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Red Land 红土地

Some said this place is created when God over spilled the colour palette.

我蛮喜欢人们用“上帝打翻的调色盘”来形容红土地, 非常鲜明地刻画出这里鬼斧神功的地貌。

云南东川红土地 1

It is hard to imagine that I could be having breakfast at Red Land (Dong Chuan, Yunnan,  China) and having coffee at night in Malaysia at night. This magical land is so within reach but yet unknown to many who visited Kunming City.

红土地螺蛳湾 2

The views are stunning and the hard works by the farmers on this highland (~2,500m to 2,700m) are simply touching. This could be illustrated by the picture below, see how the entire harsh mountain range has been cultivated into productive land?

红土地落霞沟

Red Land more well known to the photography travellers. When we saw this momentary rays of lights from our car, our driver almost rushed to a stoppable area for us take this picture. It disappeared in less than 1 minute later. Everyone is having fun chasing after the light.

到访红土地的摄影旅者都在追逐光和影。

红土地锦绣园 2

(note: all thumbnails were compressed, click picture to view a light version of the photo)

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Kunming, the spring garden

Kunming City is the gateway into Yunnan.

Kunming 云南昆明 (1)

The city is surrounding by mountain range thus maintain a relatively constant spring-like weather throughout the year.

Kunming 花鸟市场

Most tourists will use Kunming as a rest stop before proceeding to more remote destinations.

Kunming 云南昆明 (2)

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Guandu Old Town 官渡古镇

Guandu is a ‘refurbished’ old town about 10KM from Kunming city centre.

官渡古镇妙湛寺 (3)

If you have half day to spare in Kunming city, taking a short trip to Guandu could be a good option to consume few hours.

官渡古镇 (3)

Guandu reserved few temples dated back to Dang Dynasty.

官渡古镇妙湛寺(2)

Since 2008, Sao Lin Temple has acquired few temples in Guandu as ‘branch’ temple. You can see monks practicing martial arts in these temples.

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