Speaking of cherry blossoms, you may have Japanese sakura in your mind. Do you know that you can see cherry blossoms in Beijing? In 1989, Yuyuantan Park started to hold Cherry Blossom Festival. Since then, it has been a tradition for Yuyuantan Park. The festival usually starts from March to May, tourists will see more than 20 species of cherry trees in their full blossoms during this period of time. Continue reading for some tips on Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom Festival in Beijing.
Yuyuantan Park is one of the largest parks in Beijing, covering an area of about 136.69 hectares. Meanwhile, it is the biggest cherry garden in China. With more than 2,000 cherry trees planted in the Cherry Garden, Yuyuantan Park is regarded as the best place to see cherry blossoms in Beijing.
Some cherry trees are imported from Japan, and some other are from cities from northeast regions in China. Each year, the Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom Festival will attract lots of tourists to appreciate those beautiful cherry blossoms.
Usually the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Yuyuantan Park will be late March to late April. The flowering period of the cherry blossoms is extremely short, it only takes 7 days from flowering to withering. For each cherry tree, it only takes 2 weeks for the blossoms to go from buds to pretty flowers through fading and being replaced by green leaves.
►Address: Xisanhuan Nanlu, Haidian District, Beijing
►Entrance Fee: RMB 10 during Cherry Blossom Festival
Yuyuantan Park is very convenient to get to. You can take bus, metro if you prefer public transportation, or you can take a taxi. There are 4 gates to enter Yuyuantan Park, please check on the map for the closest one to your hotel.How to Get to Yuyuantan Park?
►East Entrance —— at the east side of Sanlihe Road
►West Entrance —— facing the CCTV Tower
Take bus No.300,323,374.
►South Entrance —— near Military Museum
Take metro Line 1 or Line 9 and get off at the Military Museum Metro Station.
►North Entrance —— Fucheng Road
Take bus No.121, 846, 37 and get off at the Mashenmiao Stop or Baiduizi Stop.
Follow the tips below to have a safe trip. Absolutely, you can contact Top China Travel for more details, we’re glad to help you if you have any questions on your Beijing tour.
By knowing the tips on Yuyuantan Cherry Blossom Festival in Beijing, you may plan your trip as soon as possible if you’d like to attend this festival. If you’re interested in seeing flowers in Beijing, please feel free to contact us for flowers in different seasons. See our Beijing tours for some good ideas.
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