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Photography Tips for Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi

Nyingchi is located in the southeastern Tibet Autonomous Region, east of Lhasa, which is often compared as the southern city of China for its humid climate and pleasant scenery. With an average altitude of 3,100 meters, spring in Nyingchi comes earlier than other regions of Tibet. In March, when most areas of Tibet are suffering cool winter, the peach blossoms in Nyingchi are blooming as beautiful as the red face of Tibetan girls. Looking from a distant position, it seems that snowy mountains are surrounded by pink clouds.

The peach blossoms in Nyingchi area are plateau peach blossoms, in many areas the peach blossoms at the foot of the mountains are blooming, while the top of the mountains is still covered with snow. This kind of unique scenery only can be seen in Nyingchi. Read on to know some photography tips for peach blossoms in Nyingchi.

Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi


What is Peach Blossom

Peach blossoms are the flowers of peach trees, a kind of Rosaceae plants. The leaves are elliptic and lanceolate, and the drupes are nearly spherical. It can mainly be divided into two categories: fruit peach and flower peach. Peach blossoms are native to central and northern China and are now widely cultivated in temperate countries and regions of the world.

Photography Tips for Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi
Peach Blossoms with Snow Mountains as the Background


When to Photograph Peach Blossom in Nyingchi

The peach blossoms in Nyingchi generally bloom in March and April, the flowering period lasts about one month. The best time to see flowers in Nyingchi is from mid-March to mid-April. If you come to Nyingchi during that period of time, you can see a wide range of peach blossoms. In every March, Nyingchi will hold the famous Peach Blossom Festival to invite tourists from all over the world to enjoy the beautiful scenery, and experience local customs.

Photography Tips for Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi
Peach blossoms in Nyingchi


Where to Photograph Beautiful Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi

Peach blossom has always been the hottest attraction in Nyingchi. The peach blossoms in Nyingchi are different from the peach blossoms in southern China, the former are more glamorous and more magnificent with vaster area. Every March, the peach blossoms attract lots of photographers coming to Nyingchi to enjoy the visual feast.

Gala Peach Blossom Village: The Best Place to Shoot Peach Blossoms

Gala Peach Blossom Village, located in Nyingchi Town, has been the venue for the Peach Blossom Festival over the years. It is the best place to shoot peach blossoms in Bayi District and even the whole Nyingchi area. More than 500 acres of native peach blossoms are dotted in the village, extending all the way to the sky. The wheat fields and snow peaks are dyed in red by the peach blossoms.

Bomi Peach Blossom Valley: China's Largest Peach Blossom Valley

Bomi Peach Blossom Valley is the best place for peach blossom viewing in Bomi County. It is said that the peach blossoms in Bomi is the wildest and of the largest scale in the whole Nyingchi area. With 100,000 wild peach trees, Bomi Peach Blossom Valley has awarded the Guinness record certification of China's largest peach blossom valley.

Photography Tips for Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi
Peach Blossoms in Bomi

Milin Suosong Village: China's Mt. Fuji

Suosong Village is located in the middle of the mountain facing Nanjiabawa Peak, which is a perfect location for photographers to shoot Namjagbarwa Peak and the peach blossoms. Namjagbarwa Peak is the highest mountain in Nyingchi area and the 15th highest peak in the world. It is rated as "the most beautiful snow mountain in China" by China National Geographic. When the peach blossoms under the majestic snowy mountains are blooming, it is just like Mt. Fuji in Japan surrounded by cherry blossom.


Photography Tips for Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi


Close-up is the most common shooting technique for peach blossoms photography. When shooting peach blossoms, you need to carefully select a peach blossom with satisfactory flower shape and use diagonal composition, try to avoid cluttered backgrounds.

Photography Tips for Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi
Select Beautiful Peach Blossoms

Explore the Macro World of Peach Blossoms by Macro Lens

If you have a macro lens, don't forget to use it to shoot the peach blossoms. Peach blossoms look thin and weak, unobtrusive, but when the lens is zoomed in to blooming petals and stamens, you can see another micro world. If a bee or a butterfly happens to fly around the peach blossoms, it will definitely make a classic photo.

Shooting the Flower Bud

There will be aesthetic fatigue if you keep shooting the blooming flowers. In fact, if you look carefully, a flower bud which is waiting to be released is also lovely. It is recommended to select a branch with peach blossom bud and spray some drops of water on the bud, and finally open a large aperture for a close-up. You will find unexpected surprise.

High-angle Shot

If the peach blossom forest is of large scale and the surrounding natural environment is beautiful, you may consider giving it a panoramic view. Panorama shot is a test of your composition ability. Choosing a good angle, combining the peach blossom forest with the mountains and rural environment in which it is located, and then opening a wide-angle small aperture, you will create a good panorama picture.


Tibet Travel Tips

  1. No individual travelers are allowed to travel to Tibet. Foreign tourist can only visit Tibet by booking a Tibet tour from an official Chinese travel agent. Tourists must obtain a Tibet Entry Permit issued by the TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau). Aliens' Travel Permit is required if you want to visit Nyingchi County. A copy of your passport and China visa (tourist visa) is requested to submit to the Tibet government at least one month ahead of your tour.
  2. A complete physical examination before the trip is necessary. People with heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, serious anemia, and other cardio and respiratory problems should not travel in Tibet. Please follow your doctor's advice.
  3. Most people have altitude sickness at the first night and the discomfort may last about two or three days. When altitude sickness comes, do not be panic, take good rest. Ask for help from doctors, if your symptoms become serious.
  4. Please pay attention that the equipment and conditions of hotels in Tibet are not as good as the one you always stay in. The hotels standard can't catch the international hotel grades. In remote areas, accommodations are mainly guest houses or lodging tents.


Have a Photography Tour for Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi

Spring is a wonderful season for a flower trip in China, we highly recommend peach Nyingchi if you have no idea about where to go. A photography tour for peach blossoms in Nyingchi will be a great experience, as the unique sceneries of peach blossoms and snow mountains can only be found in Nyingchi.

Just contact us if you have interests, all your ideas will be included in the travel plan. Moreover, you can have a tailor-made tour if you also want to visit other places in Tibet.


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