Festival floods urban landscape with a sea of blooming colors

Jinshan District has been turned into a sea of blooming flowers as the city's southwestern district launched the Hundred Flowers (baihua) Festival.
Zhuang Yi / Ti Gong

A mother and her son enjoy the beautiful weather and spring blossoms in Jinshan District.

Jinshan District has been turned into a sea of blooming flowers as the city's southwestern district launched the Hundred Flowers (baihua) Festival.

This is the sixth consecutive flowers festival to celebrate the coming of spring in Jinshan. Running until May 6, it gives an ideal opportunity for urban dwellers to enjoy Mother Nature at its most beautiful.

As one of the biggest agricultural centers in Shanghai, Jinshan boasts hundreds of hectares of orchards and rapeseed flower fields. As the mercury rises, pink peach flowers, sakura, snow-white pear flowers, camellia, bauhinia and magnolia are all blooming, turning the suburban area into a giant garden.

The 11.7-kilometer-long Jinshan Road in Luxiang Town traverses different orchards, gardens, forests and green belts, featuring pink peach blossoms, pear flowers and sakura.

The Sea Flower Park in Zhujing Town offers visitors different blossoms every month: wintersweets and magnolia in late March, sakura in early April, baby’s breath in late April, corn poppy and corn flowers in May, as well as water lily in June.

The festival covers many towns including Luxiang, Fengjing, Zhujing, Langxia and Shanyang. Golden rapeseed flowers are blazing in the fields of Langxia, while pink peach blossoms and white pear flowers are lining the Jinshi Road in Luxiang, occasionally separated by golden cauliflower and blooming milk vetch.

In the ancient watertown of Fengjing, there are large peach groves and rapeseed flowers near the North Jinshan Railway Station, while pomegranate trees are blossoming with red flowers.

The fete displays spring flowers and the district’s famed agricultural products, such as fresh strawberries, cherries and vegetables, ripe for picking.

There are several events that will bring the spring carnival to a climax, such as a homespun cloth fashion show, a bike ride in the countryside, an open-air concert and a photography contest open to both professionals and amateurs in Shanghai and the neighboring Zhejiang Province.

If you go:

  • By public transport: Shanghai South Railway Station (Jinshan Railway) – Jinshanwei Station – Bus Zhuqianwei – the festival’s main scenic site (Jinshi Road N. and Zhulu Road)

  • By car: S19 (Xinwei Highway) – Luxiang Exit – Rongchang Road – Zhulu Road – Jinshan Road N. Or G15 Highway – Jinshan New City Exit – Songwei Road S. – Caolang Road – Jinshi Road N. – Zhulu Road

Zhuang Yi / Ti Gong
Zhuang Yi / Ti Gong
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