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Red River County Photosafari Postponed to 1-6th March
March 1, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Photosafari is organising a photography trip to some of the lesser known areas in Yunnan, China. This year, we are making a trip to Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture. Honghe or the Red River County. It is situated at the border between China and Vietnam. This county has a population of about 270,000.
The Red River starts in China and flows through Hekou, Hanoi and into the South China Sea.
This area is inhabited mainly by the minority ethnic groups like Hani, Yi, Miao and Yao. Most of the land is mountainous and people here practiced terrace farming. There are more terrace rice fields here than anywhere I have seen. It took me about 6 hours to drive around the ring road encompassing the terrace fields. In February, these rice fields will be flooded with water and the sunrise and sunset scenes are just ideal for photography. This is probably one of the last areas not affected by mass tourism in China. It is opening up quite rapidly and this may be one of the last opportunities to visit this place before the tourist groups arrive. We will also be visiting a few ethnic villages along the way.
Mr Chen, a Chinese landscape and people photographer from China who has spent seven years of his time photographing in this region will be leading the group. He has retired and has moved from Kunming to this region after his retirement. He became interested in photography and was enchanted by the beauty of this region of China seven year ago. Since then he has made several trips around the Honghe County to capture its beauty on camera. He will be showing us some of the special places only known to a few photographers for that one of a kind “killer” shots. Some of his works are published in books and are displayed in many public places.
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