Cherry Blossoms: Viewing Guide

Authors: Go Chengdu


Best time: late February - mid April
Venue 1: Guanmao Mountain

In springtime, it is great fun for Chengduers to view cherry blossoms (sakura) in suburbs. The Guanmao Mountain in Pujiang County, just about one hour’s drive from downtown Chengdu, is one of the best places to appreciate cherry blossoms. With an area of some 133 hectares, the mountain is a sea of cherry flowers in spring.

How to get there:
Chengdu-Ya'an Expressway — Pujiang Exit — Guangming Village — Guanmao Mountain (about a 30-minute drive from Guangming Village to the mountain)

Venue 2: Phoenix Lake Scenic Spot

About 45 km to the northeast of downtown Chengdu, the Phoenix Lake Scenic Spot in Qingbaijiang District is a national 4A tourist attraction. A cherry blossom tourism and culture festival is staged annually inside the scenic spot, where visitors can appreciate a large variety of Japanese cherry blossoms, as well as the golden sea of rapeseed flowers in the neighboring areas.

How to get there:
self drive:
1. Chengdu-Mianyang Expressway — Qingbaijiang Exit — Phoenix Avenue — Phoenix Lake Scenic Spot
2. Chengdu-Nanchong Expressway — Qingbaijiang Exit — Qingquan Avenue — Tonghua Avenue — Phoenix Lake Scenic Spot
3. Chengdu-Qingbajiang-Jintang Expressway —Tonghua Avenue — Phoenix Lake Scenic Spot
4. Chengdu Dajian Road — Tangba Road — Qingbajiang District — Phoenix Lake Scenic Spot
By bus:
Shuttle bus service to the Qingbajiang Bus Terminal is available at the Chengdu Liangjiaxiang Bus Station and Chengdu Beihu Bus Station. Visitors can transfer to the Phoenix Lake Scenic Spot by bus No.2, 4 and 6 at the Qingbajiang Bus Terminal.

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