It is located in the southwestern part of Kunming , 2600 ft. above sea level, a remote area.
Because of its lack of infrastructure and inadequate transportation and lodging, most travel agencies would not think of going there.
But for those who have seen the pictures of the Red land, no one can resist being attracted to its beautiful scenery!
This extra-ordinary reddish brown soil is a result of oxidized iron (and various other oxidized metallic minerals). In these mountains and hills every inch of land is cultivated to the maximum causing unwanted damage to the place through erosion.
That’s why returning to forestry is being advocated.
Dongchuan Red Land represents Yunnan mountain valley’s most attractive colors.
Multicolor Waves —- so magnificent.
Crops on the Red Land such as potatoes, oats, corn, oil flower vegetables.
Different colored crops, so arranged that when looking from afar, it seems like God has painted a cloth of gorgeous colors.
Because each family owns different sizes and shapes of land and each plants its own preference of crops, this beautiful tableau is produced. During harvest time, the soil is turned over and exposes this unusually red color.
In September , white-colored oil flowers are in bloom on the whole mountain.
It is a pity they cover up the beautiful red color.
The best time for sightseeing tour is middle of November .
Early in the morning, donkey-ridden carts full of harvest transporting to the town, while children are walking in the opposite direction to school.
Different seasons, different time, different sunlight, produce different colors.
The most dazzling color is just before the sun sets.
Bad tempered donkey did not want to work with the bull …
Different animals have different temperaments, they were used together to control each other.
If one of them refused to move, the other one would force it .
Child helping to harvest vegetables.
Clear sky with a rainbow after the rain.
This hallowed 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.
A town in Lexiaguo.
Lexiaguo is full of crop fields whose curves and lines add beauty to the scenery.
The curve-like crops’ lines are enhanced by the red soil.