Dongchuan Red Land
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 seldom visited by general tourists for its remoteness and
inadequete lodging facilities, however, the land with picturesque
scenery is paradise for photograghy fans.
Dongchuan Red Land represents Yunnan mountain
valley most attractive colors. It is decorated with multi-color
crops. Fiery red soil, emerald green barly, golden yellow
buckwheat and snow white oil flowers against the floating
coulds, 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.
Covering an area of over 200,000 square
kilometres, the Red Land scenery is centralized around Huashitou
of Xintian Township, about 50km away from Dongchuan County
seat. The highlights include Jinxiu Garden, Qicai Slope, Yuepu
Hollow, Yueliang Field, Damakan and Lexiagua.
Lexiagua is the most dazzling color in this
painting. Lexiagua, also called Luoxiagou in Chinese, means
a gully of fallen rosy clouds and it's situated between two
mountains on both sides. Thanks to Creater's superb craftsmanship,
it is a wonder that the breathtaking landscape should hide
in such a gully. It is outlined by the crops' curve, ornamented
with terrace in variety shapes, vibrant out of the multi-color
wave. There are no words that can completely describe the
gorgeousness of Lexiagua. Besides, it is really difficult
to capture the best of Lexiagua as well. For the photography
fans, Lexiagua is a dream and also a test.