Spring is also bringing more activities with spectacular natural views, and specially arranged events.
In Tibet, a wild peach forest, each tree is more than 100 years old, and there are more than 1,200 of them. The same flower is also on the other side of China, in Zhejiang province. Tourists flocked here for the peak flower blooming period of 15 days.
In an ancient town in Yunnan’s Dali, pear flowers are in full bloom. The oldest pear tree is more than 600 years old. Producing the pear fruits has never been a major industry here. The presence of the old trees is enough.
“Qifeng’s pear trees have a long history. They first originated in the Ming Dynasty. The pear trees were kept in this wholesome way because we have put up a plate on all of the trees that are more than 100 years old to protect them,” said Shi Hesong, party secretary of Xiyi Town of Dali.
In China’s south, rape flowers are definitely a sight to see. In Hunan province, a vast rape flower land is a feast for the eyes of cyclists.
“With tourism, now our rape flowers have become flowers of gold,” said Chen Mouchang, party secretary of Shimeitang Town of Changde.
In Xinjiang in Northwest China, it is apricot flower tourism season in Turpan, even a special tourism train was opened for it. And it is also about enjoying performances and food. This barbecue vendor had made more than 1,000 yuan.
More than 50,000 tourists from around the country are taking part in this “Tour to Xinjiang’s First Spring.” And Spring is also about bird watching. In Huichun in Northwest China’s Jilin, more than 100,000 migrant birds have flown here from the South since March. It is close to the Sea of Japan, an ideal habitat for birds.
In Luonan in Shanxi province, herons have lived on these two old trees for several hundred years. The large bird is on the endangered animal list. Experts say it is a rare thing to see them flying in groups.
The village is also seeing more and more spectators coming here for this spectacular view.