Let’s meet fireflies in Shichuan, Yubei District
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Frog sounds and cricket chirps echoed by the pond, and the rhythmic concerto rendered the night more peaceful ... Departing from Yubei, only half an hour’s drive took them to Maliu Village, Shichuan Town. Ms. Yang and her friends met this romance here.
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. is the best viewing time. (Picture provided by the interviewee)
“We first called the owner’s wife and she said that the best time to watch fireflies is around 8-9 o’clock recently.” According to Ms. Yang, they arrived at about 6 o’clock. They picked wild vegetables in the fields of the manor and gave them to the owner’s wife for processing.
“Fireflies have been flying for the past two days. To follow the laws of nature, so the Fifth Firefly Tourism Festival in Yuanbang also opened earlier than in previous years.” Qin Guoxin said that the best time to watch fireflies was from mid-May to the end of June every year.
“Now we have farmed more than 300 mu of land with natural farming methods. The ecology is good, and the number of these fireflies is growing slowly. Now there may be more than 100,000 fireflies.”
Qin Guoxin, Former Postgraduate Supervisor of Shanxi Agricultural University and Associate Professor of Nanshan Botanical Garden in Chongqing, once lived in the city with his wife Wang Xuemei. A few years ago, they both quit their stable jobs and came to Maliu Village, Shichuan Town. Natural farming methods to cultivate land and fruit trees has improved the ecological environment here. The fireflies in the mountains have become the unexpected harvest of the couple and witnessed their love.
“There is a blueberry picking garden in front of us. Tourists come to pick fresh blueberries in the daytime and watch fireflies in the evening.” “A lot of tourists said that it was really comfortable to eat healthy food while watching the beautiful scenery of fireflies,” said Wang Xuemei, the owner’s wife.
Recommended route for Pujiwan Blueberry Manor: Chongqing Ring Expressway → Drive away the express from Longxing Toll Station (left) → Liangjiang Avenue → Shichuan → Dayan Village (Pujiwan Blueberry Manor)
Price: 30 yuan / person for picking, and 60 yuan / jin for purchase
Recommended route of Yuanbang Firefly Manor: Chongqing Ring Expressway → Drive away the express from Longxing Toll Station (left) → Liangjiang Avenue → Shichuan → Maliu Village (Yuanbang Firefly Manor)
RMB 100 for each person entering the park, and RMB 50 for each tent. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)