Places to See Spring Flowers in Yueyang

2021-02-08
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Spring flowers are the surest sign that milder weather is on the way. These bulbs and perennials provide a splash of color before many other plants have started to leaf out after a long winter. It's time to go out to admire beautiful blooms! 

Spots for spring flowers in Yueyang

Canola Flowers 

Canola flower is one of the flower species that bloom first in spring and have the longest blooming period. At present, spots such as Junshan Liangxinbao have attracted huge crowds of visitors. The canola flower fields in Guozhen Township of Yueyanglou District, Changshou Town of Pingjiang County, Jiangnan Town of Linxiang City look like a golden sea from a distant view. 

1. Changshou Town

The canola flower field in Changshou Town enters the blooming period in mid-March every year. The golden and brilliant blossoms and green hills are well-suited to each other, forming a beautiful landscape picture.

Getting there: when arriving in Pingjiang County, drive along the S308 provincial highway by way of Anding Town to Changshou Town.

2. Guozhen Township

Guozhen Township in Yueyanglou District is in the east of Huangyang Reservoir and in the north of Mabu Mountain Provincial Forest Park. The combined canola field area in Jianzhong, Modao, and Mabu villages reaches 2,900 mu (193 ha.). Visitors can enjoy flowers, climb mountains, pick fruit, and go fishing, and taste local dishes such as cured meat, small mountain bamboo shoots, mung bean, chestnut tofu, free range chicken, barbecue, and pepper ligusticum wallichii tea at farmhouses.

Getting there: the canola flower tourist attraction in Guozhen Township is 3 to 5 kilometers away from the urban area. Visitors can drive toward Yueyang Tower Park. There are multiple parking lots in the tourist area.

3. Jiangnan Town

Jiangnan Town, Linxiang City has more than 15,000 mu (1,000 ha.) of canola flower fields. The canola blossoms in Yalan Village are the most spectacular, which is an excellent place for hikers.

Getting there: when arriving in Linxiang City from Yueyang, drive 25 km northward along Linxiang-Yalan Highway to Jiangnan Town. There is a 28-kilometer flower corridor extending from Yalan Village in the west to Dengta Village in the east.

Peach Blossoms

1. Xitang Town

Peach trees are in full bloom in March every year. A garden with 1,000 mu (66.7 ha.) of peach trees and 10,000 mu (667 ha.) of pear trees in Xitang, on the outskirts of Yueyang, are in full bloom, attracting tens of thousands of citizens and tourists.

Address: Xitang Town, Yueyang Economic Development Zone

2. Taohua Mountain Forest Park

Taohua Mountain Forest Park in Huarong County is a good choice for viewing peach blossoms. The mountain is named after peach blossom.

Getting there: drive along Yueyang-Changde Expressway from Yueyang Avenue, and pass through 202 provincial highway to Taohua Mountain.

Azaleas


Dayun Mountain

People in Yueyang call rhododendron azaleas. From March to May each year, azaleas on Dayun Mountain begin to bloom. Azaleas can be seen all over the mountains, blooming brilliantly under the blue skies. They are popular with tourists.

Getting there: take a direct bus from Yueyang Bus Station to Dayun Mountain and the journey takes about 3-4 hours.

Cherry Blossoms 


1. Bishan Village

Every March, the 10,000-mu (667-ha.) wild cherry blossom trees in Bishan Village, Linxiang City, gradually bloom. Clusters of pink or white wild cherry blossoms are densely blooming, like a colorful carpet covering the rolling hills. Wild cherry blossom trees here have a history of more than a hundred years. The village was rated as the "Chinese Wild Cherry Blossom Photography Base" on March 18, 2017.

Getting there: drive 19km along Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway, 1.2 kilometers to Jinwu Hub, 19 kilometers to Hangzhou-Ruili Expressway, then drive from Hangzhou-Ruili Expressway to S301 provincial highway, then to Bishan Village.

2. Nanhu Park

Currently, trees of cherry blossoms, magnolia, camellia, and peach blossoms in Nanhu Park are in full bloom. There are more than 200 cherry blossom trees planted in Nanhu Park. March and April are the best seasons for cherry blossom viewing.

Location: Yueyang City downtown area

3. Yangjiao Mountain Cherry Blossom Garden 

More than 1,000 cherry blossom trees are flowering in the cherry blossom garden of the Yangjiao Mountain Forest Farm. Along with canola flowers planted under the cherry blossoms, the hues of red, pink, purple, yellow, and green paint the mountain into a brilliant and colorful picture.


Location: cherry blossom garden on Yangjiao Mountain Forest Farm, Kangwang Township, Yueyang City

4. Jin¡¯e Park

Spring is the season when the park has the most flower varieties. Chinese violet cress planets near Zhou Yu's tomb in Jin'e Park in every February and March. Many citizens pose in a sea of purple flowers. At the south gate of the garden, trees of purple-leaf plums, purple magnolias, white magnolias and camellia are in full bloom. More than 300 peach trees and 800 cherry trees are also in buds.

Location: Yueyang City downtown area

5. Rongjiawan Town 

Yueyang¡¯s largest cherry blossom garden is in Rongjiawan Town. Covering 1,063 mu (71 ha.), it was built in 2000. There are more than ten varieties of cherry blossoms, and many cherry blossoms themed supporting facilities. Tourists could go boating while admiring the flower.

Location: Yueyang Cherry Blossom Garden, Humingwu Village, Rongjiawan Town, Yueyang City

6. Longshan Flower World

The flower world is a good place to get yourself immersed in a sea of various flower varieties.

Location: Longshan Flower World covers 300 mu (20 ha.) and it is in the south of Nanhu Park, 4.5 kilometers away from Yueyang city downtown area.

Translator: Xiao Juan
Chinese source: the publicity department of the CPC Yueyang Municipal Committee