Explore the beauty of Kunming and Dongchuan Red Land on this 3-day journey. Begin in Kunming by visiting the ancient Yuantong Temple and strolling through the scenic Green Lake Park. The tour’s highlight takes you to Dongchuan Red Land, an enchanting landscape of rolling hills adorned in varying hues of red, yellow, green, and brown, changing with the seasons. Capture breathtaking moments during sunrise and sunset, and visit different locations to witness the harmonious interplay between the land and sky, crops and villages, as well as the local people and animals. Immerse yourself in the simple and authentic life of the farmers, experiencing their traditions and customs.
2. Rural Yunnan Immersion: Experience the authentic life of Dongchuan’s local farmers, capturing the essence of their traditions amidst the vibrant red land and green crops.
3. Spiritual Tranquility: Explore Kunming’s ancient Yuantong Temple, immersing yourself in its unique architecture and spiritual ambiance.
4. Park Serenity in Kunming: Stroll through Green Lake Park, witnessing traditional performances and embracing the cultural vibrancy of Kunming.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kunming & City ExplorationYuantong Temple, Green Lake Park
Upon your arrival at the airport, your guide will meet you and accompany you to check in at your downtown hotel. Begin your exploration with a visit to Yuantong Temple, Kunming's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple. Marvel at the temple's unique architecture, which seamlessly blends styles from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. Take in the serene atmosphere and the fragrance of incense as you explore the main hall, adorned with statues of Sakyamuni, Amitabha, and the Medicine Buddha.
Take a leisurely stroll around Green Lake Park, one of Kunming's most picturesque parks. Enjoy the scenic beauty of willow trees, lotus flowers, and migratory birds. Immerse yourself in the local culture by observing traditional music performances, dances, and tai chi. Feel free to join in the fun activities if you're inclined.
Accommodation: Kunming downtown hotel
- Day 2: Kunming - Dongchuan Red Land (B, L)Dongchuan Red Land, Luoxiagou, Luosiwan, Wafang Liangzi, Yuepuao
After breakfast, embark on a drive to Dongchuan Red Land, a hidden gem for photographers and nature enthusiasts. Admire the breathtaking landscape of rolling hills and fields, displaying a vibrant palette of red, yellow, green, and brown hues that evolve with the changing seasons and weather conditions. Indulge in popular local snacks for lunch at a nearby restaurant.
In the late afternoon, visit Luoxiagou and Luosiwan to capture stunning photos. Luoxiagou provides the perfect vantage point for capturing the sunset glow over the red land, while Luosiwan is a quaint village surrounded by colorful fields and hills. Explore the traditional houses and lifestyle of local farmers.
Reach Wafang Liangzi and Yuepuao for a captivating sunset view. Wafang Liangzi offers a panoramic perspective of the entire area, while Yuepuao is a pond that reflects the sky and land, creating a striking contrast.
Accommodation: Guesthouse in Dongchuan Red Land
- Day 3: Dongchuan Red Land - Kunming Departure (B)Damakan, Jinxiuyuan, Qichapo, Beihe Village
Witness the sunrise at Damakan, the renowned spot in Dongchuan Red Land. Observe the mesmerizing scene of the sun ascending over the horizon, casting a magical glow on the red land. Experience the dynamic transformation of colors from darkness to brightness, and from cold to warm.
Continue your exploration with visits to Jinxiuyuan and Qichapo. Jinxiuyuan features a vast expanse of red land with diverse patterns and shapes, showcasing winding roads, terraced fields, and scattered villages. Qichapo provides a contrasting view of red land against green crops and serves as an ideal location for capturing photos of local life and cattle. On the way back to Kunming, stop by Beihe Village to photograph the simple and authentic rural life of Yunnan province, including traditional costumes and folk customs.
Your driver will escort you to Kunming airport for your departure.