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Peony Festival Unveils Spring's Splendor in Chongqing

By XINYI LI|Mar 19,2024

Chongqing - As spring comes, the peonies of Dianjiang County, Chongqing, unfurl their petals in a splendid display. The 2024 Dianjiang Peony Cultural Festival is ushered in with a press conference, heralding the start of the festival themed "Blossoming Elegance: A Fragrant Invitation to Dianjiang's Peony Splendor" on March 21. Boasting over 200 varieties, the festival showcases a kaleidoscope of hues and the mesmerizing allure of the peonies.

The peonies bloom in a dazzling display of competitive splendor. (Photo/ Dianjiang County)

Returning as an annual highlight, the Dianjiang Peony Cultural Festival infuses the air with the scent and vigor of spring anew. More than a feast for the eyes, this year's festival integrates culture and tourism in a celebration highlighting Dianjiang's rich cultural legacy and the pristine beauty of its natural landscapes.

The stunning peony blossoms draw an extensive array of tourists from around the globe. (Photo/Dianjiang County)

The festival's curtain will rise on the evening of March 21 at the Sanhe Lake Wetland Park in Dianjiang County, with a grand cultural performance themed "Blooming Prosperity," spotlighting the distinctive charm of Dianjiang's peony culture. Furthermore, the Chinese Plum Flower Garden, Rapeseed Flower Garden, and Peach Blossom Garden will sequentially welcome visitors, offering two meticulously curated floral routes.

Previous opening ceremony venues. (Photo/Xiang Xiaoqiu)

This year's festival also introduces an athletic dimension, including the Peony Marathon and Triathlon, drawing a bevy of athletes from home and abroad. To amplify the reach of peony culture, Dianjiang County will organize themed events in calligraphy, photography, and poetry, showcasing an array of local artistic expressions.

Chinese Plum Flower Garden (Photo/Dianjiang County)

The Dianjiang Peony Cultural Festival has been celebrated for 24 years as a cornerstone of local and national cultural identity. Extending through May, this year's festival invites a wider audience to delve into the splendor of peonies and immerse themselves in the cultural allure uniquely the 2024 Dianjiang Peony Cultural Festival.


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