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Dongchuan Red Land, Kunming

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Known as the "Gods' Palette," the colorful fertile terraces of Dongchuan Red Land attract visitors and photographers throughout the year. The lands extend for nearly 50 km (31 mi) in vibrant colors of yellow, green, and brown, depending on the type of crops planted. Hike through the fields and admire the crazy whirlwind of colors mixing with the clear blue sky, white clouds, and mountains. The land remains partly undiscovered, with a scarcity of facilities like hotels, restaurants, and shops. Nonetheless, local accommodations provide a soothing, rural atmosphere full of warm hospitality. Add Dongchuan Red Land to your Kunming travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kunming online journey planner .
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  • A long, winding and narrow drive by the tour guide, Mr. Eric, to Red Earth of Dongchuan, Yunnan, China. Never seen any scenery like this, so beautiful with layers of colors, a really eye opener for us...  more »
  • The red lands are spread over a 50-kilometre length. Although many say red lands are unique, I have seen long stretches of red lands in South America. I was surprised by the colour the first time I sa...  more »
  • We were plagued by rain the entire week unfortunately this resulted in a rocky ascend by car to dongchuan as the roads were very muddy. The rain meant overcast skies and foggy weather with low visibil...  more »

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Attracting tourists year-round, Kunming provides a wide range of accommodations for a variety of visitors. Luxurious hotels lie on both banks of the Panlong River, while mid-range hotels cluster in the center. Popular among backpackers exploring this big city and the entire Yunnan Province, Kunming also offers a range of low-budget facilities in the downtown area. Choose from a number of budget options around the railway station and along Beijing Road north of the station.
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