Luoping is the area with the largest extent of canola/rapeseed fields in all of China, which is saying something. Visible here is but a minute portion of the total which spans a large area of eastern Yunnan. There are also many such fields all the way across Guizhou, and in other provinces. Mountain, are carved out of a shallow valley with gentle slopes.
Luoping County is home to one of the largest plantations of rapeseed flowers (Canola) in Southwest China. Fields covered with golden rape stretch as far as the eye can see and form seas of yellow buds. Combined with a unique terrain dominated by a fascinating karst landscape with small basins among mountain ranges, the place boasts very unique landscape features. On top of that, majestic waterfalls can be found in the area. All of this makes Luoping a very attractive destination for traveling.
The best time to visit Luoping is in late February or early March, when the fields are in bloom. It is something of a photographers’ Mecca at this time of the year, and they flock from all over China, and sometimes abroad, to get views like this. In February and March of every year, the cole flowers planting in the 200,000 mus of fields are in full bloom in the basin of Luoping. Looking widely, you just see golden yellow stretching to the horizon. No matter who stands in the biggest natural garden, he will think highly of Luoping.