Monday, May 11, 2009

天然彩色盘-东川红土地 Red Soil Earth





These scenic views were taken during my recent visit to Hong Tu Di or Red Soil Earthwhich is situated some 160 km from Kunming in the province of Yunnan.

The journey from Kunming airport to Hong Tu Di took us more than 5 hours, traveling through a winding roadreaching a peak of about 2,400 meter above sea level.

Hong Tu Di is famous for its red and amber colored soil. The hard working farmers painstakingly paint the earth with the color of wheat, potatoes and other vegetation, resembling a huge colorful painting created by nature and human that can rarely be found in any part of the world, except Rio de Janerio as i was told.

Due to its scenic and undisturbed nature, Hong Tu Di has been a popular destination for tourists especially the photographers. More hotels and restaurants are being built to cater the needs of the increased number of visitors.

The tranquility and peace with the slow pace of its lifestyle is obviously an ideal place for one to take a breakaway from the hustle and bustle of life.

I will be looking forward for another trip in the near future.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Wesak Day

Wishing all my dear friends a very
 Happy Wesak Day