There are many times in life when people like to get out of their comfort to experience something new and unique. If you are someone like that, then you should definitely try southwest China this time. With its capturing beauty and one-of-a-kind range of flora and fauna, you can be sure that you will have the time of your life here. What’s more, this place also offers numerous photography trips that are worth a try. No matter what your credentials are- whether you are an expert professional photographer or someone driven by the passion of photography, you will receive the most exotic and striking locations to choose from.
Although the major attraction here is the Panda meeting and the Panda Volunteer program, the photography sessions are a must-try. You can easily club the volunteer program, where you will learn loads about the cute solitary animals, along with these hand-made photo tours. For this, you will have to look for a reputed company that arranges for such programs. Depending on your preferences, make sure to choose the one that fulfil your criteria. Below are a few types that have been the most popular:
1. Snow Leopard and Wildlife Tour:
Out of all, the Snow Leopard photography tour is the most exciting. In fact, what is better than finding these animals in their natural habitat and getting to capture them in your lens? Since China has the largest habitat of snow leopards, you can explore the vast area of their core habitat in this program, track them and photograph them under the expert guidelines of the researchers working here. To top it off, you can also spot other endemic and indigenous animals around the ‘Three-River Source Region’ or Sanjiangyuan region, like the Wild Yak, Blue Sheep, Tibetan gazelles, Kiang, etc.
2. Tibetan Culture Photo Tour:
Since many Tibetan communities reside in some of the provinces of China like Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai, you can witness them and their glorious culture amidst the breathtaking natural background. For this, the program provides a bilingual Tibetan local guide and a naturalist photographer who make the process easier for you. If you are interested in some local and cultural photography while learning about Tibetans and Buddhists, then this is the program for you.
3. Breathtaking Shangri-La Photo Course:
If you are in to traverse an arduous path to see the most beautiful and mystical part of China, then sign up for the Grand Shangri-La photo course. Starting from the holy mountains, to sacred temples and hot springs, this tour provides an amalgamation of tasting the essence of Tibetan culture and the raw natural beauty of the area. Major attractions include Mount Gongga, Xinduqiao, Mount Meili, Litang and Lijiang.
4. Sichuan Western China Photo Tour:
However, if you are travelling from far and are confused what to choose from, you can go for a wholesome and integrated China Photography Tour that will cover all aspects of Western China without putting much specific focus. In the western China tour, you can cover Chengdu, Wolong, Mount Balang and the ‘four sisters’ among other locations. Apart from the panda reserves, you can capture the vast grasslands in Ruoergai and the fairyland valley of Jiuzhai. You can also immerse yourself in the local ethnic culture and track the endangered wildlife animals like the golden snub-nosed monkey.
So, pick out your preferences and arrange for a photography tour in China now!
Author Bio: Stanley Withers, a regular blogger on China Photography Tour, jots down the top most popular photography sessions offered by Southwest China an why you should definitely club it with other major attractions like the Panda Volunteer program.