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Hunan Spring Flower Route

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It must be the gladdest thing under the sun touching a hundred flowers!

 

Friendly reminder: Please take care while enjoying the flora as some varieties may cause allergic reactions.

 

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1: Peach Blossom

 

 

Changde Taohuayuan (Peach Blossom Land)

 

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

 

Driving route: Changsha—Changsha-Zhangjiajie Highway—Hangzhou-Ruili Expressway G319-Taohuayuan

 

Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town

 

2 km down the Tuojiang River, the Jiangxi Isle is covered with peach blossoms every spring.

 

Driving route: Changsha- Changsha-Zhangjiajie Highway-Changsha-Jishou Highway-Jishou city-Fenghuang.

 

 

 

2: Plum Blossom

 

Flowering time: From the end of February through the beginning of March

 

 

Orange Isle Plum Blossom Park

 

The park boasts more than 500 plum trees of over ten varieties.

 

Hunan University of Science and Technology

 

Hunan University of Science and Technology is known for its plum garden covering 6,600 square meters.

 

 

 

3: Sakura

 

 

Spread over 100 mu and containing 70 varieties, the Hunan Forest Botanical Garden Sakura Park is listed as having the nation’s greatest diversity of Sakura flowers.

 

 

Hunan University of Science and Technology

 

At the end of March, 700 to 800 odd Sakura trees begin to blossom one after another, in pink, white and other various colors.

 

Flowering time: Late March to early April

 

Driving route: Veer off Changsha-Xiangtan West Highway at Xiangtan and follow Xiangtan’s second ring road about ten minutes.

 

4: Azaleas

 

 

Nanshan Mountain, Shaoyang city

 

Near the stream at the foot of Nanshan Mountain, crimson azaleas decorate the mountain edges like a beautiful lace. Adding to the serenity, cozy sheep lazily graze the lush green grass.

 

Flowering time: From mid to late March

 

Driving route: Changsha—Changsha-Xiangtan West Highway—Zhushi City (veer off the highway)—Wugang—Chengbu—Nanshan Pasture.

 

 

Shenlong Valley, Yanling County, Zhuzhou City

 

Yanling county is known for its azaleas, especially the Yunjin azaleas. Go in mid-April to see them in full bloom.

 

 

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.

 

Driving route: Changsha—Beijing-zhuhai Highway—Yizhang—Mangshan Mountain

 

5: Cherry Blossom

 

 

Chenzhou Wangxian Ridge

 

At Wangxian Ridge Ecological Park,the 200 cherry trees and nearby waterfall flaunts the vitality of Springtime.

 

Driving route: Changsha—Beijing-Zhuhai Highway—Chenzhou. The spot can also be reached via Wuhan-Guangzhou High speed Railway.

 

 

Changsha Fruit Garden

 

The cherry trees are generally in bloom from early to mid March; the flowering season lasts 10 to 15 days.

 

Driving route: Changsha-Lei Feng Avenue-Fruit Garden

 

By bus: Take No. 348, No.149 bus to Leifengdadaokou stop, then transfer No. 918 to get to the Fruit Garden.

 

6: Wild Cherry Blossom

 

 

Youshui River—Jiemu Stream, Yuanling city

 

You will never see such bright-colored and lovely wild cherry blossoms as you will here.

 

Driving route: Changsha—Changsha-Changde Highway-Yuanling (veer off the highway at Yuanling)

 

 

 

7: Chinese Milk Vetch

 

 

Between Dongting Lake Bridge and Junshan Island

 

One plot of Chinese Milk Vetch after another blaze amidst the reedbeds. These flowers cover the fields with their unassuming beauty.

 

Driving route: Changsha—Beijing-Zhuhai Highway—Yueyang (veer off the highway at Yueyang)

 

 

 

8: Wild flowers

 

 

Changsha Moon Island

 

Mangshan Mountain, Chenzhou: Azaleas and various wild flowers

 

Langshan Mountain, Shaoyang: Red rocks, green plants and colorful flowers in Spring

 

Driving route: Changsha—west line of Changsha-Xiangtan Expressway—Xiangtan-Shaoyang Expressway—Shaoyang—Xinning

 

9: Chinese Flowering Apple

 

 

In bloom in late February

 

Best place to see them: Zhangjiajie is home to the lovelist of flowering apples, plum blossoms, azaleas and sakuras at the end of February.

 

 

10: Rape Flower

 

 

Xupu County, Huaihua

 

The rape flowers blooming in Simeng Township of Xupu County bring you one step closer to nature.

 

Best time to visit: from March to April

 

Driving route: Drive 20km along Xushui River from Xupu County to Simeng Scenic Spot. You can take a Changsha-Huaihua bus anytime from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

 

Junshan, Yueyang City

 

Here you’ll find bright rape flowers in full bloom amid tall trees like a beautiful painting.

 

Driving route: Changsha City—Beijing-Zhuhou Expressway—Yueyang City—Dongting Bridge—Junshan

 

   

 

Lixian County, Changde City

 

A vast stretch of golden rape flowers in blossom produces the most refreshing of aromas.

 

Driving route: Changsha City—Changsha-Changde Expressway—Changde—G207—Lixian County

 

 

Gaoping Town, Liuyang City

 

Gaoping is filled with these beautiful and refreshing flowers.

 

Driving route: Changsha City—Changsha-Yongzhou Expressway—Biomedicine Park—Liuyang City—Gaoping Town