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Dongchuan Red Land & Yuanmou Earth Forest Photography Tour - 5 Days

Destination: Dongchuan Red Land & Yuanmou Earth Forest
Duration: Five Day
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Transportation: Vehicle
Best Travel Time:May - June, Sept. - Oct.
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Dongchuan, a rural area in the northeast of Kunming, is believed that it has the world's most imposing red earth, even more magnificent than that in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Because of the warm and humid climate in Yunnan, the Iron oxide in the soil deposited slowly through years and gradually developed an extraodinary reddish brown soil.It is described as ※palette§ whereby God knocked over his palette of heaven paint, which makes Dongchuan such a stunning masterpiece. Fiery red soil, emerald green barly, golden yellow buckwheat and snow white oil flowers against the floating clouds, ever-changing light and the dramatically blue sky make a marvelous painting, bringing not only the strong visual impact but also the banquet of soul. It is such an amazing spectacle that you can never imagine.


The mystical Forest of Earth Pillars is situated in Yuanmou Town, on the north side of Yunnan Province. The nature scenery is a masterpiece carved by wind and rain.  It was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. It is named for its shape like immense forest and the main composition of the expansion earth. The whole landscape of the Soil Forest in Yuanmou is mainly castle, screen, curtain and column, including the highest about 40 meters and very grand.With the area of 800 Mu, there are more than 300 scenic spots, such as the golden pillars standing in great numbers, the jade belt surrounding the waist, full of grass growing on head in towering rage, the ancient castle standing strongly fortified. Among them, Langbapu earth forest is tall, varied and well developed with an average height of 8 to 25 meters. The colorful earth forest looks like grand palaces from a distance. And if you walk into the earth forest, you will find yourself in an old castle or a gallery. The earth columns have varied shapes: a palace, a tower, a sword, a flying eagle or a galloping horse. It's a wonderfulness of the nature!


Abundance with picturesque scenery, Dongchuan and Yuanmou is seldom visited by general tourists. It is a paradise for photography fans!

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Day 1 : Arrive in Kunming 每 DongChuan Red Land Scenic Area

Arrive in Kunming Airport before 12:20pm and meet up with photographer guide from the DongChuan Red Land. Have lunch, then drive approximately 3 hours to the DongChuan Red Land Scenic Area, a rural place in the Wumeng Mountainous area, famous amongst Chinese photographers for its brilliant red soil, yellow buckwheats and dramatic skies. As you near this area, you will make your first stops to admire the stunning landscape around Yueliangtan. Settle into the guesthouse for the night stay.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2 (01 Nov): Dongchuan Red Land

Get up early to see the sunrise over Damakan village, then visit Qicaipo (Seven Color Slope) and return to the hotel for a late breakfast. Head back to Jinxiu Garden (Splendid Garden) and take a leisurely 1-1.5 hour walk through the terraced fields to the Luoxiagou (Falling Clouds Ditch) area. Have lunch and take a rest at the hotel. In the late afternoon visit the scenic spots around Luoxiagou area, staying on to see the sunset. As a low land encircled by hills, it stands out as the quintessential part of this area. Vivid and rich colors with the most subtle shades abound here, when coupled with the changing light, a mirage is created. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3 : DongChuan Red Land 每 WuDing (Lion Mountain) - YuanMou

Set out early for the 5 hour journey to Yuanmou (). On the way, we will stop for lunch in Wuding and take a visit to Lion Mountain  which consists of ancient temples, steep cliffs and heavily-wooded hills. After arriving in Yuanmou, visit the Yuanmou Man Archaeological Exhibition Hall. The Exhibition Hall houses a great numbers of Yuanmou Man fossils and artifacts excavated from the county. It is said that Yuanmou Man was the the earliest human being that has been found in China and indeed, all of Asia, up to now. Check into the local best hotel - Yao Dong Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4 : YuanMou Stone Forest

Today we will spend a full day visiting the World Geological Wonder of the Soil Forest. The Earth Forest (Tulin) in Yuanmou is a provincial class scenic spot is made up of five areas, covering an area of 50 sq km. It was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. We will set out on foot through this amazing landscape visiting and photographing the Banguo Earth Forest, Tiger Leaping Shoal Earth Forest, Wanbao Earth Forest, Xiaoleizai Earth Forest and Xinhua Earth Forest . Overnight at the Yao Dong Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 (04 Nov): YuanMou 每 Kunming 每 Departure

This morning after breakfast, set out on the 3.5 hours drive to Kunming City for your flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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