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Dongchuan Red Land

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled to Donghcuan from Kunming. The road all the way there was very bumpy, so get a good car. Our driver was very knowledgeable about the place and made sure we stop at the right locations to get some seriously good views of the red...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JasneshBhullar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are seasoned travellers who reside in Melbourne and decided to take a trip off the beaten track to Yunnan to see all the Wonders of China. We have been to Beijing,Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guangzhou, etc but haven’t been off the beaten track like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bearsticky
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Ofcause it is an breathtaking view. but that's it... if you look a bit deeper or be there more often you will see squaremeters of plastic covering the fields, agricultural monoculture everywhere eroded soil, deserted land. the beautiness is based on tons of fertilizers and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diwen D
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We were on 2 days 1 night tour. The journey from Kunming is about 4 hrs, a pretty long journey with bumpy road. Our local guide bought us to the places where photos taken were the best shoot. At this now, we could see construction...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jocelyn_smi
Reviewed July 26, 2018

the red lane located quite far from kunming. u have to take a local bus from kunming to get there. the red lane it self not only give the red lane colour. the best time to visit red lane is during autumn. u will see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ana_kecik
Reviewed June 9, 2018

We visited Red Land in Mid May. Perfect time to admire its beauty. We stayed in Red Land. Our hotel owner Mr Zhang is also our driver cum guide. He is a keen photographer too and knows the spots for good view. We stayed 2...More

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank VoonLoe
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

About 4 hours drive from Kunming. My guide brought us to different parts of Dongchuan to see the different land. It is not in season, the colours of the land is mainly red soil, with part green & yellow. We enjoyed the sunset, when light...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 2015ECL05
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Our 21-day tour of China included four days based in Kunming that were filled with amazing sights. Just as amazing was our guide Evan. His command of English and wide travel experience provided our most interesting conversations about our respective cultures. We learned so much...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank FroggyDarwin
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We visited the red land,,during 3 days,,and I must say 2 days would be enough.Realy we expected more from this region

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rolly04
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Just back from Red Soil lands I m a budget traveller From kunming airport to North coach bus station Taxi 80 yuan By subway 6 yuan approx The Bus station opens by 6 am Got ticket for Huashitou Village 45 yuan Bus boarded on gate...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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zenn70
kuala lumpur
Shangri-la or Dongchuan Red land in mid-October (2 Replies)
Will be visiting Kunming/Lijiang with 3 days to spare. Can't decide between Shangri-la and Dongchuan red land. Is the scenery good in October in Dongchuan? Thanks.
August 15, 2013|
Response fromZhongguoKM|
Dongchuan is supposed to be pretty at that time of year, though cannot confirm from firsthand experience. Shangri-La should also be OK in October.
perfectpao
Bangkok, Thailand
1 day trip to Dongchuan Red land (2 Replies)
I will visit Kunming 15-18 Sept and I plan to visit Donchuan Red land on 16 Sept. Is it possible to find private tour guide or private taxi?
September 11, 2017|
Response fromkvchinaa|
Possible but not worth it. Dongchuan is a bit too far to do as a daytrip. If you can't make it a 2 day trip with overnight, forget it.
Debzliz
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Dongchuan Red Land (3 Replies)
Can anyone recommend a clean guest house with Western toilet. Dongchuan Red Land. Thank You
October 06, 2013|
Response fromZhongguoKM|
I don't personally know of any, though they doubtless exist. Would suggest you contact some of the people who posted favorable reviews of their lodging experience and ask them more about where they stayed. It's not an area that has well developed tourist infrastructure and you will have a hard time finding out much about lodging there through the usual booking engines.