Places to go for a floral adventure in China during Spring Festival holiday
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Thousands of people have thronged to temples across China to spend their first day of Chinese New Year praying for good fortune and health for their family. If you haven't planned where to spend the rest of your holiday yet, check out the following places for a scenic adventure. 

In some parts of China, February is when the flowers begin to bloom, so it's time to grab your camera and venture into a world of flowers.

Taizhou, Zhejiang Province

The plum blossom, also known as “meihua” in Chinese, is a flower that is especially adored by the Chinese people. In Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, the blooming plum blossoms have brought life, beauty and a gorgeous fragrance to its Ancient City Wall.

The Ancient City Wall in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

The Ancient City Wall in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

A world of plum blossoms. /VCG Photo

A world of plum blossoms. /VCG Photo

A section of the Ancient City Wall which dates back to the Jin Dynasty (266-420). /VCG Photo

A section of the Ancient City Wall which dates back to the Jin Dynasty (266-420). /VCG Photo

Tourists flock to the Ancient City Wall to admire the plum blossoms, February 5. /VCG Photo

Tourists flock to the Ancient City Wall to admire the plum blossoms, February 5. /VCG Photo

The plum blossoms are in different colors, such as red, pink, white and yellow. /VCG Photo

The plum blossoms are in different colors, such as red, pink, white and yellow. /VCG Photo

The Ancient City Wall, also known as Jiangnan Great Wall, is a well-preserved ancient city wall built during the Jin Dynasty (266-420) to protect the city from enemies and floods. Stretching over 6,000 meters, it is one of the most popular historical sites in Taizhou.

Symbolizing hope, purity and perseverance, the plum blossom has been depicted in Chinese paintings and poetry for centuries. For instance, as one Chinese poem goes, "The fragrance of plum blossom comes from bitterness and coldness". In early spring, they burst into bloom, marking the regeneration of life.

Foshan, Guangdong Province

A flower festival is now underway at Yingxiang Ecological Park in the Gaoming District, Foshan, south China's Guangdong Province. Among the 10 themed exhibitions, the peony display is the most noticeable. 

As one of the most significant flowers in China, peonies stand for wealth, prosperity and honor, and are particularly appealing to tourists who would like to gain some good luck from the flowers in Chinese New Year.

Peonies in full bloom at Yingxiang Ecological Park in Foshan, south China's Guangdong Province. /VCG Photo

Peonies in full bloom at Yingxiang Ecological Park in Foshan, south China's Guangdong Province. /VCG Photo

Peonies in light pink. /VCG Photo

Peonies in light pink. /VCG Photo

The flower festival at Yingxiang Ecological Park lasts for a month with an immense exhibition of different types of flowers. /VCG Photo

The flower festival at Yingxiang Ecological Park lasts for a month with an immense exhibition of different types of flowers. /VCG Photo

The sea of flowers. /VCG Photo

The sea of flowers. /VCG Photo

The flower festival at Yingxiang Ecological Park lasts until March and offers a perfect place for a daytrip.

Also, a grand flower show is going on in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province. Read more: 300,000 tulips greet Chinese New Year in China's Flower City

Laibin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

The sea of canola flowers at Xincheng County in the prefecture-level city of Laibin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, provides visitors with idyllic scenery and tranquility. Covering over 6.7 square kilometers in area, the field of yellow flowers provides a luminous escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The field of rape flowers in Xincheng County of Laibin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. /VCG Photo

The field of rape flowers in Xincheng County of Laibin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. /VCG Photo

The field of rape flowers covers an area of some 6.7 square kilometers. /VCG Photo 

The field of rape flowers covers an area of some 6.7 square kilometers. /VCG Photo 

Rape flowers embraced by mountains. /VCG Photo

Rape flowers embraced by mountains. /VCG Photo

The rape flowers attract bees. /VCG Photo

The rape flowers attract bees. /VCG Photo

Xincheng County is a good example of the beautiful countrysides and revitalization of villages in China, and now it's the right time to enjoy a nice and peaceful outing here during the Chinese New Year holiday.

Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province

Tens of thousands of flowers bloom in Putuo Rural Complex, a place for agriculture and tourism in Zhoushan, east China's Zhejiang Province. Covering an area of 15,000 square meters, the flowers create a visual collage.

A wooden observation platform at Putuo Rural Complex in Zhoushan, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

A wooden observation platform at Putuo Rural Complex in Zhoushan, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Putuo Rural Complex in Zhoushan. /VCG Photo

Putuo Rural Complex in Zhoushan. /VCG Photo

Tourists can get a panoramic view of the park on the wooden observation platform. /VCG Photo

Tourists can get a panoramic view of the park on the wooden observation platform. /VCG Photo

Chinese characters "越来越好“, meaning "better and better". /VCG Photo

Chinese characters "越来越好“, meaning "better and better". /VCG Photo

Agricultural element in Putuo Rural Complex. /VCG Photo

Agricultural element in Putuo Rural Complex. /VCG Photo

A view of Putuo Rural Complex. /VCG Photo

A view of Putuo Rural Complex. /VCG Photo

The flowers are laid out in the pattern of a lotus surrounded by purple and yellow waves. Free of charge during the Chinese New Year holiday, visitors don't have to worry about the long queues, like those at temple fairs.

(Cover: Blooming plum blossoms along the Ancient City Wall in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo)