Summer, known for its sweltering heat, is also the time for us to witness a number of rising stars. Growing up fast from a number of Hangzhou’s parks are an array of colourful flowers and plants that, before it gets too hot, are here to keep you firmly rooted.
Prince Bay Park (太子湾公园)
With the West Lake Music Festival still hot in people’s minds, Prince Bay Park has already put on another show entitled blossoming Chinese roses.
Prince Bay Park was once the chosen burial place for two princes of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) but is now a floral bed for blankets of seasonal flowers. Even though the tulip exhibition, a popular attraction for 20 years, has since been moved to Huiyin Korean Temple, Prince Bay Park can once again glow in the heat - in a sea of China’s Roses.
This year many new species of rose have been introduced and with a rainbow of colours on show they form a colourful mosaic, attracting both the sunlight and a number of visitors from around the world. Add: No.5-1, Nanshan Road (南山路5-1号) Ticket: Free Transportation: No.31, 4, 315 and Y2 Bus
Jiangyangfan Eco Park (江洋畈)
Jiangyangfan Eco Park is similar to Xixi National Wetland Park in that you can be at one with nature. However whereas Xixi National Wetland Park is a natural wetland, Jiangyangfan Eco Park only came into life after six years of being the home for all of the West Lake’s silt. However with a number of seeds having sprouted over the years - this park is now packed with willow trees and wetland plants. A number of new plants were also introduced into Jiangyangfan Eco Park which includes corn poppy, calliopsis and German Iris. Add: West of Eight Diagrams Field (八卦田西侧) Ticket: Free Transportation: No. 39, 42, 62, and 4 Bus
Wansong Academy (万松书院)
Wansong Academy, an ancient academy of education, is also a public park and now home to an exhibition of over 80 herbs and edible flowers. The flowers on display include familiar ones such as lotus, lily, rose, osmanthus and cherry blossom as well as summer flowers like hibiscus and gardenia. Four exhibition zones are set out according to taste: sourness, sweetness, bitterness and spiciness. Add: No. 81, Wansongling Road (万松岭路81号) Time: May 25 to June 23 Hours: 7:30-17:30 Ticket: 10 RMB Transportation: No.102 Bus
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.