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Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields

The people of the Hani ethnic group in Yuanyang have reclaimed the terraced fields according to the local geographic conditions. In the steep slopes, they reclaim small terraced fields while in the gradually descending ones, large terraced fields. They even reclaim land in the ditch. Therefore, all these terraced fields form an amazing landscape that will never fail to attract visitors. The red soil in Dongchuan is said to be a natural landscape second only to that of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For thousands of years, the local people have cultivated crops on this red land, producing such crops as wheat, potatoes and grape. And the cultivation methods employed by the local people have contributed to the today’s red soil. For shutterbugs, they can capture changing sceneries here in different seasons.

Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields

Flexible Tour Itinerary to Kunming, Yuanyang Terraced Fields and Dongchuan Red Land

Day 1: Kunming - Arrive in Kunming. Your personal guide and driver will escort you to the hotel.  

Hotels recommended: Grand Park Hotel Kunming, Green Lake Hotel, Brilliant Resort & Spa or similar

Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields

Day 2: Kunming/Yuanyang - Drive about 6 hours to Yuanyang, en route take a stop at the Stone Forest to shoot the large black limestone. After lunch in the scenic area, move on to Yuanyang. If time permits, you will have the chance to see the breathtaking fields before dark.

Hotels recommended: stay in the best hotel in Yuanyang - only simple hotels are available in this remote place!

  • * It takes about 5 hours from Kunming to Yuanyang and the part of the road is twisting mountain road.
Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields

Day 3: Yuanyang Terraced Fields - Head for Duoyishu scenic area around 6 A.M. to capture sunrise, then head for Bada for more pictures and stop at Qingkou Hani Village for lunch. Take a rest at the hotel or stroll in Xinjie town before heading for Laohuzui(Tiger’s Mouth) scenic area for sunset.

  • * The best season to photo Yuanyang Terraced fields is between November and April, and the best months are Jan. and Feb.
Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields

Day 4: Yuanyang/Jianshui/Kunming - Rise early at Longshuba scenic area for more photos of sunrise if you wish, head back to Kunming via Jianshui, visit the old city of Jianshui.

Hotels recommended: Grand Park Hotel Kunming, Green Lake Hotel, Brilliant Resort & Spa or similar

Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields

Day 5: Kunming/Dongchuan Red Land - Drive about 3 hours to Dongchuan County to shoot Redland photos. Check in at the hotel in Huashitou Village, have a simple lunch and then walk towards scenic areas of Yuepu’ao, Luosiwan and Waliangfangzi especially for sunset views (3.5 km).

Hotels recommended: Stay in the best hotel in Dongchuan - only simple hotels are available in this remote place!

  • * The best season to photo Dongchuan Red Land is between May and June, Sep. and Dec.
Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields

Day 6: Dongchuan - Hike towards Huagou Village, en route take photos of Laolongshu and Duoyishu scenic areas, after lunch, continue the hike towards Xiantangdi Village for sunset views in Luoxiagou scenic area.

Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields

Day 7: Dongchuan/Kunming - you can choose to get up early to take sunrise photos in Damakan scenic area, and then drive back to Kunming. Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport.

Meals: breakfast included in the hotel, fine local restaurants for lunch or dinner upon your request

  • Note: the Colorful Red Land & Breathtaking Terraced Fields tour itinerary mentioned above is only a sample; we can customize this tour to meet your requests.

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