Longquan Hill Peach Blossom Festival
Longquan district of Chengdu enjoys a reputable fame all over the world for producing a wide variety of fruits among which honey peach contributes a substantial part of Longquan's total fruit production. Over 17 million of honey peach trees sprawl over some 11,333 hectares of hilly in Longquan district.
Longquan Hill is one of the 10 picturesque peach flower spots in China. Besides its mind-blowing collection of honey peach trees, the Longquan region provides its visitors with 234 square km of orchard. The exclusive collection of orchard covers around 40 percent of the total area of the Longquan Hill region.
During spring Longquan seems like an ocean of flowers. The blossoms of oriental cherry, peach, plum, pear and apricot together constitute a floral wonderland on earth. The sea of flowers in Longquan attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists from across the world in spring.
The Longquan Hill Peach Flower Festival was launched in 1987 with an attempt to reap the advantages of this spectacular natural resource in Chengdu. Sine then the Longquan Hill Peach Flower Festival has become an integral part of annual events in Chengdu. This festival is not only popular for its colorful view; it has great significance from the economic, cultural and artistic perspective as well.
This festival usually occurs in the month of February every year. The scenic view of the Longquan Mountain covered with peach blossoms will surely leave you in awe. During the festive season the foot of the Mountain remains covered with white carpet of snow filled slice of the pear flower. Several other seasonal flowers adorn the Longquan Hills with the best possible colors. If you are looking for a relaxing time out sometimes in February, while staying in Chengdu, Longquan Hill Flower Festival can be your right choice. To view the Longquan Mountain in purple and flaming red is indeed a great experience that lasts forever.
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