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3-Day Kunming and Dongchuan Red Land Tour

Written by LancyUpdated Apr. 7, 2024

Capture "God's Palette of Colors"

Only the red land in Brazil can rival it. The rich iron deposits in the soil have been gloriously exposed for thousands of years as local people worked on this land generation after generation. This is Dongchuan Red Land — "the palette of colors placed on Earth by God".

On this 3-day Kunming and Dongchuan Red Land tour, you will visit the highlights of Kunming City and then head north for the unique landscape of colorful earth. Enjoy the most artistic sunrise and sunset shoots, and also encounter authentic rural life photo ops on China's greatest red land.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Maximize Your 2 Days to Photograph Dongchuan Red Land at 5+ Viewing Points

Your local guide will take you to the right places at the right times for the big scenic area's best shots.

Maximize Your 2 Days to Photograph Dongchuan Red Land at 5+ Viewing Points

Prepare your camera and take photos of beautiful views at sunrise and sunset.

Maximize Your 2 Days to Photograph Dongchuan Red Land at 5+ Viewing Points

Visit the Earliest Guanyin Temple with 1,200 Years of History

Discover the three main branches of Buddhism in one temple: Chinese, Tibetan, and Theravada Buddhism.

Visit the Earliest Guanyin Temple with 1,200 Years of History

You can also burn incense and make a wish (prayer) there like a local.

Record Locals' Daily Life with Your Camera at Green Lake Park

Feel local people's happiness when they dance in traditional dress together.

Record Locals' Daily Life with Your Camera at Green Lake Park

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences

Take some photos of local life at beautiful Beihe Village, which is generally not visited by tourists.

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences
China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences

Taste Dongchuan-grown baked potatoes with their 18 home-made sauces and pickles.

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1Kunming Arrival, Yuantong Temple, and Green Lake Park

Meet your private guide at the airport. Visit Yuantong Temple, and see the three main branches of Buddhism — Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Theravada Buddhism — meet together there. Walk around Green Lake Park, where you are likely to find local people in traditional dress dancing together. You are welcome to join them.

DAY 2Kunming to Dongchuan Red Land

Drive from Kunming to Dongchuan. Have a lunch in a local restaurant and try the famous snacks of Dongchuan.

The key to touring Dongchuan Red Land (photography-wise) is visiting the right place at the right time. Enjoy the views and take pictures at Luoxiagou and Luosiwan in the late afternoon. Capture the sunset at Wafang Liangzi and catch the sunset glow at Yuepuao after sunset.

DAY 3Dongchuan Red Land to Kunming and Departure

See a sunrise at Damakan and then take pictures at Jinxiuyuan and Qichapo. Take the chance to photograph local life in a photogenic and peaceful traditional village — Beihe Village, a place generally not visited by travelers, on the way back to Kunming. Not listed as a Dongchuan attraction, Beihe is an untouched village set against the background of a red-field hill.

We'll get you back to Kunming airport for your departure.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

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FromCNY3,140/USD483 p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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