Su Zhou, a native of China and a skilled Oregon photographer, has become widely known for the photo expeditions she has organized to take photographers—both professional and amateur—to hidden areas of superlative grandeur in China , scenes that confound the expectations of westerners who imagine that ancient land to have been totally exploited.  These tours visit spectacular places unknown to westerners and some even unknown to most Chinese.  They will also visit villages of some of China ’s many minorities who continue to practice ancient customs.

In addition to her group trips, Su also takes private groups on customized tours to China , especially groups of professional photographers.  Su's trips for nature photographers specialize in landscapes, wildlife, fields in full color, backcountry villages and minority folk customs. Su's expeditions are always in action, her itineraries well designed. She knows where, when and how to get the best pictures glorious sunsets and sunrises.

Su and her expeditionary groups have visited a large number of China's provinces. They include:

Yunnan province (Kunming, Dongchuan, Lunan, Lijiang, Dali, Shangri-La, Luoping, Yuanyang, Xishuangbanna);

Guangxi province (Guilin, Yangshuo, Xingping, Longsheng, Jinkeng);

Sichuan province (Chendu, Chongqing, Three Gorges, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Songpan, Wolong, Bifengxia, Xinduqiao, Danba, Bamei, Tagong, Ruorgai);

Heilongjiang province (Harbin, Qiqihar, Zhalong);

Qinghai province (Qinghaihu, xining,and Chaka);

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Urumqi,  Yining, Kurningde, Bayinbuluke, Kashgar, Taskurgan, Aheqi,Shaya, Kuqa, Luntai, Turpan, Shanshan, and Korla);

Hunan province (Zhangjiajie);

Hainan province (Haikou, Sanya);

Anhui province (Huangshan, Wuyuan, Likeng, Jujin, Hongchun);

Henan province (Shanmenxia);

Jiangsu province (Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Suzhou);

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (Yinchuan, Zhongwei)

Inner Mongolia (Alashan Zuoqi, Alashan Youqi)

Gansu province (Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang)

Hubei province (Yichuan)

Shanxi province (Xian)

Shanghai; Beijing (Jiankou, Jinshanling, and Chengde); and Hongkong. 

Tibet (Nyingchi, Basumtso, Lhasa, Gyantse, Tsedang, Shigatse, Namtso)

Beside China, Su and her expeditionary groups have visited Africa, such as Tanzanian, and Namibia.

For a reference about the tours, call John Davis HonPSA, MPSA at 360-871-1380 (John is PSA President Emeritus, previous President of PSA). For a reference about the tours from people who have joined one or more of Su’s trips, call Sandy Pokorny at 503-629-9497( Sandy ’s China photos won first prize in the ( Portland ) Oregonian newspaper contest in 2002. Her China photos also earned more prizes later. She has been on Su’s tours seven times). Or you may call Hope and Gerry Solomons, 319-338-0262. Or call Ellen and Jack Anon at 814-838-1996(Ellen and Jack are both freelance professional photographers, Ellen also is the author of many Photoshop books). For a reference about Africa tour, call Barry Woodruff at 360-254-9143. You may contact me for more references.

Contact Su Zhou at

8615 SW Schmidt Loop
Tigard, OR 97224