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15 July 2015

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The Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms

When the cherry trees bloom, it’s time to see a magical springtime fantasia. Cherry blossoms are expected to flower in many places in Hunan as follows:


Viewing season: March-April

Hunan Forest Botanical Garden


Hunan Forest Botanical Garden boasts more than 10,000 white cherry blossom trees. A fantastic night view of cherry blossoms will be seen through LED lamps. The 2018 Hunan Cherry Blossom Cultural and Art Festival are held between March 22 and 24.  


Add.: No. 111 Zhiwuyuan (Botanical Garden) Road, Yuhua District, Changsha City
How to get there: take bus No. 152, 7, 102, 107, 103, 123, 134, 147, 502, 703, 801 and 802, and get off at Zhiwuyuan Station


Xiaoyuan Park


The park has more than 200 cherry blossom trees, including over 20 early cherry blossom trees. It is a good place for flower enjoying and spring outing.


Add.: near Changsha Railway Station, Wuyi East Road
How to get there: take bus No. 12, 104, 105, 111, 113, 117, 118, 225, 317, 401, 405, 803, Lishan Special Line and Lv 1, and get off at Changdao Intersection Station, or Xiaoyuan Road Station, or Hunan Provincial Public Security Department Station


Wangyue Park


It is the only park in Hunan that has cultivated cerasus serrulata (Lindl.) G. Don ex London. It features white, purple, and pink flowers.

Add.: No. 6, Xianjiahu Road, Yuelu District, Changsha City

How to get there: take bus No. 152, 317, and w168 and get off at Wangyue Park Station


Mawangdui Road Lined with Cherry Blossoms


Located between Renmin Road and Hehua Road, Mawangdui Road is a well-known road in Changsha where citizens may enjoy a nice view of cherry blossoms. The oriental cherry trees planted along the road sides are particularly charming.

Add.: No.9, Xianjiahu Road, Yuelu District, Changsha City
How to get there: take bus No. 19, 220, 301, and 705 and get off at the intersection of Hehua Road, Mawangdui Road


Guiyang Cherry Blossom Park


Covering an area of 300 mu (20 ha.), Guiyang Cherry Blossom Park is Hunan’s first cherry blossom-themed ecological tourism project. The 3rd Guiyang Cherry Blossom Festival takes place from Feb. 16 to Mar. 31.


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