Speaking of Xi’an, you may think about Terracotta Warriors and Mount Huashan. It’s no exaggeration to say that you have a bunch of fun things to do in Xi’an. If you’re travelling to Xi’an in spring, we suggest you try something new. Trust me, it will be a wonderful experience to see spring flowers in Xi'an. What flowers can you see in Xi’an? Read on to find your favorite one.
When the weather is getting warmer, the winter jasmine flowers bloom gradually. By seeing those pretty yellow flowers, it feels like the breath of spring are everywhere. Want to smell the spring in the air? You can explore Huancheng Park and appreciate winter jasmine flowers.
Appreciating cherry blossoms is always one of the top things to do in spring. In Xi’an, the best place to see cherry blossoms will be Qinglong Temple, where you can see an endless stream of cherry blossoms. Here you can see many species of cherry blossoms, with more than 600 cherry trees. It’s free to enter, enjoy your time there.
During the flowering season, Qinglong Temple will be flooded with Chinese tourists. You can also see cherry blossoms in Xi’an Jiaotong University, if you want to avoid the crowds. Even though there are not as many cherry trees as in Qinglong Temple, views in the campus are gorgeous.
Expect for cherry blossoms, peach trees are in their full blossoms during spring. Actually, peach tree is originated in China, appreciating peach blossoms is a part of Chinese culture. Chinese people believe that peach blossoms will bring them good fortune, especially good luck in love. Wangmang Peach Garden and Fanchuan Taohua Village will be great places to appreciate peach blossoms.
In ancient China, magnolias were normally planted in front of pavilions, elegantly showing a scholarly atmosphere. The shape of magnolia flower looks similar to lotus, and the petals will spread to the four directions in their full blossoms. Recommended flower-watching places are Northwest University and Shaanxi Normal University.
If you have plenty of time, you can consider Xiaoshao Village, which is located in Chang’an District. Even though it’s a bit far from the city center, you can see a stretch of magnolia trees covering by beautiful blossoms.
The color of apricot blossoms is normally pink and white, the color of the flowers will fade gradually and then turn pure white, until all the flowers fall eventually. Meanwhile, apricot blossoms have similar shape to peach blossoms and plum blossoms. If you have a flexible schedule, you can visit the Apricot Valley in Huaxu Town, the valley is covered by beautiful apricot blossoms in March.
For shutterbugs, don’t miss the chance to take nice pictures of rape Flowers. Hanzhong will be the best place for appreciating rape flowers, where a profusion of golden rape flowers extends as far as your eyes can see. When spring comes, rape flowers begin to yellow the fields, those golden petals of rape flowers seem like invitations for all the tourists.
Chang’an District has a large area of rape flowers. Yangzhuang Township is closer to Xi’an downtown, compared to Hanzhong.
When spring comes, the wind blows warm and the silent ground wakes from the cold winter, everything is at its best. At that time, the whole mountain in Taiping National Forest Park will be dyed red and purple by Chinese redbuds, as gorgeous as sunset glow.
Considering the Xi'an’s weather, the best time to visit Xi’an will be spring and autumn. If you travel to Xi’an in spring, it’ll be a great experience to see spring flowers in Xi'an. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you don’t know how to plan your Xi’an tour, we’re glad to help you with all the arrangements. See our sample tours for some good ideas.