Yuan Dynasty Capital City Wall Site Park
“Haitang Huaxi” (The Crabapple Blossoms Serried Brook), a scenic spot in Yuan Dynasty Capital City Wall Site Park, enjoys a high reputation for its wildly blooming Chinese Flowering Crabapples. All varieties of crabapple blossoms here come out in a rush in time, such as midget crabapple blossoms and hall crabapple blossoms. The “Chinese Flowering Crabapples Festival” in the Park is one of the three biggest “Flower Events” in Beijing, and the other two are “Peach Flower Festival” in Beijing Botanical Garden and “Cherry Flower Festival” in Yuyuantan Park.
Address: Jian’an East Road, Chaoyang District
Traffic guide: take Subway Line 10 and get off at anyone of HuixinxijieNankou, Anzhenmen Station, Beitucheng, Jiandemen, Mudanyuan and Xitucheng
Biyun Temple at Fragrant Hills Park
Each April, flowers in Fragrant Hills Park are in full bloom, especially the white and reddish crabapple blossoms in Biyun Temple. Fresh air and light flower fragrance make a stroll more intoxicating.
Address: No.40 Maimai Street, Fragrant Hills Park, Haidian District
Traffic guide: take Bus 318, 331, 360, 634, 696, 698, 714 and get off at XiangshanGongyuan Station
Former Residence of Soong Ching-ling
Soong Ching-ling once loved crabapple blossoms, which come out wildly in early April, delicate as morning glow at the skyline. As in autumn crabapples hung heavily on branches, she would produce them into sauce and share with friends. The great man passed away, while her beloved trees such as the phoenix-shaped locust tree and the Himalayan spindle remain permanently.
Address: 46 Houhai NorthYan, Xicheng District
Traffic guide: take Bus 5 and get off at Guozishi Station
Changyucheng Village in Liucun Town
The hundred-year-old malus spectabilis trees blossom in spring, which stand with this ancient village after years of wind and rain.
When a breath of wind comes, branches sway, and the air is fragrant with blossom.
Address: northwest of Liuchun Town, Changping District
Traffic guide: take bus 883 at Deshengmen and transfer to Chang 33 at Nankou
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