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China Photo Tours


The China Photo Tour takes you to a ‘less traveled’ China, Beijin and the Miao, Dong and Shui tribes. For the grand finale, the cormorant fishermen of Guilin. We will hop along the Chinese countryside from village to village meeting them all.

We will have plenty photo sessions with Miao people posed and unposed shoots, and time spent documenting the breathtaking landscape, and then we will come to the grand finale: the Cormorant fishermen of Guilin.

As with all of Nomad Expedition’s photo tours, this China Photo Tour is based around contact with real people. We will be taking a route almost unknown to most visitors of the country, and see things that few people will ever get to see.

 

A Photography Trip Ranked Best in the World


This photography trip will map a journey through China's most outstanding landscapes, culminating in Guilin's photograph of cormorant fishermen. We will vary among casual photography and designated sessions, capturing landscapes at dawn, rafting down foggy rivers, and gazing out at the karst mountains that rise from the horizon.

We will begin to take into account the nature of Beijing and the Great Wall, which is considered to be one of the most remarkable man-made structures on earth and one of the wonders of the Middle Ages. The Forbidden City, then we'll head for some of the least recognized and visited areas of China. Then we will have direct contact with some of the most characteristic ethnic groups in the world.

 

As with all of Nomad Expedition’s photo tours, this China Photo Tour is based around contact with real people. We will be taking a route almost unknown to most visitors of the country, and see things that few people will ever get to see.

 

Later on, the village of Qingman, home to the people of Miao, who have perfectly preserved their cobbled streets and traditional wooden houses that have been there for centuries. Miao are divided into various subgroups, depending on the region in which they reside, and their clothing reflects this. They can be found in long, medium, short dresses, black Miao or floral, etc. Their clothing is distinguished by their originality and ingenuity, the work of cloth is prized by artists and aficionados of fine arts, and many of these weavings are part of numerous museum exhibits, both Chinese and foreign.

Also, the most beautiful province of Guizhou, the Leigongshan Nature Reserve, is part of this photography trip. The holiest mountain for the people of Miao, where the god of Thunder, Leigong, still dwells, is in this forest. We're going to capture landscapes and work with natural light. While we're on the way, we'll visit the town of Basha, which boasts the largest settlement of the oldest and most ancient Miao tribes, still following centuries-old practices today, and is recognized as the last ethnic group in the country to use pistols legally. They remain largely disconnected from the outside world, with a deep sense of caution inherited from those who came before them in terms of international influence.

Kaili, the capital of the Miao and Dong peoples, will also be part of this outstanding adventure photo tour. It will take us through some truly beautiful country, where we will walk among the rolling green hills and cultivated fields.

Zhaoxing, the largest settlement of the Dong people, and the oldest to boot, right in the center of a lush, green valley. There are about 5,000 people and 800 families out there, so we'll spend a lot of time learning about them and working with classical portraits as well.

As an optional extension, for the grand finale of this unforgettable journey, we're heading towards the Guilin area, where we've plotted a tailor-made photographic trip through one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the universe. We're going to have a multitude of photographic opportunities, analysis sessions, and photo conversations, all in extraordinary locations at unforgettable moments with an accomplished travel photography specialist.

* (Travel Baboo, ranked our China Photo Tour as "Best" in 2016)