Rena He

Travelled to 8 countries / regions

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Visited Dongchuan in October 2018 for a day



Asia > China > Dongchuan > Trip Briefs
Submitted on Oct 16, 2018 Trip Brief

My trip to Dongchuan Red Land, Yunnan

Dongchuan red land is located in the northeast of kunming city. It is considered to be the most imposing red land in the world except Brazil. We went there as a photography trip.

The Red land scenic spots are relatively scattered, there are 3 main viewing routes: northwest, northeast and south, the most convenient way to visit is to charter a car.


We chartered a car, paid 500rmb for the whole day.

but you can also go by bus

  • from Kunming: bus to Huashitou Village (花石头村) (direction: Fazhe 法者) from Kunming North Terminal
  • cost: 37rmb/person
  • schedule time: 7:50am, 8:30am - daily

What we saw inside the scenic area:

  • Luoxiagou (the most beautiful in my opinion)User submitted photo of Dongchuan
  • Qicaipo User submitted photo of Dongchuan
  • MakanerUser submitted photo of Dongchuan

Additional tips:

  • The best time to visit are:
  • April to May: when wheat is ripe
  • September to December: when rapeseed flowers are flourishing
  • February to March: when there is snow leftover in the fields

Reality check:

  • I did apply some effect on my photos, the colours in real life is less vibrant especially on a gloomy day...so I highly suggest to check the weather before going