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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Spring Travel of Luoyang Peony Festival, 2012

The 30th Luoyang Peony Festival opens in Luoyang City in central China's Henan Province from April 10 to May 10. Boasting the best peonies in the country and a thousand years of history, Luoyang is set to usher in many tourists at that time.

Luoyang, home of China's best peonies, has a history of over 1,000 years in the cultivation of peonies. Peonies and Plum blossoms are the traditional floral symbols of China and on this tour you will amazed at both!

As a Chinese saying goes, “The peony of Luoyang is most beautiful under heaven”. As the symbol flower of Luoyang, peony is praised as "queen of flowers with ethereal color and celestial fragrance." Of the 500,000 peony shrubs in over 350 strains that are cultivated in Luoyang, the yaohuang (Yaos yellow peony) and weizi (Weis purple peony) are the "king"and "queen"of all peonies.

During the Peony Festival, gardens are awash with colorful flowers mostly reds mixed with whites, yellows and purples set against a background of thick, vibrant, dark green leaves, like a myriad of precious stones set in bright, shiny rings. In addition, there are various folk performances staged in the gardens.Besides seeing peonies, famous tourist attractions include White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes.

The first Luoyang Peony Festival was held in 1983. Since then, the event was made into an annual festival for appreciating the flowers and beautiful scenery.

Let us trace the footsteps of spring, ride it with flowers. If you are planning for a spring travel in China, you must include this peaceful city within your itinerary, this trip would be a memory of lifetime for sure.

1 comment:

  1. gorgeous blooms, but the building and statues are equally impressive. :)