Kunming, China: The Olive Farm


Take time off and breathe in the fresh air at the countryside!

I was given the chance to visit a local olive farm in Kunming, China back last year in December. It was wintertime and my first time experiencing such immense cold weather! (From where I come from, it’s sunny or rainy all year around)

The olive farm is a two-hour drive from the city, hidden deep within the countryside where farmers depend on the harvest for their livelihood. It was an eye-opening experience living outside of the city in a place where water and electricity were scarce.

The house in which I stayed was at one of the high peaks of a hill where the view was breath taking! The air was fresh, the wind was cool and the feeling of being surrounded by nature gave me a calming effect, forgetting the fast-paced urban lifestyle I lead back home.

The owners of the farm, as well as the workers who stayed there were extremely hospitable and very welcoming. Although I am a Chinese, I’m ashamed to say that I cannot speak my mother tongue very well, and had to rely on friends to help me translate!

Besides growing olives, the farm produced a variety of vegetables and fruits, as well as my favourite, the broccoli.

I’m going back there again this year but this time, for two weeks!

written by deniselai on 2010-04-12 in #world #locations #lomography #xpro #e100vs #lomo #lca #ebx #china #kunming


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great gallery, love these shots!

  2. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    great album! :) do u need to know the farmers to visit the place?

  3. deniselai
    deniselai ·

    lawypop: yeah! i got to know the owners of the place through someone else.

  4. zzkang
    zzkang ·

    Great shots!!!...love it...

  5. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    kunming, the city of spring! :D

  6. marshrutniy
    marshrutniy ·

    Wonderful! I loved your photos! ))

  7. disdis
    disdis ·

    Nice shots!

  8. mcrstar
    mcrstar ·

    Intresting story and photos, thanks!

  9. jimpanic
    jimpanic ·


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  11. stouf
    stouf ·

    Superb gallery !

  12. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Marvelous pictures!

  13. shoot_the_piano_player
    shoot_the_piano_player ·

    i love this gallery, great insight into a different way of life!

  14. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    Love your gallery. That place is amazing.

  15. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Nice gallery. YunNan is a beautiful place. Hope I can visit the Province....

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