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It Is Time to Appreciate Fragrant Winter Sweets in Chao Mountain! 2017-06-27
Moistened by rain recently, winter sweets in the Chao Mountain Scenic Area in Yuhang District, Hangzhou City has been in blossom. Now it is time to appreciate fragrant winter sweets in Chao Mountain!


With an area of 5 square kilometers, the Chao Mountain Scenic Area has more than 50,000 plum trees. Except for Hongmei (红梅) and Baimei (白梅), there are also some rare varieties such as Meirenmei (美人梅), Gongfenmei (宫粉梅) and lü’emei (绿萼梅). By now, about 70% of the Chao Mountain winter sweets are in blossom and 10% of the rest varieties are also in blossom.

Stepping on the newly paved pedestrian trail to the mountain top, visitors can enjoy a better view of the whole scenic area. Recommended route for appreciating winter sweets is from Tanmei Road(探梅路) to Damingtang(大明堂). Besides, the seventh Chao Mountain plum festival is going to open its ceremony on February 1 when the best time for appreciating plum blossom will begin till the end of February.
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