Yuanyang, the small town that is the most famous tourist destination in Yunnan for viewing the spectacular Hani (Akha) minority rice terraces, is spectacular in itself. Here is a shot during dawn, taken from between the bus station (in the 'lower' part of town, towards Nansha) and the main square (which forms the center of town), looking west.
Yuanyang is perched on top of a severe hill which drops away to the north, where the Red River (Hong He in Chinese Pinyin) runs eastward towards Vietnam. Down the hill closer to the river live the Dai minority, but the Hani like to stay in the mountains.
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aloyho (6798) 2005-01-05 1:07
I like the colour scheme as it reminds of those classical paintings. The variety in tones as seen in the buildings makes this shot interesting and so is the clouds which lead us to the focal point.
ngythanh (8576) 2005-03-30 12:43
Only after arriving here last month, I fully appreciate this photo.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Walter Stanish (pratyeka) (281)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 28-135 mm, Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Shandong, Shanghai, Guizhou, Yunnan
- Theme(s): Yuanyang — a best-kept secret /1/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-04 10:13