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Soaking up fragrance of sweet-scented osmanthus in Kunming

By : InKunming | Published: 2017-September-12

A citizen is admiring sweet-scented osmanthus at Cuihu Park.

Some lotus are blossoming at Daguan Park.

[InKunming--Kunming] Sweet-scented osmanthus is ushering their blossoming time in Kunming this month. Citizens are supposed to visit local parks to admire the sweet-scented osmanthus.

Kunming Zoo

About 101 gold osmanthus (also named “kinmokusei”) trees are planted at Kunming Zoo, mainly distributing at Peacock Area, Begonia Avenue and the tomb of Tang Jiyao in the park. The moment when people step in the park, the aroma of gold osmanthus seems to embrace entire bodies of people.

Bus routes: Bus No. 92, Bus No. 234, Bus No. Z5, and Metro line No. 2

Price of ticket: 30 yuan for each person    

Tanhuasi Park

There are many osmanthus trees at Tanhuasi Park. Two of them planted at the backyard smell different from ordinary osmanthus trees. The aroma of the two trees is like coconut sugars melted in mouths. Currently, lots of petals of osmanthus have fallen down because of rain. Those who love osmanthus should seize time to appreciate them.

Bus routes: Bus No. 132, Bus No. 249, Bus No. 254, Bus No. A12, Bus No. Z5

Price of ticket: 5 yuan for each person  

Jiaoye Park

More than 500 osmanthus trees are blossoming now at Jiaoye Park. It is predicted that the flowers may blossom until the early November this year.   

Bus routes: Bus No. C61, Bus No. C62

Price of ticket: 8 yuan for each person      

Jindian Park

People could not only smell sweet-scented osmanthus at Jindian Park, but also see gorgeous lagerstroemia indica . Visitors could take beautiful pictures with blossoming flowers together.

Bus routes: Bus No. 10, Bus No. 60, Bus No. 71, Bus No. 76, Bus No. 146 and Bus No. 147

Price of ticket: 30 yuan for each person  

Cuihu Park

When walking into Cuihu Park, people could smell light fragrance of sweet-scented osmanthus. There is a small area where 30 sweet-scented osmanthus trees blossom with the wind. The little yellow flowers dance among green leaves. More and more people are attracted to see the nice landscape recently. Most importantly, citizens do not need to pay a penny if they choose to enter into the Cuihu Park.

Bus routes: Bus No. 100, Bus No. 133, Bus No. 235, Bus No. Z5

Daguan Park

The sweet-scented osmanthus burst into bloom in Autumn at Daguan Park where some lotus are still blossoming. About 7 varieties of 500 sweet-scented osmanthus trees are planted at Daguan Park. The blossoming period time is speculated to last until the end of October, according to working staff of the park.  

Bus routes: Bus No. 104, Bus No. 100, Bus No. 52, Bus No. 4

Price of ticket: 26 yuan for each person  

Black Dragon Pool Park

The sweet-scented osmanthus garden at Black Dragon Pool Park (also called Heilongtan Park) was built in the early 1980s. People could find some rare varieties of sweet-scented osmanthus trees there. It is suggested for people to choose a sunny day to apprectiate the flowers.

Bus routes: Bus No. 9, Bus No. 79, Bus No. 128, Bus No. 249

Price of ticket: 20 yuan for each person  

Xihua Park

The sweet-scented osmanthus trees were grown at an area of 3,000 square meters at Xihua Park. It is one of the main spots in Kunming to admire osmanthus so far. The white and yellow buds consist of an awesome dynamic picture. Plus, there is no request for a ticket from the park.

Bus routes: Bus No. 51, Bus No. 75, Bus No. 184

In addition, chrysanthemums are to open in late October. Songming County will host a fresh-cut chrysanthemum show then. Citizens could go there and enjoy it.

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(Editors:Rachel, Cathy Chen)

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