Vibrant soil and a can­vas of crops cre­ate Chi­na’s famous “Red Land” land­scape. Lex­i­aguo is one of those places on earth that is hard to believe exists. The sur­re­al land­scapes of a wide palette of farm­land have sur­prised many prag­ma­tists, who are sure that the pho­tos were edit­ed in Pho­to­shop. But it’s not — Lex­i­aguo is actu­al­ly so col­or­ful, and this breath­tak­ing sight real­ly exists in South­ern Chi­na.

lesiaguo in china

Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Chi­na

Lex­i­aguo is known as “Red Earth” because of its bright col­ors, where the soil is tint­ed with oxi­dized iron. The earth, dense­ly sat­u­rat­ed with min­er­als, took on a dark brown and red­dish hue. But the soil is only part of the secret to the fan­tas­tic coun­try­side. Despite being less pop­u­lar, Lex­i­aguo can be includ­ed in the list of the most unusu­al places in the world.

red earth china
At an alti­tude of 800 meters above sea lev­el, an ocean of var­ied agri­cul­tur­al land and white flow­ers, cov­ered with patch­es of oxi­dized red earth, stretch­es. Lack­ing sig­nif­i­cant infra­struc­ture and gov­ern­ment insti­tu­tions, the region is large­ly self-employed farm­ers who grow indi­vid­ual crops on the ter­raced slopes of the province.


While the lack of orga­ni­za­tion has left the area under­de­vel­oped, it has also con­tributed to the dra­mat­ic dif­fer­ences in col­or and yield in the Lex­i­aguo ter­raced farm­land, and has made the area a stun­ning nat­ur­al won­der. Thanks to this, a stream of tourists rushed here, and local res­i­dents now have addi­tion­al income. If you man­aged to get here, then vis­it one of the unusu­al restau­rants in Chi­na with a unique rur­al charm and spe­cial dish­es of the region.

See also
Padar Island - home of the Komodo Dragons