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Discover Dongchuan Red land

Dongchuan Red Land is located in the town of Xintian, 40km southwest of Dongchuan City, near the milepost named “Flower Stone”.

The area covering hundreds of square meters is the most concentrated, typical, and unique red land on the Yunnan red land tableland. Besides the red land in Rio de Janeiro, the spectacular red land of Dongchuan is healed the most magnificent red land in the world. Comparing to red land in Brazil, the scenery here is even more beautiful.

Dongchuan Red land

Heading to the north from Kunming, you’ll be always on rugged winding roads. Overlooked from mountains, white plain formed by debris flows will be in your visual field. Dongchuan has been healed “the museum of debris flows”. You can never imagine such amazing scenery without having been to Dongchuan.

Dongchuan Red land

Because of the humid and worm climate, the iron elements in the soil have been depositing year by year after oxidation, and then the glaring color is formed after centuries. Dongchuan has also been called “natural copper capital” since the ancient time.

Glaring red land, green vegetable plot, unique shape and beautiful figure are set off by the blue sky, white cloud and capricious light, which is the whole dream-like picture is just like the colorful paintings, making you feel dizzy.

Reputedly, the discovery of Dongchuan Red Land should be owed to a photographer. He saw the spectacular gorgeous red land when he was passing by plane. Then he went to Dongchuan lots of times to search the red land area.

Finally, the amazing land was found by him. As soon as his photos were seen by people, countless tourists went there and worked up much enthusiasm and passion of the land.

Every attraction here has its own specialty in different seasons and time. You could choose the place and time according to your own fancy. You could get good photos at every scenic here. Besides,according to the natives, the red land looks bright-colored and gorgeous after rain.

I also found it is a little dim and dull in the morning and much better in the evening. In a word, the beautiful scenery is far beyond description of words. Dongchuan Red Land was selected as the Top Undiscovered China Attractions.



The most concentrated, most typical, and distinctive red land on Yunnan’s red soil plateau is known as Dongchuan Red Land, and it is located in the area of Xintian Township, more than 40 kilometers southwest of Dongchuan District, Kunming, with a place called “Flower Stone,” a region of nearly 100 miles around.

More than 200 kilometers away from Kunming City, Dongchuan Red Soil is situated in the northeast. The high temperature and rainy weather in Dongchuan, Yunnan, led to the development of a red soil that is rich in iron and aluminum, has little organic content, is quite acidic, and is heavy in clay.

Dongchuan is known for its brass, and with the wonderful and stunning red countryside, Dongchuan has emerged as one of Yunnan’s newest and most popular tourist hotspots. The Hua Shi Tou neighborhood in Xintian Township contains the most representative portion of Dongchuan Red land.

As a defense mechanism against biotic and abiotic environmental stressors, land plants frequently exhibit red pigmentation. Different land plant lineages create different types of pigment. They are flavonoids, a significant branch of the phenylpropanoid pathway, in the majority of species.