It’s a photographer’s dream and popular with backpackers too.
The soil is rich in minerals, particularly copper, and one of China‘s six biggest copper bases is located in this district.
Surrounding the central area of Huagou, which means “colorful valley,” are the Wumeng Mountains, and the altitude varies between 5,900 and 8,500 feet.
There are several good times to visit. In May and June, photographers can get great shots of the bright red fields after plowing, before the crops start growing.
Later, golden barley and wheat fields add other colors to the gorgeous landscape, set against stunning blue skies
Autumn is also beautiful when some of the crops have been harvested, and the white potato flowers are in season.
The area is relatively undeveloped, and you can see horse-drawn carts as well as flocks of goats and oxen. Some of the attractions have delightful names, like Sunset Valley, Embroidery Garden, and Music Hollow.
Another destination, known as Seven-Color Slope, is named after the seven fields with different crops that decorate the terrain at a particular time in summer.
Research by Ming Yue