Chinese lotus festival celebrates 300 years of blooming
Posted on Friday 03 August 2012
in China, Scenic Beauty, Beijing
Lotus flowers have been blooming in China's Guizhou Province for centuries, and this summer travelers on Beijing holidays can take part in the natural beauty of this water lily. Ten-li lotus flowers have overtaken the city of Anlong Zhao Dike for the past 300 years. The blossoms come to life every summer and serve as a reminder of the perseverance and beauty of the country.
This year marks the sixth annual festival, though lotuses have prospered in China for hundreds of years. Known for its delicate beauty, the lotus flower has long been a symbol for spiritual enlightenment. Summer travelers to the area should try to take advantage of the blooms and visit this unique event.
Located in Anlong County, the festival and lotus city are both easily accessible from Beijing hotels by car or train. The lotus resort is known throughout China as an enchanting stop for tourists and natives alike, with thousands of people visiting every year.
Expansive caves and mountains complement the flowered waters that lie at the heart of Anlong County. Surrounding traditional villages also provide a glimpse into the daily lives of the people of Ghizhou. Botany lovers or not, travelers should take a look into viewing this unparalleled natural wonder.
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