October 28, 2012 – Dongchuan, Yunnan
We woke up very early so we can witness the rising of the sun in Damakan. We left our cars in the steep highway then stood in a small balcony that serves as the viewpoint. For around two hours from six in the morning, we stood there with our cameras in our hands.
All of us had either rented van or private car. Ours was around 135rmb for half a day. In Dongchuan, if your goal is to take pictures of the ricefield, sunset and sunrise (which, I think, was everyone’s reason why they visited the Red Land anyway) you have to have your own car so you could follow the sun’s glowing golden light on the ricefield as it moves from east to west.