*Mid-March to April
Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province
Canola flowers are already blooming in Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province. The scene is most beautiful from mid to late March. The canola fields are decorated with pink peach blossoms and white pear blossoms. The local residents live in typical Anhui-style houses, with white wall and black tiles. Visitors usually live with local families and share meals with the locals.
Wuyuan is a hot spot for amateur and professional photographers. Flowers, villages, rivers and bridges frame a picturesque pace of life.
The local Yan and Sixi villages have ancient dwellings and langqiao, a kind of corridor bridge. There are two Likeng Villages in Wuyuan, but it is more famous for other features. Most of the villagers share the family name “Li.” The village backs up to a mountain and surrounding river. The other Likeng Village was built at the end ofhe Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Hundreds of famous officials and scholars have come from the village.
Getting there: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, offers buses to Wuyuan. Take the 9:20 am but from the Hangzhou long-distance bus station. Tickets cost 97 yuan and the trip takes five hours hours.
*Early March to End of March
Anshun, Guizhou Province
The Longgong resort launched several days ago its sixth Guizhou canola flower tourism festival in Anshun city, Guizhou Province. The main venue of the festival is in the Xuantang resort in Longgong, which includes three local villages. Visitors can go to a villager’s home to taste local food and watch local culture exhibitions.Guizhou’s rable land is limited, and local villagers plant canola flowers on the mountain. When the flowers blossom, it’s like the mountains are carpeted in gold
Getting there: From the capital city of Guizhou, Guiyang city, there are direct trains and buses to Anshun. The journey by train takes an hour and a half, almost the same as by bus. Train tickets cost 100 yuan, and bus tickets 20 to 25 yuan.
Buses to Kaiyang depart from the Guiyang bus station every 50 minutes from 7:50 am.
March to April
Yingde National Forest Park,
Qingyuan city, Guangdong
The Huashui Mountain reserve in the park is the only canola flower resort in Guangdong Province. The flowers blossom from February to the end of April.
Getting there: The park is in Yingde area in Qingyuan city. You can take a train directly from Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, to Yingde. It takes less than two hours. Buses are available.