Dongchuan a paradise for photographers
A rural place in the Wumeng Mountainous area, about 180km north of Kunming, has become very famous among Chinese photographers. And the reason, in fact, its red soil. Meanwhile, it was in the mid 1990s, when the first Chinese photographers came to discover the Wumeng’s scenery. Interestingly, the first photographers came and scooped award-winning photos, but kept their location a closely guarded secret. However, slowly the details leaked and now more and more photographers are making their arduous trip into the arid mountains. The brilliant red soil, the yellow buckwheats and the dramatic skies make the region around Dongchuan a paradise for photographers.