Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, March 10 2021 - 18:12
Wuhan Cherry Blossom Festival Opens and Attracts Visitors
WUHAN, China, March 10, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off on March 3 by the Wuhan East Lake, 
attracting tourists from all over China. Wuhan University also opens to public 
to view the pink petals, with over ten thousand tourists visiting on the first 
day. The festival is expected to last till the end of March according to East 
Lake Scenic Area.

The Festival is held in Wuhan East Lake Cherry Blossom Park. As famous as 
cherry blossom parks in Washington and Tokyo, this park offers most stunning 
scenery of cherry blossoms in full bloom and various activities, including 
wearing Han Chinese costumes for photos, going boating on East Lake, and 
enjoying live music and performances. Visitors can also have a nocturnal visit 
for blooming flowers surrounded by 500 lanterns and over 9,000 night light sets 
in the park. The opening hours have been extended until 10 pm this year.

This year, Wuhan University has welcomed more than 1,700 medical workers who 
aided fight against COVID-19 with special services provided. The campus opened 
to public on March 8 who need to book at least three days in advance. 

Since the festival kicks off, a large number of tourists from different Chinese 
provinces have flocked to Wuhan just to "make up for the regret of last year". 
Miss Chen from northeastern China's Liaoning Province said that she had planned 
to visit Wuhan last year but stopped by the pandemic, "so we feel lucky to be 
able to make reservations this year. Cherry blossoms here are spectacular".

With over 500 thousand cherry trees, Wuhan attracts millions of tourists during 
springtime every year. East Lake and Wuhan University are packed with cherry 
blossom admirers again as usual. For Wuhan people, the cherry blossom season 
brings the message of hope and renewal.

Source: East Lake Scenic Area