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Travel tips: Sites of spring in China (9)

By Lu Feiran (Shanghai Daily)

14:43, April 08, 2013

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Pear blossom

Pure white pear blossom was a favorite of ancient Chinese writers and poets, who described the blooms as "snowy" or "white jade rain." Its flowering season lasts from April to May. Chinese people also make pear blossom into medicine or dishes, as it can cure coughs and is good for the lungs.

Jiaju and Chengdu (Sichuan Province)

Jiaju means "hundreds of families" in Tibetan. The area looks like a wonderland and its most beautiful time is spring, when pear trees are in bloom. Around the Tibetan New Year, locals paint their houses, the bright colors standing out against the snowy blossom.

Around Chengdu, Pear Blossom Valley in Jintang County and Pear Blossom Creek in Yongshang Town, are, as their names suggest, other options for pear blossom viewing.

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