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Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-sweeping Festival, is a traditional Chinese holidays. We will have 3-day off from April 2 to 4. The warm days of spring are ideal for outdoor gatherings when opening bud and new leaf proclaim the persistence of life. Let’s just return to nature and feel the thrills of its beauty.

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Changsha Students Memorize Martyrs Ahead of Qingming Festival An education activity for juveniles was launched at the Liu Shaoqi Bronze Statue Square in Ningxiang County on March 31, ahead of the Qingming Festival The activity was divided into two parts—recalling history and commemorating the martyrs, and looking forward to the future and realizing Chinese dream.

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Spring Scene of Fenghuang Ancient Town During the Qingming Festival (Tomb-sweeping Festival), visitors rowed boats on the Tuojiang River and enjoyed the spring scenery along the banks at Fenghuang Ancient Town. The blooming flowers and green trees attracted numerous tourists to come here for spring outings.

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Green Tea Enters Harvest Season After Qingming Festival, tea sales and production come into a peak season. Farmers are busy picking the fresh tea leaves.

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The 9th Flowers Eco-Cultural Festival The 9th Annual World Famous Flowers Eco-Cultural Festival opened at the Hunan Forest Botanical Garden on March 2. This year its theme is “Spring Songs”.

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Spring Outing in Yanghu Wetland Park In spring, peach and cherry flowers bloom sequentially. A leisurely walk in the park to enjoy a gentle breeze, greenery, which includes more than 5,000 willows, is surely a good idea. Take No.4, No.207, No.318 Bus and get off at Yanghu Wetland Stop (洋湖湿地)

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Sixth Hengyang Cole Flower Festival The 2017 China (Hengyang) Sixth Cole Flower Festival and Hunan Celebrity Eco-culture Tourism Festival kicked off in Huashan Village, Kuzongqiao Town, Hengyang County on Feb. 26, 2017.

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Pre-Qingming Tea Picking Starts The photo taken on March 22, 2017 shows a tea farmer picks “pre-Qingming” tea leaves despite of the rain in Qiaotou Township of Guidong County.

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Liuye Lake, a Perfect Place to Admire Willow Liuye Lake is a willow leaf-shaped lake in the northeast of ancient Changde. It is ideal for recreation and aquatic sports. In the spring, willow trees are everywhere. A Tang dynasty poet, He Zhizhang,described willows in his poem Yong Liu (In Praise of the Willow), saying: “The slender tree is dressed in emerald all about, A thousand branches droop like fringes made of jade.”

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100,000 Azalea Blossoms Greet Xiangtan The 14th Paragon Garden Azalea Show raised its curtain in Xiangtan recently. Nearly 100,000 potted azalea flowers in full blossom attracted crowds of tourists from across the country.

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Enjoying Peach Blossom Alone in Changde Taohuayuan Located 15 km southwest of Taoyuan County, Changde city, this area has an intoxicating charm with different shades of peach blossoms all around when the flowers are in full bloom. Flowering time: From the end of March through the beginning of April

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Picturesque Spring Scenery in Fenghuang The Tuojiang River is considered its most beautiful scenic spring spot. Tourists will enjoy pristine waters, delicate willow trees draping the river’s banks and the reflection of the ancient old stilts of the diaojiaolou (stilt houses) hidden among the willows.

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Horse-riding in Nanshan Pasture Called “Hulunbuir Grassland of the South” it is astounding with vast, scrubland hills and mountains. Cows graze in droves on grass that grows on the hillside. On the huge lawn, grass grows all around sprinkled with numerous small colorful flowers. Driving route: Changsha—Changsha-Xiangtan West Highway—Zhushi City (veer off the highway)—Wugang—Chengbu—Nanshan Pasture.

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Cherry Blossom Festival in Hongjiang Ancient Town A cherry blossom festival will run from April 3rd to 12th in west Hunan's Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town, during which time Songyun Mountain National Forest Park will open for free. The festival will feature special events like glorious cherry blossoms, sound of Songyun Mountain, praying at Songyun Mountain, cherry tree adoption, and finding the prettiest blossom, while highlighting cherry blossoms, ancient town and temples, and natural sceneries.

Tourist Destinations
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Yuelu Mountain

As an extended part of the mysterious Mount Hengshan range, Mount Yuelu covers a total area of 8 square kilometers with its highest peak 297 meters above sea level. There are also many peaks with exuberant trees and reclusive and precipitous mountain streams.
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Yellow Dragon Cave in Zhangjiajie

Beginning from 1 April, tickets for Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Cave in Zhangjiajie City be sold on regular days until 8 pm. On summer peak days, they will be sold until 9 pm. Don’t miss the night views here.
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Kaifu Temple

The most visited place during Qingming Festival in Kaifu District is the 1,000 year old Kaifu Temple. It has become one of Buddhism’s destination resorts. The Chinese name accurately suggests it is “a place for bringing happiness”.Changshians often pray for wellbeing and prosperity here.
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Weishan Mountain in Ningxiang County

During April, its pebbled mountain streams and mountain-top tea plantations welcome guests making this a family travel trip unique and worth taking.
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Ancient Jinggang Town

Located in northwest Wangcheng District, Changsha City, Jinggang is an ancient town with a long history and rich culture. Situated on the western bank of the Xiangjiang River, the town was a famous harbor and business center in ancient times. On the way to Jinggang you can enjoy flowers, go fishing, and even find some dewy wild vegetables in its nearby townships.
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Dawei Mountain

Dawei Mountain greets visitors with its red azalea. It is home to 23 plant, 17 tree, 1,200 butterflies and 14 rare animal species. All are strictly protected. Dawei Mountain National Forest Park is a natural animal and plant museum. Animal lovers will appreciate its clouded leopard, pangolin and Jiguan snake.
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Chenzhou Mangshan Mountain

There are 43 kinds of azaleas in Chenzhou’s Mangshan Mountain area. From April onward, the blooms rush all over the mountain like an ocean of flowers.

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