Yuanyang, the Yunnan province of China, the Hani people's ancestors came to this mountain area about 2,500 years ago. They grew rice to make a living and they turned this mountain area into the artistic wonder of rice terrace. The UNESCO's World Heritage Committee conferred China's cultural landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, mainly in the Yuanyang region, onto the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013.
Red Land located at a rural area in the northeast of Kunming, Yunnan, is believed that it has the world's most imposing red soil on earth. Because of the warm and humid climate in Yunnan, the iron oxide in the soil deposited slowly through years and gradually developed an extraordinary reddish brown soil. This land with picturesque scenery is paradise for photographers because it is decorated with multi-color crops!
Across these two weeks, join our award-winning, professional photography guides to explore the most beautiful places in China!
Upon arrival in Kunming Airport (KMG), we will immediately transfer to Dongchuan on a spacious bus and check in to the hotel. We will be photography the colorful landscape of Red Land during sunset. After that, we will have a luxurious welcome dinner in the hotel, we will get know to each other and have a briefing for the upcoming trip.
We will spend all day, from sunrise to sunset, photographing the Red Land. We will be photographing the Red Land landscape in several different viewpoints during sunrise and sunset. In the afternoon, we will be photographing the local village life.
After photographing sunrise in Red Land, we will transfer to Luxi Village for photographing local village life. After that, we will transfer to Yuanyang and check in to the hotel.
TIn the next few days, we will focus on rice terraces in Yuanyang, Honghe, and the surrounding region, includes Duoyishu Rice Terraces, Maizhai Rice Terraces, Laohuzhui Rice Terraces, Bada Rice Terraces, Qingkou Rice Terraces, Leyu Village Guidong Rice Terraces, Baohua Village Samaba Rice Terraces, Yangliu Rice Terraces and Jiayin Village Lvshuge Rice Terrace. Further, we will explore several villages in Yuanyang and photographing the life of Yi people. Yi people is the 7th largest ethnic minority group in China and it is common for the Yi women dress in their traditional costume.
After photographing the sunrise, we will then transfer to the Kunming airport (KMG) for the flight home with tons of great pictures.
We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip.
If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.