Yuanyang County is located in the south of Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, 284 kilometers away from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.
Yuanyang Rice Terraces is the core area of Honghe Hani Terraces which was approved to be listed in the world heritage list in 2013. The terraces in Yuanyang Yunnan is distributed in 14 towns covering 113 square kilometers. Yuanyang is also one of the important producing areas of tropical fruits, Yunwu Tea and gold in Yunnan Province. Yuanyang Yunnan is mainly inhabited by Hani Nationality and other six ethnic groups including Yi, Han, Dai, Miao, Yao and Zhuang. The Hani culture features terraces, long street banquet, mushroom-shaped houses and embroidery clothing.