Fruit picking is a sweet way in which to see in the summer months and a fun day out for all the family. With May crowned as the season for fruit picking - here are the favourite picks of the month:
Atop of the list is Cherry also known as the diamond of fruits and a fruity pick for its natural sweetness, high nutritional value and juicy appearance.
Recommended Cherry-picking places: Zhilan Villa (芷兰庄园)
To ensure their quality the cherries in Zhilan Villa are planted inside. This May sees the first year of their fruition where upon a wealth of varieties including the black pearl cherry can be seen dangling like red diamonds in the sky.
Cherry Picking Fee: 60RMB per person and 45 RMB per child Purchasing Fee: 35RMB per 500 gram of cherries Add: Xingang Village, Liangzhu Street, Yuhang District (杭州市余杭区良渚街道新港村) Transportation: Take bus No.313 or 348 to Liangzhu Stop (良渚站) and then transfer to No.489 for Xingang Village Stop (新港村站). Pingyao Daguanshan Orchard (瓶窑大观山果园)
Daguanshan Orchard has an age-long history of cherry cultivation and owns the widest variety of cherries. The cherries produced here are plump and taste both sweet and sour.
Cherry Picking Fee: 60RMB per person and 30RMB for children under seven Purchasing Fee: 40RMB per 500 gram of cherries Add: Pingyao Town, Yuhang District (杭州市余杭区瓶窑镇) Tel: 18758227139 Transportation: Take bus No.348 or 313 to Daguanshan stop (大观山站).
The Mulberry is a fruit largely associated with making jams and tastes the sweetest in May – the best time for ripening. You can buy mulberries from street sellers however for the freshest mulberries in town you had better go direct to the orchards.
Yulao Farm (鱼佬大农庄)
Like in most mulberry orchards the mulberries in Yulao Farm are planted inside greenhouses and the mulberries here are of high-quality and the service is second to none.
Mulberry Picking Fee: 50RMB per person Purchasing Fee: 50RMB per 1500 gram of mulberries Hours: 08:00-16:30 Add: At the intersection of Waihe Road and Xiangpeng Road, Yuhang District (余杭区外河路与祥鹏路交叉处) Tel: (0571)88551802 Transportation: Take bus No. 513 to Zhangshulu Stop (樟树路)
Tangxi Ancient Town is historically known as the production area of loquats which were enjoyed in the olden days by emperors as tributes. Today there are many places to enjoy picking and sampling these royal favourites.
Tangxi Loquat Characteristic Zone (塘栖枇杷特色园区)
Add: No.1917 Wangmei Road, Tangxi Ancient Town (塘栖望梅路1917号) Tel: (0571)89020008 Pipa Bay Ecological Farm (琵琶湾生态农庄)
Add: Shaojiaba Village, Tangxi Town (塘栖镇邵家坝村) Tel: (0571)86316702 Transportation: Take bus No. 532 and No. 342 or the water bus from Wulinmen wharf
Qiandao Lake in summer has many to offer and to enjoy the coolness of water in the lake and mountain streams are must-have. We did a thorough research ahead of time and hereby have collected a complete water fun guide of Qiandao Lake for you! Read on to learn more...
In order to improve the high-speed railway connection system and promote the construction of scenic areas in the whole region, Qiandao Lake opened its direct tourist buses to rural scenic areas on July 1. That is to say, people who are at the Qiandao Lake High-Speed Railway Station can take these buses directly to such rural scenic areas as the Xiajiang Village Scenic Area, the Shilin Scenic Area and the Jiangjia Scenic Area. These three routes pass through Fengshuling Town, Lishang Township, Shilin Town, Jieshou Village and Jiangjia Town. It will be more convenient for tourists to reach these scenic areas.