Tulips in full blossom
Nearly one million tulips come to blossom in the Daning Lingshi Park. [Photo/Wu Ni for Chinadaily.com.cn]
Nearly one million tulips covering a wide range of varieties decorate the Daning Lingshi Park in Shanghai Zhabei district.
The largest ever tulip show in major urban districts has attracted a large number of visitors---92,000 on the peak time on Sunday. The show opens daily from 8 am to 6 pm until March 29.
A total of 11 cities nationwide joined in holding the tulip expo that presents about 5 million tulips that were imported from Netherlands last December.
Professional and amateur photographers swarm to the Daning Lingshi Park to capture the beautiful flowers. [Photo/Wu Ni for Chinadaily.com.cn]
Besides tulips, the park also has several areas planted with rape flowers, violet Orychopragmus and Chinese flowering crabapple.
Covering an area of 680,000 square meters, the Daning Lingshi park is a major green land in northern part of the city. It has more than 500,000 sq m of green land as well as an artificial wetland.
There is an artificial lake with an area of 70,000 sq m with 3,000 sq m of artificial sand that is popular with children. Visitors can take tourist vans, visit fishing spots and take their children to an amusement park, while newly -weds can capture their memorable day at a wedding photo base inside the park. The road surrounding the lake is a perfect place for people to go for walks or jogs.
IF YOU GO
288 Guangzhong Rd West, Zhabei district
Ticket: 5 yuan ($0.8) per person
Exit 3, Shanghai Circus World, Metro line 1