Dongchuan Red Land And Luoxiaguo
Yunnan highland plateau there is a gorgeous colorful land,
seven colors like rainbow, Dongchuan Red soil, a rural place
in the Wumeng Mountainous area, about 180km north of Kunming,
becomes very famous among Chinese photographers for its red
soil. In the mid 1990s, the first Chinese photographers came
to discover the Wumeng's scenery. The first came and scooped
award-winning photos, but kept their location a closely guarded
secret. But slowly the details leaked and now more and more
photographers are making their arduous trip into the arid
mountains. The brilliant red soil, the yellow buckwheat¡¯s
and the dramatic skies make the region around Dongchuan a
paradise for photographers.
Speaking of Red Soil, the scenery is in
fact centralized around "Flower stone"(means colorful valley
in Chinese Huashitou) of Xintian Township, which is about
50km away from Dongchuan County seat. where is the radius
of nearly one hundred years of regional clay plateau of Yunnan's
most concentrated, The most typical and most characteristic
of red land, experts believe that the world outside the exception
of Brazil Rio de Janeiro, the most daunting of red earth,
and its vision is more sublime than the red soil of Brazil,
Those locations are too small to have a name. Locals simply
call it 109, 110...the number on the kilometer marker along
the road. 109 is almost the highest point on the road, which
branches here to another small hamlet. From all around 109
glorious vistas stretch to Guizhou and Sichuan. Dongchuan,
as the crow flies not more than 20 kilometers away, is barely
visible in the valley far below.
around us, mountains and rivers, and wilderness presents a
film dull red, purple, brick red of different red, large and
small radius of hundreds of miles every hill slopes, rape,
potato flowers bloom warm, golden Shakes the Barley the next
wave in the cool mountain breeze off a wave, a layer of green,
a layer of white, a layer of red, a layer of gold, bright
blocks of color thick was spread to the horizon, seemingly
casual, yet form a picturesque colorful pattern. Nowhere to
be seen, as if heaven smear of color, colorful and dazzling,
colorful and full, with elegant lines, but also sketched was
so thick and heavy.
The best time to visit Don Chuan (Luoxiaguo)
is May to June, September to Dec. different seasons you can
see different sceneries. In summer you can see potato¡¯s
flowers when rice come to mature the land color will full
of yellow flowers, Golden color, In the autumn, parts of read
land need to be planted again and other lands already plated
green rice or highland barley Yunnan special white Cole flowers
amazing colorful scenery. According to locals the third day
after rain it¡¯s the most beautiful of Red soil.
The wet earth under the sunshine colors more attractive. And
sky is bluer, shadows come to reflect to land is totally different
in every minutes, If you are lucky you can see the rainbow
after rain connect with the red soil, farmers are working
in the farm their farm works more like a artistic job. No
they are creating the art. the only thing you can do here
just pick up your camera and take lots and lots of picture.
chuan people are so kindly they will give you a hand when
you have difficulties. as to tour interests in Dong chuan
is dispersion and the distance is far away from each other.
Usually you need rend a car to go there, one day tour will
be 300-400/day.if you are not goanna rent a car the only way
to solve is walking. and want to go all these places in one
day is impossible. After long walk if you are tired you can
wave your hand to a motor car driver is driving near to you.
They should give you a ride and will not charge you anything
for return. make you feel grateful.
Dong chuan Travel Tips:
1. The best time for photo graph is
May, Sep. Nov. at that time there have more colors. Major
colors have red, Yellow, Green and white and there have plenty
fogs. The best shot to get amazing pictures
2. If you are not driving the car yourselves.Usually you need
to rent a car,you can rend a car from the hotels you stay.
Rent a car will takes you RMB400/day.or you choose go those
places by foot. but there have time limits
3. Base on Dong chuan your tour sequence
ping zi terrace tour place (Moon land) to Songmaopeng (Luoxiaguo
or luoxiagou) to Huagou (Old huagou) to visit Thousands years
of jargon tree - Overview of Red soil The cross road of "T"
From the right side of the cross road of
"T" there have "Qicai po" "Jinxiu Yuan" "Damakan"
From the left side of the cross road of
"T" there have: Lepuou " "Luoshi valley" "Wafang liangzi"
The best place for watching Sunrise is "Damakan"
The best place for watching Sunset is "Lepuou"
and "Wafang liangzi"
Remark: Each of places have there own different
beauty, especially in different time, the scenery will be
different from each other. After the rain the red soil color
will more brightly, In the morning color of Red soil will
be more darker. In the late afternoon the color and light
of red soil will be much better.
4. Dong chuan tour areas on the mountain
temperature will be lower 4-8°C, Morning and evening will
be colder. Many places have heavy wind, Except July to Oct.
you need a Long sleeve wind coat. Other seasons you better
take a jerseys
We offer ready-made Kunming
tour packages to Dongchuan Red
Soil, and we are always ready to tailor make a new private
trip for you, just drop us an email.
Days Kunming Tour To Dongchuan Red Soil