, but still convenient. (specially when we miss the bus from Kunming !!!)
 
* From [[Kunming]] (alternative road) - From Kunming''' South''' bus station, via Jianshui and Yuanyang(Nansha). This road is less direct, but still convenient. (specially when we miss the bus from Kunming !!!)
 
* '''!!TIP!!''' Over [[Gejiu]] - several buses everyday, get to Gejiu about ¥80, 4-5 hr, then ¥20 to Yuanyang New town (Nansha bus station), 1 hr. Buses to Gejiu departure from Kunming '''East''' bus station.
 
* '''!!TIP!!''' Over [[Gejiu]] - several buses everyday, get to Gejiu about ¥80, 4-5 hr, then ¥20 to Yuanyang New town (Nansha bus station), 1 hr. Buses to Gejiu departure from Kunming '''East''' bus station.

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Yuanyang is in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan, China.

Understand

It is important to understand that Yuanyang, in fact, refers to three things. There is Yuanyang County, Yuanyang New City (Nansha), and Yuanyang Old Town (Xinjiezhen). Yuanyang New City is the Yuanyang you will see on most maps and the capital of Yuanyang County, while Yuanyang Old Town is the traditional heart of the county and definitely the location you will be heading if you are a tourist. To make things complicated, if you are in Nansha, then you are in Yuanyang, and Yuangyang Old Town is Xinjiezhen (or simply Xinjie), and if you are in Xinjiezhen, then you are in Yuanyang, and Yuangyang New City is Nansha. Make sure you clarify which Yuanyang you are going to when you hop on a bus. For the sake of continuity, in this article "Yuanyang" will refer to Yuanyang Old Town and "Nansha" will refer to Yuanyang New City.

Get in

  • From Kunming - At least two buses everyday. The first is at 10:30, followed by possible ones at 13:00 and 19:00 (sleeping), ticket ¥130, about 7 hr. Departure from Kunming South bus station. To get to the South Bus Station, take bus 154 close to the main train station. A taxi from the center will cost you around ¥50-60.
  • From Kunming (alternative road) - From Kunming South bus station, via Jianshui and Yuanyang(Nansha). This road is less direct, but still convenient. (specially when we miss the bus from Kunming !!!)
  • !!TIP!! Over Gejiu - several buses everyday, get to Gejiu about ¥80, 4-5 hr, then ¥20 to Yuanyang New town (Nansha bus station), 1 hr. Buses to Gejiu departure from Kunming East bus station.
  • From Jinghong - an interesting, two day trip through mountains and minority areas. Get the bus from Jinhong to Luchun (12 hr) and stay the night. Spend the morning in Luchun, taste the local Yi food and check out the tea terraces, then get the bus at midday to Xinjie (3-4 hr).

Get around

See

These rice fields were sculptured in mountains by the Hani minority for several centuries
  • Terrace fields - lot of small buses at Nansha bus station. Most popular areas: Yishu village (依树村; yishucun, 24 km), Bada village (坝达村; badacun, 16 km), Habo village (哈播村, habocun, 80 km), Longshu dam (龙树坝; longshuba, 5 km), Xinjie (新街镇; xinjie zhen). Gates have been put up and you will be charged 60 yuan to visit certain areas. At January 2012 it was possible for some travellers to go there without paying the fee (so really just buy a ticket if you really have to). You can take bus, randomly get out and just walk, camp.

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

  • Yingyoulian Guest House (Xinjie Town), (On the main road, up the hill from the bus station), +86 159 8737 4367. checkout: 12:00. Hotel just up the street from the main square of Xinjie. The owner, Belinda, speaks English (one of the few in town that can) and can organize tours to the rice terraces. Dorm ¥30,double ¥60, during Spring Festival ¥250-300.

Get out

  • Kunming - Buses leave from Xinjie at 09:05, sleeper buses at 16:30 and 18:30.
  • Gejiu
  • Honghe
  • Jianshui - The most comfortable (and probably fastest) route is to get a shared taxi to Nansha (1 hr - ¥15), then a bus to Gejiu (1 hr), then a bus to Jianshui (1 hr).


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