Picturesque scene of 3,000 hectares of lotus flowers
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- It’s common to appreciate lotus flowers in Chongqing, but have you seen lotus flowers stretching tens of miles and even blooming along both sides of roads? Lotus flowers take up a large proportion of the coverage of Cizhu Town, Yubei District, contributing to the serenity and coolness of the town in hot summer.
Ten miles of blooming lotus flowers
The Ten-mile Lotus Corridor is located in Huayingshan Scenic Area. The scenic area boasts high mountains, dense forests and fresh air. In summer, lotus flowers are everywhere. The pink-white flowers flutter in the breezes.
Most Chongqing locals have seen plenty of lotus flowers in ponds, but not miles of ornamental lotus flowers. The Ten-mile Lotus Flower Corridor boasts a length of about 5 miles and coverage of about 3,000 hectares, 300 times the size of the soccer field with the World Cup standard.
At present, over 20 kinds of lotuses are blooming, making you linger. You can walk among them, and take amazing photos.
There are wooden walkways and pavilions in the lotus viewing area. If tired, you can sit by the lotuses and have a rest in the pavilions, smelling the fragrance of lotuses. It's nice to think about it. The scenic area already boasts fresh air, and the beauty of lotus flowers only makes it more appealing. Do all this remind you of the lotus field in Puzhehei Scenic Area?
There are farmhouse resorts around the Ten-mile Lotus Flower Corridor. You can taste specialties of Cizhu Town such as lotus leaf porridge, lotus porridge, fried lotus root, lotus pastry, stewed lotus root and rib soup, steamed pork with rice flour in lotus leaf, stewed fish with green pepper, and stir-fried chicken with green pepper; and you can also stay in surrounding farmhouse resorts.
You finally drag yourself out of home, so it is surely a good choice to buy some local products, such as lotus leaf tea, lotus seed, lotus nut, native chicken in Cizhu Town, fresh maize, cured meat, pear syrup, and pear syrup wine.
Bus route: take Line 3, get off at Shuangfengqiao Railway Station, and take bus to Cizhu Town at Shuangfengqiao Hub Station, Yuzhong District (Translated by Xu Mengxue, Fathom Language Limited)