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Highlights of 17th Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival

By Liu Fang, Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2019年04月09日 15:49

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Photo shows the opening ceremony of the 17th Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival. [China Tibet News/Wang Shan, Zhang Meng]

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Photo shows visitors dressed in traditional Tibetan costumes admiring peach blossoms in Gala Village of Nyingchi City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Wang Shan, Zhang Meng]

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Photo shows scenery of peach blossoms in Nang County of Nyingchi City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Wang Shan, Zhang Meng]

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Photo shows the scenery in Gala Village of Nyingchi City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Wang Shan, Zhang Meng]

"The art performance is excellent. This is my second time travelling to Nyingchi. The peach blossoms are more gorgeous year by year." says Mr. Li, a visitor from Chengdu of Sichuan Province. His family also shows that the tour to Nyingchi is worthwhile.

The opening ceremony of 17th Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival kicked off in Gala Village of Bayi District, Nyingchi City of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Mar. 29. Gala Village boasts more than 1,300 peach trees in full blossom on over 33.33 hectares (500 mu) of mountains and plains, among which tourists can enjoy this picturesque scenery. Benefiting from thriving rural tourism, Gala Village, a former traditional agricultural village, turns into a tourist attraction.

The 17th Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival lasts from Mar.15 to Apr. 30. Starting from Gala Village, tourists could enjoy the blooming rape flowers and peach flowers that blend into the surrounding landscape featuring snow mountains and forests along No. 318 national highway. The flowering periods of peach blossoms are not the same in different places of Nyingchi. Peach blossoms in Gala Village enter the flowering period at first, then Zayul County, Bayi District, Menling County, Pome County and Kongpo Gyamda County follow. 

In addition to Gala Village, Lunam and other 6 counties held various festival activities, too. 

---Bayi District of Nyingchi City

Date: April 1-April 3

The 5th Nyang Tourism & Cultural Festival, Farmers' Sports Meeting & Singing Contest

--- Chumdo Town of Pome County

Date: April 3

Art performance, model shows, peach blossom painting, making wish under peach trees

--- Lhoma Village of Zayul County

Date: April 8

Opening Ceremony of Lhoma Peach Tourism & Cultural Festival, photography exhibition, commodities fair, cycling race and spring hiking

--- Kongpo Gyamda County

Date: April 15

Ceremony of tourism peak season, peach blossoms avenue viewing activity, tourist commodities fair, food tasting activity and traditional folk sports

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival injects vitality into the promotion of Nyingchi's unique tourism brand and its economic growth. Focusing on original ecology, Nyingchi blends the development of its unique tourist commodities into the leisure sightseeing tourism. Tourists can stay in rural homestay inns, taste local food and enjoy rural scenery. A diversified development pattern featuring recycling, high efficiency, comfort and creativity is becoming a reality step by step. 

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