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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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Flower Trips Around Hunan A vast array of different types of flowers greet spring across Hunan. In recent years, visitors to the region have been pleasantly surprised by their "distinct fragrance and charm".

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Hunan World Famous Flower Eco-culture Festival The 8th Annual World Famous Flowers Eco-Cultural Festival has been opened at the Hunan Forest Botanical Garden on March 6. This year the theme is on“Spring Songs". A wide array of flowers are in bloom now, especially Sakura, which covers a size of 800 mu (53.33 ha.).

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Peach Blossom Festival Celebrated in Yanling Themed “Internet Plus Agricultural Eco-tourism”, the Peach Blossom Festival kicked off at a peach production base in Yanling County on March 16, 2016.

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Picturesque Lianhua Town in Spring Today, the ecological agriculture-oriented Lianhua Town has become a world of flower, offering people a good place for sightseeing and recreation.

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Stepping-the-green 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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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.

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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Straw Made Artworks Display at Yao People’s Hometown

The above photo shows workers are fixing various kinds of “straw sculpture” featuring farming culture characteristics at a rape flower field of Goulan Yao Minority Village of Lanxi Yao Minority Township of Jiangyong County, a famous Chinese historical and cultural village on March 24, 2016.
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Beautiful Spring Scenery in Western Hunan

Photos taken on March 15 show rape flowers blooming on the thousand-mu terraced fields of Yanpaixi Village of Guzhang County. Thanks to the profound history, extensive culture and distinctive residential houses, the village was added to the list of Chinese Traditional Ancient Villages in 2012.
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Yongzhou Yao Farmers Busy with Picking up Spring Tea Leaves

Photo taken on March 23 shows Yao ethnic people are busy with picking up spring tea leaves in a Yao village of Ningyuan County in Yongzhou City. Now a total of 3,000 mu (200 hectares) of high mountain tea here start to enter into the harvest season.

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