Every July is the time for honey pears in Luniao Town, and this year is no exception. This July saw the good harvest of honey pears and witnessed the opening of 2014 Yuhang District Honey Pear Festival. The annual Honey Pear Festival has been held for ten times, with each year offering visitors juicy honey pears and wonderful cultural activities.
The venue of Yuhang Honey Pear Festival is the picturesque Luniao Town (鸬鸟镇), which is sandwiched between Tianmushan Mountain (天目山) and Moganshan Mountain (莫干山). It is the water source of Taihu Lake (太湖) and abundant with undulating mountains. Endowed with a favorable climate, fertile land, abundant sunshine and rainfall, Luniao Town offers a pleasant environment for honey pears to grow. Luniao Town is one of the original producing areas of honey pears. Although it is hard to determine the exact time of Luniao Town beginning the cultivation of honey pears, clues like a wealth of over-100-year-old honey pear trees around in the town show Luniao Town began to cultivate honey pears at least one hundred years ago.
Besides honey pears, Luniao Town is also abundant with tourist resources such as Shangougou Scenic Area (山沟沟风景区) and Xianshan Valley Drifting Area (仙山谷漂流景区).
Spring is here and so is the 2017 “Intoxicating Springtime” – Hangzhou Outdoor Leisure Season which, in the following three months, will provide the city with over 50 springtime outdoor experiences and tour itineraries. With six themes to choose from such as child-parent, flower viewing, games and sports, spring couldn’t be livelier.
The annual time for picking Longjing green tea leaves, one of the top ten renowned teas of China, has begun in Hangzhou and everywhere tea farmers are now busy picking and hand frying the famous leaves. If you wanted to take a sneak peek at how the farmers meticulously pick their verdant leaves from bushes nestled in undulating hills, or if you wanted to sample, at first hand, this year’s Longjing variety, then head to the following three tea villages which are known for their tea, tea culture and tea-related tourist attractions.