Where to see Cherry Blossom in Beijing

Beijing Cherry blossom
Beijing cherry blossom

Last weekend we visited Yuyuantan Park specifically to see the cherry blossom. While China doesn’t have quite such an ingrained cultural relationship with the flowers as Japan seems to (see Vivian or Beth‘s blogs) the park was still packed full of Beijingers enjoying the blooms. It made for an interesting sight as people posed for photos pretending to smell the flowers, ran around with fake flowers in their hair as if  60s hippy style had just reached China and practically walked into bushes for photo opportunities. There were a lot of selfies going on (and, just for the record, Justin and I have been taking couple selfies way before selfie was even a word…:-) ha) Luckily for us, people in China never seem to stray too far from the entrance, so most of the huge park was not too crowded. I took a lot of photos but have uploaded just a few favourites. Enjoy!

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I like how there are so many photo opportunities going on here. Count the camera phones..

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How to see cherry blossom in Beijing

Yuyuantan Park is in West Beijing. It’s easy to get there in a taxi. If the driver doesn’t know it, just show him the address. Follow this link to get the address written in Chinese. Or you can take the underground train to Junshibowuguan.

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11 thoughts on “Where to see Cherry Blossom in Beijing

  1. I love the Chinese and their ability to take a selfie almost anywhere! Your blog makes me really excited to visit Beijing in the summer, I think I will have a different impression second time around. I’ll definitely let you know when I’m coming, wall hike sounds awesome

  2. The way Chinese people take pictures is just so hilarious. Their poses are so cute and adorable. They can’t be serious even when visiting place where you should not smile much :). Beautiful garden. I love cherry blossoms!!

    1. Thanks Samuel- glad you like the photos. I lived in Korea too- I’m sure it was the first time I had ever seen people take selfies everywhere and all the time. I don’t think people in the UK were so into it back then(2006)! I remember thinking it was funny as my colleagues were constantly taking photos of themselves!

  3. Such beautiful cherry blossoms. I think China, Japan and South Korea are all obsessed with them, for good reason – they’re so beautiful! I look forward to spring just so I can see them 🙂

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