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Dongchuan Red Land

 Kunming Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Dongchuan Red Land (昆明东川红土地)

Dongchuan Red Land is located at 250 kilometers from Kunming, it is considered the most grand and magnificent red soil land in the world besides the red land in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And it is believed it's more powerful and beautiful than Brazil's. The most beautiful views has to be during sunrise and sunset. 

Dongchuan Red soil is located in the rural place Wumeng Mountainous area approximately 180 kilometers north of Kunming. The Red land has become famous amongst photographers for its red soil. During the mid 1990s, the first Chinese photographers came to discover the Wumeng's scenery. The brilliant red soil contrasted with the yellow buckwheat and the dramatic skies make the region around Dongchuan a paradise for photographers.

The best time to visit Dongchuan is between May and June or September to December.  With the change in seasons you can see different sceneries. In the summer you can seewhen rice come to mature the land full of yellow flowers, the fields are golden during this season. When autumn approaches, parts of red land need to be planted again and other lands planted with highland barley a Yunnan special white Cole flower provides amazing colorful scenery. 

According to locals the third day after rain is when the red soil is most beautiful. The wet earth under the sunshine makes the colors all the more more attractive. With the blue sky the shadows come to reflect the beautiful array of colors across the magnificent fields. 

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Address: Huashitou Country, Xinxiang Town, Dongchuan District, Kunming, Yunnan Province

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Main Sights

Damakan Village, Seven-Color Slope, Embroidery Garden, Sunset Valley, Music Hollow, Tiled House Bridge, River Snail Bay

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Travel Information

Admission: Free

Openning Hours: All day long

Visiting Time: 1~2 days

Best Time to Visit: 

1. September to November. Some fields are turned over for new crops with large red earth exposed, others are planted with green highland barley and wheat, decorated by white cole flowers. The feild is colorful and gorgeous during this season.

2. May to June. In summer while the potato flowers open and wheat is ripe, the red land turns out to be the golden waves of cornfeild dotted by little flowers. It is a perfect time to capture the Red Land landscape.

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1. Take a direct bus from Kunming North Bus Station and get off at Huagou, which will cost about 4 hours to reach the Red Land.

2. Driving to Dongchuan by the motorway from Kunming takes about 3 hours.

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Travel Tips 

1. Sunset Valley is the best place to appreciate the sunset while Damakan Village is to the sunrise landscape.

2. It is suggested to rent a car to transfer among attrations for the Red Land Scenic Area is too large to tour on foot.

3. Red Land will show different facinating landscape depending on the chageable weather. If you are a professional photographer, we suggest you stay at least two days to capture the most beautiful scenery.

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Tour including Visiting Dongchuan Red Land

2 Days Group Tour to Dongchuan Red Soil Land without tour guide

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