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Dongchuan Red Land

Location:Dongchuan Red Land is located about 250 kilometers (155 miles) northeast of Kunming, with an altitude of 1800-2600 meters above sea level.
Best time for visit: The best time for photography there is from mid-May to early-June and from mid-October till November each year.


Dongchuan Red Land is located in the southeast side with more than 40km away from Kunming City. This area boasts the most typical and featured red soil in Yunnan highland. Experts regard it as the second marvelous red land in the world following the one in Rio Brazil.

Although discovered in the mid 1990s, the exact location is kept secret among few Chinese photographers who scooped award-winning photos here. People who have been the first time to visit this land will be deeply impressive by the gorgeous scenes. Lands in deep red, purple, bright red, etc . cover thousands of mountains. When wind blows, the plants in fields wave tenderly. It is a colorful picture drew by the nature. Viewing it from away, it looks like a oil painting more than a Chinese painting.

Photo genetic, breathtaking, wonderful are not big words to describe this land. Those strong colors of red, white, yellow, green, gold, and blue, remind people of Van Gough's oil paintings. The real Van Goughs are the local peasants, who are the painters and artists of this natural picture. They plough, they grow, they harvest, but meanwhile, not on purpose, that they created the most beautiful land oil painting in the world. This land is becoming once of the most beloved paradise by the photographers and fans of the world.

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