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Dongchuan Red Land

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Address: Huashitou Country, Dongchuan District, Kunming 654109, China
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The laterite fields

Laterite field in Dongchuan create a unique landscape. It is one of the most interesting places in Yunnan. Rarely visited by tourists, which should be considered as an advantage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Elzbieta P
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Lodz, Poland
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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Laterite field in Dongchuan create a unique landscape. It is one of the most interesting places in Yunnan. Rarely visited by tourists, which should be considered as an advantage of this place. Mountainous terrain covered with a network of fields present themselves beautifully in the sunshine. Amazing color is created by a red laterite soil!

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Samara, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is not an easy way to get to Dongchuan but it is really worth going there. Just remember to come in right time . Autumn is the best for sure. You will be rewarded by unforgettable and awesome sights of many coloured and different shaped mountain fields.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

-Two buses from kunming 730/830am, a few hour drive -The bus driver will drop you right at your guesthouse -Stayed with mdm Zhao. Your hostel / hotel likely knows of her and will book for you via phone (there is no website) -No English -Her husband will wake you up and drive you about, this tour will cost $50 CAD... More 

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Misgav, Northern District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First of all i would like to say that this place is breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful! far from any noise of cities and towns. You should go there as soon as possible, as there is lot of work over there on the mountain with some heavy tools. I did a day trip from Kunming, i wanted to share so you know... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Not perfect weather on the day I visited, still feel quite stunning views. A combination of natural wonder and human. From the camera lens, such rare nature palette, keep us running up and down to find the best angles. The new highway from Kunming to Redland allow me only one day return. Though rush, all because no information to find... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Be ready for some bumpiness. Pitstop for toilets are open doors with no flushing system. If you can't take the "fragrance" hold back on your water consumption as the ride takes about 3.5 hours. However, once there you will enjoy the view and have the opportunity to take some memorable photos. They have these "ancient looking elders" who forms part... More 

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Guilin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Not to different than other landscape in Yunnan or China ... but close to Kunming (4 hours drive). The best time is when the soya fields are in flower. Other seasons is soso: just red soil or corn or potatoes plantation is not enough. Beautiful when soya fields are in flower.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited the red earth terraces in March, driving from Kunming, staying overnight and then driving back to Kunming the following day. Having my time over and knowing what I know now, I doubt if I would do it again. With three to four hours driving each way it was a long way to drive just to see terraced fields,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I am so glad not to have missed Dongchuan. The views in the area are superb and although it is recommended that travellers stay there overnight to see sunset/sunrise I did not have the time and still felt I saw a lot. The way there is beautiful, there is nothing to do once in the area except look around at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Situated about 4 hrs from Kunming City, DongChuan is a relatively un-commercialized part of Yunnan. Famed for the reddish earth which lends beautiful and contrasting hues against the quiltwork of farmed land and surrounding mountains, DongChuan offers truly colorful and spectacular scenery along with a chance to explore the colorful rural lifestyle of the tribal people of the area. It... More 

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