Far from the organized tourist trail in China you’ll find Yuanyang. It’s similar to Sapa & Bac Ha in Vietnam and one of our favorite stops from our two months in China. Contact the Window to Yuanyang coffee shop for a market schedule before heading to Yuanyang and negotiate with a driver for a sunrise, market and sunset tour. We paid 250 RMB for the van for the day split between 6 people (roughly $5 per person) The market schedule rotates between villages based on the Chinese calendar (different animals for each day match up with a village where the market is scheduled that day). The markets are filled with Hani, Yi & Dai market-sellers and market-goers. It’s fascinating people watching, but we don’t have to tell you that, just check out the photos below!