South West of Kunming in Yunnan A place in south west of Kunming Capital city of Yunnan Province. Because of the remoteness and lack of infra structure and lodging the red land of eastern China is usually not listed on the tourist map of China. It is located in the southwestern part of KUNMING 2600 ft. above sea level in a remote area. The people living there are not so aware of its beauty. But for those who have seen the pictures of the Red land no one can resist its beautiful scenery! Just like a painting of a great magnificent landscape . 2600 ! .
Just like a mixing colors plate so bright and splendid .
Crops on the Red Land such as ; potatoes oats corn oil flower vegetables Different color crops so arranged when looking from afar it seems like God painted them on a cloth so full of gorgeous color
Early in the morning donkey-ridden cart full of harvest transporting to the town while a few of the children walking toward the different direction to school .
Different seasons different time different sunlight produce different kind of colors
Multicolor Waves----five six kinds of color mountains look like multicolor waves so magnificent
Because the soil contains such components as oxidized Iron after a long period of oxidation the soil produces this extra-ordinary reddish brown color. Here in this place mountains and hills every inch of land is cultivated and planted to the maximum by the inhabitants (consequently causing much erosion.) Just like Taiwan How long could this magnificent phenomenon exist We do not know. Thats why there is an advocacy of returning to forestry.
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In September white color oil flowers are in bloom on the whole mountain It is a pity they covered up the beautiful red color. The best time for sightseeing tour is middle of November .
Each family was given a different size and shape of land Each family has its own preference of crops. That causes these beautiful pieces of colors. During harvest time the soil is shoveled up and makes this unusually red color. . .
Dong chuan Red Land represents Yunnan mountain valley most attractive colors
The whole mountain is covered with a beautiful colored cloth. How I wish to lie down enjoying the breeze and looking at the ever-changing clouds in the sky .
Bad temper donkey did not want to work with the bull such uncoordinated working force. This is the first time I saw such kind of farming method and wondered why . .
The poorer farmer used horse to take the place of donkey. later I learned that since different kinds of animals had different temperaments they were used together to control each other. If one of them refused to move the other one would force it. That is to increase production . I think such ancient method could only be seen here . . . .
Good kid helping to harvest vegetables to bring home before sunset
This place is the souls relaxation and banquet
Clear sky with a rainbow after the rain
This hollowed place is the most distinct part of the land. Later in order to promote tourism it was named Lexiaguo ( meaning--- the place where beautiful colors set) : . - Lexiaguo
A town in Lexiaguo
The curve-like crops lines enhanced more clearly by the red soil
Lexiaguo is full of crops that its curves and lines were made so beautiful by the sunlight Lexiaguo
Sunset is so beautiful but it is almost dark The most dazzling color is before the sun sets
Rare opportunity to see the burning clouds I set up my camera and got it