Travel Blog | Cherry Blossoms Hiking in Simingshan Forest Park

Updated: May 11, 2021

Article by: Amber Woo

Photos by: Trip members

Okdeal Siming Mountain Hiking Trip in 5-7 April 2018

When I read OKDeal’s Qingming Holiday trip plan on WeChat about hiking in Siming forest park, I didn’t take the pictures too seriously. The beautiful blossoms were too pretty to be true.

Regardless, I joined the trip to get some fresh air. Our bus left Shanghai early in the morning, after a few hours on the highway, the bus drove us into the beautiful forest mountain.

It was Qingming, as expected, raining. The bus started to zigzag its way up into our mountain guesthouse. We couldn’t help but admire the misty mountains under the clouds, dotted with pink cherry blossoms, with small villages in the distance.

As we finally reached our guesthouse on the mountain, it was already mid-afternoon. After warming up with a hearty local family style lunch, we enjoyed a leisurely walk around the quiet village. We were a group of 25 people from 9 different countries, we soon started to mingle and socialize.

After dinner with some tasty local vegetables, some of us started a fun KTV party at the bar of the resort.