How to Get to Dongchuan Red Land from Kunming?

Dubbed as “God’ Palette”, Dongchuan Red Land is a rising star which attracts more and more photography enthusiasts and casual travelers home and abroad. With an altitude of 1,800–2,600 meters, it’s located in Huashitou County, under the jurisdiction of Dongchuan district of Kunming, 250 km northeast of Kunming downtown, which is the most typical and the most featured red soil in Yunnan Plateau. It is still an untouched place, for its fresh air, fabulous views and superb color landscapes. 

Tourists can see different scenery in different seasons. From May to June, it is a colorful season with potato flowers and the golden wheat. With various crop colors, plus the red earth and blue sky, it’s one of the best photography season. Tourists can capture strongly red fields just after ploughing and before the crops grow. From September to December, it is another best time for photo taking. It is the harvest time and some fields will be turned over for new crops.

How to Get to Dongchuan Red Land from Kunming

By Direct Bus: Kunming – Dongchuan Red Land

At Kunming North Bus Station, there are 2 daily buses running to Fazhe passing by Dongchuan Red Earth. The departure time is 07:50 and 08:30. You need to let the driver know where you want to get off, Huagou or Hua Shi Tou, etc. The journey will take about 3-4 hours. Now there are direct scenic buses directly to Qingzhen Laodifang(清真老地方) of Dongchuan Red Land, departing at 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 respectively from Kunming (Nanyao) Bus Station(昆明南窑汽车客运站) and Kunming South Bus Station(昆明南部客运站).

By Bus: Kunming – Dongchuan – Red Land

The same at Kunming North Bus Station, tourists can take the bus to Dongchuan District which run between 7:00am and 7:00pm with a 3.5h journey. Then you need to transfer a local bus going to the Red Earth Scenic Area from Dongchuan District. There are only two daily buses going to Dongchuan Red Land – one starting at 8:00am and the other at 12:50pm. Alternatively, you can also take or share a taxi to the Red Land.

By Car-rental

The most convenient way for tourists is to rent a private car with a driver to Dongchuan Red Land. The trip would be more comfortable and flexible. Yunnan Exploration can offer this kind of service for our guests. Please feel free to contact our travel consultant for more information.

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