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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 4 to 6. The sunny 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.

Kite-flying Spring outing Foods for Qingming Changsha Qingming Hunan Travel Traditional custom Fenghuang Hengshan Mountain Zhangjiajie
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The 7th Flowers Eco-Cultural Festival A wide array of flowers are in bloom including more than 600,000 tulips. From March 13 to May 7, seven flower shows are held here featuring, among others, cherry, tulip, peony, azalea, magnolia, and camellia. Hydroponics plants will also be featured.

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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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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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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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Orange Isle Kite-flying Festival For over two thousand years, kite flying has evolved into a popular fitness and entertainment activity. People especially like flying kites during Qingming. Orange Isle is the ideal place in Changsha for this recreation. On 4 April, a kite-flying festival will be held at Beach Park with nearly1000 people. An admission ticket gets you a free kite to be flown to carry your wishes skyward. Kite-flying masters will be present to teach techniques.

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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.

Spring Tourist Destinations
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Scenic Yuelu Mountain and Orange Isle

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

In spring, flowers surround Liuyang. Beginning in March, a succession of flowers bloom including rape, peach, and pear. Dawei Mountain greets visitors with its red azalea. It is home to 23 plant, 17 tree, 1,200 butterflies and 14 rare animal species.
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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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