Looking for unique destinations to add to my bucket list has always been a hobby for mine. Unfortunately, it’s also my go-to method for stress relief (besides retail therapy). So with midterms coming up next week, I’ve found myself spending more and more time browsing through pictures of some fascinating places around the world. This one in particular caught my eye.
These are the Dongchuan Red Lands. Gorgeous, isn’t it? I’ve never seen anything like it! It was apparently discovered by a tourist who saw the interesting colors of the land from a plane. After pictures surfaced on the web, it became an international hit, and tourists began to flock over from all parts of the globe. The soil here contains a lot of different minerals, most notably iron, and the red color comes from the oxidation that took place over the years. The most common crops produced here include corn, oats, and canola. So when harvesting season rolls around, the land looks even more beautiful.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures! I take no credit for these. These pictures were from JiKang Lee, and I’m so happy to have stumbled across his Flickr. His photos of this gorgeous landscape are truly magnificent, and I hope they’ve led you to add a new destination to your bucket list as well 🙂