Flowers in full bloom in Beijing's Palace Museum


Flowers are not the only signs of life that come with the spring thaw. Warmer weather has brought blossoming tourism to China as well.

The Beijing municipal government released a list of 192 spots in the city for citizens to enjoy the spring flowers, including peach blossoms, magnolias, apricot flowers, winter jasmine and a dozen others that bloom from March to May.

The recommended spots cover an area of 22 million square meters, according to the city's gardening and urban greening department.

Nearly 100 cultural events such as folklore performances and botany exhibitions will be held during the period.


Beijing's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, released amazing pictures of magnolias flowers in full bloom on its offical Weibo.

(All photographs are obtained from @故宫博物院)

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