Planning a trip in May? Do you already have somewhere in mind to enjoy the spring weather before the blistering heat sets in? China.org.cn has chosen eight of the most suitable destinations. Choose the one you like and get ready to set off.
Dalian Sophora Japonica Festival
The Sophora flower, emblem of Dalian, in full blossom [0411hd.com]
The port of Dalian is famous for its agreeable climate, clean air, exquisite beaches, sea breezes and fresh seafood. A coastline stretching 1,906 kilometers offers a huge choice of beaches and beautiful scenic spots. It's neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer, making it an ideal destination. Not to be missed are Bangchui Island, Dalian National Coast Geopark, Bingyu Valley Scenic Area, Tiger Beach Ocean Park and the Natural History Museum. The city is also well known for the numerous varieties of Sophora trees that can be seen all round the city. In late May, Sophora blooms fill the air with an enchanting fragrance. The 22nd annual Sophora Japonica Festival will be held between May 25 and May 31.
Accommodation: Furama Hotel Dalian, Dalian Hotel, Dalian Zhongxia Hotel
Local snacks: fresh sea food