Dongchuan Red Land Luoxiagou

Dongchuan Red Land Kunming Yunnan
Dongchuan offers an exceptional view of its red earth and crop fields on terraces. Colors showcase the uniqueness of this site. On cloudy days, the light effects are still amazing and, after the rain, the landscape is even more beautiful. No wonder it is reputed as a photographer's paradise.

Dongchuan Red Land 

The Dongchuan Red Land is a peculiar area, as its soil rich in iron and aluminum, creating an amazing crimson color. With the climate of the region, the earth is eroded and eventually resulting in its red color, characteristic of the region.
Today, for the crops planted in different season, the decor is changing. The panorama is then composed of an exquisite blend of red, orange, yellow and green. There are only two places in the world where one can observe the red earth of this beauty. Aside from Dongchuan, the other site is located in Rio de Janeiro, but according to experts, Dongchuan is more sublime.

Paradise of Photographers

Locate 200 kilometers north of Kunming. Dongchuabg is not easy to access until the new road is finished; the area is fairly less tourists. Many professional and amateur photographers are attracted by this red land and add the stunning views to their photo albums. Some sights are very popular depend on the different time of day and seasons. In general, the starting point is the village of Huashitou. Luoxiagou, Damakan, Jinxiuyuan and Yueliangtian are also worth a visit. Another site of view allows us to observe the sunset over the red earth. The effects of lights are so beautiful! When the sky is cloudy, the effects that appear on the field are remarkable. After a rain, rainbows often appear in the sky, giving an special charm to this site.
The best time to visit and admire the red earth of Dongchuan would be from mid-May and early June to late October. It would better not to go there in winter, as the roads are often icy.

Hospitable Locals in Dongchuan

In this remote place in China, people are very hospitable. Although their life conditions are not so good, they wear their hearts on their sleeves so they warmly open their doors and share a moment with you. No matter women working in the fields, men bringing in animals, the olds chatting under a tree or schoolchildren returning home, all will gladly welcome you with a smile.

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    2 200M Altitude Dongchuan Red Land
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