This Flower In China Is The Perfect Rival To Japan’s Cherry Blossom

by Natasha Monteiro
This Flower In China Is The Perfect Rival To Japan’s Cherry Blossom

Just across the East China Sea lies the beautiful land of Shenyang. In this city, lies Tongjiayu which is home to gorgeous mountains and 66.67 hectares of apricot trees. Come Spring, these trees are in full bloom and boy, are they a sight to behold!

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Image Courtesy: China Tour Advisors

What Is It?

The green hills of China have a hidden secret. They burst into pink blossoms at the peak of Spring and cover the mountains in a layer of pink. The apricot trees go as far as the eye can see. Shenyang has capitalized on this beauty and started the Apricot Blossom Festival that runs from April 15 – April 25 every year!

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Luckily for you, even though the festival ends, the blossoms don’t! Head over to the Apricot Valley in Yili and behold the biggest apricot forest in the Xinjang province.

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When Is It?

The recommended time to visit the Apricot Valley is between June to September. The valley bursts into blossom and makes for the perfect photo opportunity.

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You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg going to Japan this year. Head over to China instead. There’s plenty to see and lots for you to do. It’s much cheaper and just as fun!

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