Come to the royal gardens in spring for a flower date

2022-04-21

April is the most beautiful season in royal gardens, so enjoy the beauty of the gardens with your family in your free time!

1. The Forbidden City

Late spring is the most beautiful time of the year in the Forbidden City. Peach, pear, apricot, magnolia and plum blossoms are blooming one after another. Against the red walls and yellow tiles and animal ornaments on house-ridges, various flowers are charming.

The Palace of Celestial Favour is one of the East Six Palaces of the Inner Court, which was the residence of concubines in the Qing Dynasty. When the breeze blows, the white snow-like pear blossoms dance with the wind. Every year, many people come here to take photos in ancient costumes.

There are two begonias planted at the end of the Qing Dynasty in the Hall of Literary Brilliance, and they are about 120 years old. Later, the people of the Forbidden City planted begonias all over the area. Every spring, this area becomes a sea of flowers. In addition, the Xifu Begonia in the compound of the Palace of Eternal Longevity is also one of the favorite spots for visitors to enjoy the flowers.

The garden of the Palace of Compassion and Tranquility was built in the Ming Dynasty as a place for the Empress Dowager and concubines of the Ming and Qing Dynasties to rest and worship Buddhism. The lilacs and magnolias in the vicinity of the Hall of All Peace and Pavilion over a Pond are in full bloom now. Peonies and peonies planted in the flower bed will also debut soon.

Address: No.4, Jingshan Qianjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing

2. Yuanmingyuan

A few days ago, the 27th Spring Outing Festival of Yuanmingyuan has kicked off, and will last until May 15. At present, the winter jasmine flowers, forsythia, peach blossoms, apricot flowers and lilacs in Yuanmingyuan are in full bloom. Peach blossoms and forsythia are distributed throughout the garden. Apricot Spring Pavilion and Mingchun Gate are the best places to view apricot blossoms. Hanqiu Pavilion, Nine Continents in Peace and the southwest corner area of Fuhai are the best viewing areas for lilacs. In addition, the peonies in Yuanmingyuan are expected to enter their full bloom in mid-to-late April.

If you are tired of walking and playing, let's have a slow-paced and relaxing trip. There are many water attractions in Yuanmingyuan, and it is interesting to enjoy the scenery on boats in spring. The cruise in the garden has been fully opened, and visitors can scan the code to purchase tickets on site through the Yuanmingyuan internal transportation operation digital system.

Address: No.28, Qinghua West Road, Haidian District, Beijing

3. Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is a great place to enjoy flowers, with elm leaf plum, forsythia and viburnum in full bloom. The delicate flowers and the classical Chinese architecture form a "painting of spring" that attracts visitors to stop and admire them. The ancient magnolia flowers in the Hall of Happiness and Longevity are in full bloom, dancing gently with the spring breeze. The peach blossoms in front of the Xijia Building in the Summer Palace are in full bloom, like a beautiful woman dressing at the window, which is enchanting.

Address: No. 19, Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing

4. Tiantan Park

Recently, the orychophragmus violaceus near the northwest corner of Tiantan Park are in full bloom, attracting many visitors. When the sun shines, there is instant blue-violet, lavender or white light penetrating from the petals. The flowers are reflected among the red walls and cuddled next to the ancient trees, making the old garden full of vigor and vitality. There is a lilac forest on the west side of the cypress forest west of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest. There are 240 lilac trees, which have been aged for decades and are currently in bloom. They are also worth a visit.

Address: No.1 A, Tiantandongli, Dongcheng District, Beijing

5. Tanzhe Temple

Tanzhe Temple was built in the Western Jin Dynasty and has a history of nearly 1,700 years. It is one of the royal temples with a large scale in Beijing, and enjoys the reputation of "the first temple in the capital".

Recently, as the temperature gradually rises, the temple's "Er Qiao Magnolias" are also in full bloom. The two "Er Qiao Magnolias" were planted in the Ming Dynasty and are 400 years old. One plant is famous for its white and purple magnolias. There is also a photo spot for visitors. The best place to enjoy the magnolias is the teahouse, where you and your friends can enjoy the magnolias while sipping tea.

There is a very precious winter jasmine on the east side of the temple in front of the Hall of Vihara, which is a relic of the late Qing Dynasty and is known as the "best ancient winter jasmine" in Beijing. The form and flower of winter jasmine resembles lilacs, so the management of Tanzhe Temple set up a plaque under this ancient tree to help visitors distinguish it from lilacs. At present, this ancient winter jasmine is in full bloom, attracting a large number of tourists to take photos. The magnolia and lilacs near the Lengyan altar are also in bloom. It's perfect to come here in ancient costumes to take photos.

Address: Tanzhe Temple Town, Mentougou District, Beijing

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