China’s No.1 Sakura Appreciation Place

Wuxi Yuantouzhu Scenic Area is known as China’s No.1 Sakura appreciation place. Every spring, the whole park is full of pink color. From mid March to mid April the sakura festival is also held. When coming to Wuxi, you can not only watch the sakura but also appreciate the beauty of Taihu Lake.


Yuantouzhu is an island on Taihu Lake and it is the essence of the landscape of the lake. In history, it belonged to the president Chiang Kai Shek. He built many pavilions and halls according to his tastes. In spring, the whole park looks like a fairy land on Taihu Lake. As the No.1 scenic area in Wuxi, every year, it attracts visitors from home and abroad.


Yuantouzhu Park consists of the classic gardens, hills and the lakeside landscape. From 1980, the whole park was enlarged to 500 hectares. Currently it was enlisted 5A scenic area of China. With a large square of coverage, there are Deer Top Mountain, Changchun Bridge, Guangfu Temple and so many other tourist attractions.


2016 Wuxi Yuantouzhu Sakura Festival will be formed by sakura appreciation, sakura dances, sakura weddings, sakura cosplays and so on. Not only in the daytime, but also at night you can experience the night charm of sakura. The lights and flowers will form a fabulous attraction.


After all, you can also tour the classic gardens and take boats on Taihu Lake besides the sakura appreciation.

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Most Visited Ancient Towns in Spring

Spring is the nicest season in China. All over the country, it is all warm and flowers in full blossom. Usually we say March to May is spring in China. So if you have any travel plans just make it in Spring. The ancient towns in China usually own very natural landscape and harmonious environment. Why not just visit some ancient towns during spring? Let us see the most visited ancient towns that are popular in spring.

No.1 Wuyuan

Wuyuan is located in Jiangxi province. Currently it is linked to Shanghai and Beijing with high speed railways. It is well known because of the cole flowers. There are large scale of fields with cole flowers planted. Every spring, the fields form a golden painting.


No.2 Xitang

Xitang is very close to Shanghai. As an ancient town with rivers and stone bridges, it is very charming during the spring season.


No.3 Fenghuang

Fenghuang, in Chinese, means Phoenix. As a residential place for minority groups of Hunan province, it is also the fairyland in Chinese writers’ works.


No.4 Yangshuo

Yangshuo, with a same reputation of Guilin, it is first known to the western world. The original nature and relaxing countryside life make people unforgettable memories.


No.5 Hongcun

Hongcun Village lies at the bottom of China’s famous Huangshan Mountain. It is known as a World Cultural Heritage and Hui style architectures.


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Prince Bay Park of Hangzhou

Prince Bay Park is located at the south range of West Lake and it is part of West Lake Scenic Area. As a traditional landscaped garden, it is one of the most beautiful areas of Hangzhou. When spring comes, the park embraces the most fascinating period of the year.


Also known as Taiziwan Park in Chinese, it attracts a lot of visitors a year. In spring, the whole park is decorated with blossoming flowers and sakura is very lively. With its natural beauty and fine place for camping, many people visit the park to relax on weekends. You will also catch the sight of small rivers and far-off mountains. It is quite a paradise shining within the downtown of Hangzhou city.

The park covers a total area of more than 197 acres; it does not get too crowded during the peak season. In spring, sakura is in full blossom. And tulips are planted everywhere. Some kinds of roses are also seen in the park.


Aside from merely sightseeing, many people also go to Prince Bay Park to get married or hold other intimate gatherings. The park is, in fact, especially decorated with some special features to make it more suitable as a site for shooting wedding photos; these include recreational items that symbolize ‘unswerving allegiance’ and the act of ‘flying abreast of each other like birds in the sky’.

Due to the fine environment of the park, many weddings held there feature western style ceremonies. The typical ceremony begins with a lively wedding march, during which the bride and groom will walk through the bridge hand in hand as the bride holds a bouquet of fresh flowers in her hand. They will then make their way across the broad lawn of the garden where the church is located. In the church, the couple will position themselves on a red heart-shaped carpet.


During the ceremony, they will also release doves while holding colored ribbons in their hands. They will then take their places in a round table where the person designated as Miss Manners will provide them with a large bottle of champagne and red wedding cards. They will then perform the tradition called ‘union of wine cups’. Following the ceremony, the bride and the groom will ride a horse-drawn carriage, which will take them through the garden; there they will share wine with their relatives and friends. The ceremony ends here, and the couple will sit on a decorated chair and will be carried to a small house located in the park as well.


Due to its reputation as a wedding location, Prince Bay Park has attracted many couples from all over the country. The park has also become associated with love and romance, and its quaint ambiance certainly helps make it an even more touching and memorable place.

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