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Blooming Flowers Color the Dull Winter! It's Time for a Trip of Wintersweet

By TRUMAN PENGICHONGQING|Jan 14,2021

Recently, some wintersweet flowers bloom around Chongqing, sending fragrance to people in this severe winter. Let’s enjoy them following the map!

Chongqing Garden Expo

Three thousand odd wintersweet trees in the Chongqing Garden Expo, a top urban theme park of Chongqing, are waiting for visitors! These light yellow flowers can show you what a peaceful life looks like.

Ticket: 16 yuan

Recommendations: Enjoying flowers, fishing on boats, and visiting the Chongqing Garden Expo

Address: No. 1, Longjing Road, Yubei District

Routes: Taking Chongqing Rail Transit (CRT) Line 3 to the Expo Garden Station; driving along the Inner Ring Expressway—Airport Road—Jinxing Avenue—Chongqing Garden Expo

Longtou Temple Park

Longtou Temple Park is accessible by several CRT lines. Tens of wintersweet trees are mainly planted in the Idyllic Flower Ocean Landscape Area, and there are also some red plum trees.

Recommendations: Strolling to enjoy flowers, exercising, and having a rest in the park

Address: Wuhuang Road (near Xingsheng Road), Longta Sub-district, Yubei District, Chongqing

Routes: Taking CRT Line 6 at the Wulidian Station, getting off at the Hongtudi Station, and then walking to the Longtou Temple Park; searching “Longtou Temple Park” in GPS apps and driving to the park

Zhaomushan Forest Park

In this chilly winter, wintersweet flowers are in full bloom on Zhaomu Mountain. People in Yubei District can enjoy a sea of wintersweet flowers here.

Recommendations: Breathing fresh air in the forest park and having a rest at farmhouses nearby

Address: No. 88, West Section of Jinkai Avenue, Yubei District, Chongqing

Route: Taking CRT Line 5 to Renhe Station and walking about 600 meters to the park

Nanshan Botanical Garden

A spring cherry tree stands at the entrance of Nanshan Botanical Garden. Pink petals with crystal dewdrops on them are refreshing. Visitors can ramble in the garden, taking photos and enjoying flowers. Fragrant flowers make the freezing winter warm.

Ticket: 15 yuan/person (excluding greenhouses)

Road trip: Searching “Nanshan Botanical Garden, Nan’an District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking Bus No. 384 to Nanshan Botanical Garden Station

Gele Mountain Forest Park

Gele Mountain Forest Park is hailed as the “Emerald of Chongqing” and the “Natural Oxygen Bar.” The wintersweet trees, although not in a great number, are mainly planted around Kuanren Square. It’s romantic if you can run into one of them in the mountain.

Ticket: Free

Road trip: Searching “Gele Mountain Forest Park, Shapingba District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking Bus No. 210 to Geleshan Ropeway Station

Haishi Park

Haishi Park is a karst landform park. The unique corals and exotic flowers and plants take root and sprout here, and in winter, it welcomes blooming wintersweet flowers.

Ticket: 15 yuan/person

Road trip: Searching “Haishi Park, Shapingba District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking Bus No. 523 and getting off at a station near the Haishi Park

Shaping Park

Wintersweet trees, including Japanese allspice, are planted dispersedly in Shaping Park. Flowers bloom, giving off a delicate and refreshing fragrance.

Ticket: Free

Road trip: Searching “Shaping Park, Shapingba District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking CRT Line 1 to the Shapingba Station

Tieshanping Forest Park

Tieshanping Forest Park has 1,200 ha. of forest, including a plum garden covering an area of nearly 20 ha., from which an intoxicating fragrance wafts up every winter.

Ticket: Free

Road trip: Searching “Tieshanping Forest Park, Jiangbei District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking buses No. 812 or No. 813 and getting off at stations near Tieshanping

Hong’en Temple Forest Park

Hong’en Temple Forest Park covers an area of around 70 ha. Climbing to the Hong’en Pavilion Observation Deck on the top of the mountain, you can overlook the Jiangbei District. Plum blossoms are scattered around the park, and you can enjoy the flowers while walking.

Ticket: Free

Road trip: Searching “Hong’en Temple Forest Park, Jiangbei District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking buses No. 631 or No. 886 and getting off at stations near the Hong’en Temple Forest Park

Huayan Temple

Wintersweet flowers and temples are a perfect couple. Being away from the bustling urban life, visitors can have a trip to the Buddhist shrine.

Ticket: Free

Road trip: Searching “Huayan Temple, Jiulongpo District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking buses No. 204, No. 268, No. 325, No. 425, No. 843, or No. 891 and getting off at stations near the Huayan Temple.

Caiyun Lake National Wetland Park

Caiyun Lake is beautiful, with wintersweet flowers blooming in the frigid wind. They brighten the landscape around the lake.

Ticket: Free

Road trip: Searching “Caiyun Lake, Jiulongpo District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking buses No. 117, No. 807, or No. 109 and getting off at the Baguocheng Station.

Eling Park

The Eling Park is covered with 100,000 wintersweet trees, and flowers give off fragrance. The Plum Blossom Island is especially appealing, with tens of thousands of wintersweet trees around the lotus lake. What an amazing view!

Ticket: Free

Road trip: Searching “Eling Park, Yuzhong District” in GPS apps

Public transport: Taking CRT Line 1 to the Eling Station

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