7 Mesmerizing Places to Watch Flowers Bloom around Shanghai

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We’ve been stuck at home for so long. Some might have forgot how wonderful this world is.


We’d like to share the colorful spring with you and remind you that even if we are still in the dark days, the good day will eventually come. By then, let’s go outdoors and freely soak in the aroma of nature.


Pick your favorite spring blossom destination around Shanghai and let's go enjoy life to the fullest soon! 

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Cherry Blossom

Rape Flower

Peach Blossom

 
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Pear Blossom

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Azalea Blossom

 

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Cherry Blossom

Best Viewing: mid. - late March

Cherry blossom trees, native to Japan, are iconic greeters of warmer spring temps, providing blissfully bright selfies and travel memories. Two of the most iconic places near Shanghai to enjoy cherry blossoms are Siming Mountain, Zhejiang and Yuantouzhu, Jiangsu.

 
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Siming Mountain,
Zhejiang

​浙江 余姚 四明山

 
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Located in Zhejiang, Siming Mountain is one of east China's best cherry blossom destination with over 3,000 different types of cherry blossom trees. 


Every Spring, the picturesque hill is decorated with light pink and white cherry blossoms, drawing hundreds of tourists from around the contry. 

 
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During its annual Cherry Blossom Festival, the main meeting hall and seven musical performance points have been set all over the whole forest park for all kinds of theme shows, such as cherry blossom dance, cherry blossom calligraphy, cheongsam show, Chinese Han costume show, and especially the delicate cherry blossom tea banquet which contained cherry blossom tea,cherry blossom cakes, cherry blossom dumplings and other delicious foods.

 
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Yuantouzhu,
Jiangsu

江苏 无锡 鼋头渚

 
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Dubbed one of the world's three greatest places to enjoy cherry blossoms, Jiangsu's Turtle Head Isle is China's largest single area of cherry blossoms, with more than 30,000 of the plants in 67 different varieties.

The cherry blossom plantation area that covers more than 650,000 square meters is a symbol of the friendship between people in China and Japan. In 1988, some Japanese people and non-governmental organizations began to plant cherry trees at Turtle Head Isle. Till now, the Japanese friends have donated more than 15,000 saplings to the scenic spot.

 
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Every year, the Wuxi Taihu International Cherry Blossom Week enables visitors to view the panoramic sightseeing attractions, distinctive night-themed activities and culture demonstration events.

 
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Rape Flower

Best Viewing: late March - early April

Rapeseed flowers are unadorned yet amorous, saturating the fields with a bright yellow color. Extensive batches of rape flowers are arranged in irregular patterns in the countryside, resembling a gorgeous gold and green oil painting. Here are some choice spots to view rapeseed flowers in Zhejiang.

 
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Xinhua, Jiangsu

​江苏 兴化

 

Located in Dongwang Village, Xinghua City of Taizhou, east China's Jiangsu province, the rape flowers scenic area boasts a unique view - the rape flower fields are cut into different pieces by rivers. 

Rivers, rape flower fields, and boats make the area known as "Thousand-Islet rape flower field".

 
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Xinghua Rape Flower Tourism Festival kicked off in late March. The best time for rape flowers in Xinghua is mid-April and there is no other place in China where you can enjoy the beautiful golden view when rowing a boat on the river.

 
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Wuyuan, Jiangxi

江西 婺源

 
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Situated in China's southern Jiangxi Province, Wuyuan enjoys a widespread reputation as "the most charming village in China" for its well-preserved ancient towns and original buildings dating from a long time ago.

 
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In spring, especially during March and early April, the rapeseed flowers will come into bloom in Wuyuan. During these days, travelers come from around the contry to immerse themselves in the breathtaking yellow sea glittering all over mountains and fields. 

The color of the rapeseed flowers is so fresh, so intense and so full of energy that it arouses everything in Wuyuan and make this place alive again. 

 
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Peach Blossom

Best Viewing: March - April

Pink-hued flowers radiant in spring breezes are a token of good old times between lovers in ancient poems, and still a romantic scene to relish during a balmy spring day. And this place is recommended as the best location to view peach flowers in the spring.

 
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Xinchang, Zhejiang

浙江 新昌

 
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Spring is flower time in Xinchang, as vernal colors are now at their most vibrant. It is now ablaze with peach blossoms.

Throughout history, Xinchang's picturesque scenery drew poets and writers here, including Su Shi, Bai Juyi, Lu You and the contemporary author Yu Dafu.

Wozhou Lake is counted as the best spot to appreciate the pink flowers in Xinchang, where peach blossoms cover the whole hillside. From afar, it seems to be wrapped in pink gauze.

 
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Every year, local organizers host a flower festival during March and April, which always draws visitors from far and wide.


In China, peach blossoms are associated with long life, luck and love, especially love. It is said that if you meet your lover under the peach blossoms, your love will flower and endure.

 
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Pear Blossom

Best Viewing: Mid. of April

Pear blossoms blowing with the wind or bathing in fine rain is a dreamy scene that arouses sentimental feelings. The subtle, sweet scent stands out in the fresh air after the rain. Below is the best place to admire these white petal fairies.

 
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Chepankeng Village,
Zhejiang

​浙江 屏南 车盘坑

 

This village was established 480 years ago. It was included as one of China’s best traditional villages in 2018 by virtue of the well-preserved architecture and surroundings. There are lush, centuries-old forests and brilliant pear blossoms that bloom in spring.

Most of these pear trees were planted 300 years ago. In ancient times, people grew pear trees in hidden nooks rather than obvious locations, because white flowers were considered inauspicious.Now the taboo is gone, and they grow into lofty trees and catch people’s first sight when they enter the village.

 
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Although the village is largely cut off from the outside world due to its secluded location, the blooming pear blossoms still draw visitors.

Unlike other old villages that developed commercially to cash in on tourism, it still has preserved its original appearance and pastoral lifestyle.

 
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Azalea Blossom

Best Viewing: late April - early May

Azalea is a famous ornamental flower and has the reputation of "Top10 famous flowers" in China due to its long flowering period and gorgeous color.

 
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Luniao Mountain,
Zhejiang

​浙江 余杭 鸬鸟山

 
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On the beautiful hills of Luliao, vivid pink and purple azaleas will explode in spectacular bloom for the whole month of April.


If you’ve been thumbing through guidebooks searching for the best place to watch azaleas near Shanghai, Luniao Mountain is the right place to be.

 
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The azalea habitat in Luniao Mountain spreads down from the peak of the mountain, and you’ll need to do some hiking to see the flowers. However, since the hiking trail is overall gently inclined, even non-climbers can enjoy walking the path to the top. Plus, the rippling azaleas that doubles in numbers as you move higher will definitely pay you off.

 
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