Dongchuan Red Land Travel Weather and Climate in April

Dongchuan Red Land Travel Weather and Climate in April

When you travel to Dongchuan Red Land in April. The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Dongchuan Red Land in April is 8.3°C (47°F). The average maximum temperature in Dongchuan Red Land in April is 22.8 °C (73°F). Dongchuan has strong ultraviolet radiation and changeable climate.  

Historical Dongchuan Red Land Average Daily Temperatures in April

April Average High  Average Low 
1 20.6°C /69°F 8.3°C /47°F
2 21.1°C /70°F 8.3°C /47°F
3 21.1°C /70°F 8.9°C /48°F
4 21.1°C /70°F 8.9°C /48°F
5 21.1°C /70°F 8.9°C /48°F
6 21.1°C /70°F 8.9°C /48°F
7 21.1°C /70°F 9.4°C /49°F
8 21.1°C /70°F 9.4°C /49°F
9 21.7°C /71°F 9.4°C /49°F
10 21.7°C /71°F 9.4°C /49°F
11 21.7°C /71°F 10°C /50°F
12 21.7°C /71°F 10°C /50°F
13 21.7°C /71°F 10°C /50°F
14 21.7°C /71°F 10°C /50°F
15 21.7°C /71°F 10°C /50°F
16 22.2°C /72°F 10°C /50°F
17 22.2°C /72°F 10.6°C /51°F
18 22.2°C /72°F 10.6°C /51°F
19 22.2°C /72°F 10.6°C /51°F
20 22.2°C /72°F 10.6°C /51°F
21 22.2°C /72°F 10.6°C /51°F
22 22.2°C /72°F 11.1°C /52°F
23 22.2°C /72°F 11.1°C /52°F
24 22.2°C /72°F 11.1°C /52°F
25 22.8°C /73°F 11.1°C /52°F
26 22.8°C /73°F 11.1°C /52°F
27 22.8°C /73°F 11.7°C /53°F
28 22.8°C /73°F 11.7°C /53°F
29 22.8°C /73°F 11.7°C /53°F
30 22.8°C /73°F 11.7°C /53°F

What to Wear for an April Dongchuan Red Land Travel

Dongchuan ultraviolet radiation is strong, the climate is changeable, go out with good rain gear, pay attention to sunscreen. Red land scenic spot has a big temperature difference in the morning and evening on the mountain about 2500 meters above sea level. It’s better to prepare a thick velvet jacket. In addition, red soil stained on clothes will be difficult to wash, it is recommended to wear dark clothes and shoes.

Useful Travel Tips for your Dongchuan Red Land Travel in April

  • Since this spot is a high land, so the wind is very strong here, especially in the morning, please take some warm clothes with you.
  • The sunrise time will change according to different seasons. Please check the actual sunrise time with the local people.
  • If possible, bring wide angle lens, ultra wide angle lens, polarizer and tripod to help to shoot better photos.
  • In Dongchuan district, there are many hotels and hostels, and most of them are located in the bus station. Both ¥20 bunk and ¥120standard room are available
  • Three Visiting Routes
    Northwest Line (from south to north): Langdadi – Jinxiuyuan – Qicaipo – Damakan
    Northeast line (from south to north): Laolongshu – Luoxiagou – Yueliangtian
    South line leading to Kunming: Yuepu’ao – Dayakou 
  • The best time to visit Luoxiagou is around 17:30. You can go to Jinxiuyuan around 18:20. Yuepu’ao faces west which makes it suitable to take pictures with front lighting around 8:00 am; the sunset here is also attractive.

Places to Visit in April Dongchuan Red Land

Late April to early May: During this period, potato flowers blossom and wheat is ripe. The red fields are blended with green and golden yellow, like a wonderful painting.

  • Damakan Village(打马坎): Best Sunrise
    Damakan Village is located in the northwest part of the whole scenic area, and it’s the best place to shoot sunrise scene. It’s about 10km from Huashitou Village. Standing on the highway and you can overlook the red land and the beautiful sunrise. The scenery in Damakan is very magnificent.
  • Qicaipo (七彩坡, Seven-Color Slope)
    Qicaipo is close to Damakan and is located in the way from Damakan to Huashitou Village, and it means seven colors slope in Chinese, which perfectly explain the scenery here. The colors here are very beautiful. The best shooting time is in the afternoon.
  • Jinxiu Yuan (锦绣园, Embroidery Garden)
    Jinxiu Yuan is located on the way from Qicaipo to Huashitou Village and it’s only 1 km from Qicaipo. Jinxiu Yuan is actually a large concave ground and there is a sightseeing road built along its mountainside. Best time for shooting is in the afternoon.
  • Luoxiagou (落霞沟, Sunset Valley): Best Sunset
    Luoxiagou, means sunset valley in Chinese, has the most beautiful sunset scenery. located at the northeast to Huashitou Village, the scenery here is often changed with the wind, cloud, sunshine and the plants in the fields. People say there are no repeated sceneries in Luoxiagou in the 365 days.
  • Yuepuao (乐谱凹, Music Hollow)
    Yuepuao is a village located in the south of Huashitou Village, very close to it. The scenery in Yuepuao is mainly made of colored fields, village and small forests. There is a beauty in the lines of the fields, just like the musical staff.
  • Luosiwan and Wafangliangzi
    If you go to Dongchuan from Kunming, then you will see these two attractions first. Luosiwan is suitable to shoot along with the sunlight, and sunrise and sunset here are also quite good. Wafangliangzi is in a highpoint and from here, you can overlook the view of Yuepuao. A funny thing in Wafangliangzi is tourists can find wonderful model in here: an old man wears his sheep fur coat and smokes with his pipe with his dog sitting beside him.
  • Ancient Tree
    The Ancient Tree has lived several thousands of years, and it’s kind of a magic. The local people think the tree is a sacred tree and they will worship the tree every year.
  • Shuipingzi
    Shuipingzi is also called Moon Field, and it’s located in the northeast of Huashitou Village. If you drive from the Dongchuan township, then Shuipingzi is the first attraction you will encounter. The red earth here stretches itself to the horizon.

Weather and Climate by Month

Keep Reading