Yunnan Photography Dongchuan Red Soil Land and Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraced Fields 8 days tour
Kunming -Dongchuan-Jianshui - Yuanyang-Kunming
Day-1 Kunming - Dongchuan
After breakfast, drive 360km to Dongchuan red soil land which takes 4 hours. Have lunch, then explore and shoot at Damakan Hill, Jingxiuyuan Hill, LuoXiaGou Valley and so on. Stay tonight in Dongchuan.Dongchuan Red Land, Although discovered in the mid 1990s, the exact location is kept secret among a few Chinese photographers who scooped award-winning photos here. People who have been the first time to visit this land will be deeply impressive by the gorgeous scenes. Lands in deep red, purple, bright red, etc¡ cover thousands of mountains.
Day-2 Dongchuan - Jiaozi Snow Mountain - Xincun Town
Continue create great photos of Dongchuan Red Soil Land. Have lunch and then drive to Jiaozi Snow Mountain, trek to the top whre you will find beautiful flowers and trees. Drive back to Dongchuan and stay in Xincun Town.Jiaozi Mountain is l88km away from Kunming. As the best snow view in the low latitude of Southeast Asia, Mt. Jiaozi, rising 4221m above sea level, is a beautiful scenic spot.
Day-3 Dongchuan - Xinping
Visit the villages of ethnic Yi and Dulong People. Drive to Xinping. Visit Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture and Ecology Tourism Village and the Gasa DaBingLangYuan Huayao Dai Ethnic Village. In Gasa Town, tour to Daika Dai village and Huayao Dai village at Damuyu County. In a plantation, you will see the traditional houses made of mud-bricks, and you will see Dai people weaving and dying hand-made cloth.
Drive to the Ailao Mountain National Reserve, on the way, take photos of the Ailao Terraced Fields. Visit the Manor Of Longxi Clan, the Ancient Tea Horse Road and the Stone Gate Gorge and the virgin Forest, we will stop frequently along the way to grab great photo opportunities.Manor Of Longxi Clan: Covering 2,800 square meters, the manor altogether has 58 rooms, including three parts-the major building, garden and stable.
Day-5 Xinping - Jianshui
Depart Xinping and travel to Jianshui, a wonderful shoot destination for Chinese ancient architecture. Visit city gate - Chaoyang Tower. Tour to the Zhu's Family Garden, the Confucian Temple and the Shuanglong Bridge. In the evening, explore the old residential area and its unique ancient wells. Stay overnight at Zhu Family's Garden, the best hotel in Jianshui.
Day-6 Jianshui - Yuanyang
Visit Tuanshan Village and the Garden of Zhang Family. Drive to Yuanyang where you will have tons of great shooting opportunities. On the way, visit the Swallow Cave. Enjoy the wonderful view of of Laohuzui terraced fields at sunset. Stay overnight at Mengnong Chieftain Palace.
The photographic treasure-hunt today is the spectacular sunrise view from scenic mountain terraces at Duoyishu Village. In the afternoon, visit Qingkou Ethnic Hani Village and rice terraces, Bada Hani terraced fields and Shengcun Market. Enjoy the sunset of terrace fields in Longshuba in the late afternoon.
Day-8 Yuanyang - Kunming
Get up early and catch the sunrise on terraced fields in Yuanyang, do a bit more landscape photography and portraiture, seizing on the opportunities all around us in these hills, then return to Kunming. Visit the Stone Forest on the way. Stone Forest: Located 120 kilometers southeast of Kunming, the Stone Forest is a typical karst formation covering an area of more than 350 square kilometers. In 2007, it is listed as World Natural Heritage. Walking inside the forest, you will find a wonderland consists of innumerable huge rocks of fantastic shapes.Back to Kunming. overnight in kunming
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