Beautiful Beijing: the best sights we saw this spring!

May is the month when spring transitions into summer. Although in the west (northern hemisphere) summer doesn’t begin until the solstice on June 21st, in China summer already began on May 5th with the start of the seventh solar term, Lixia.

At Cultural Keys, we thought we’d look back on spring by sharing some of the beautiful sights we saw with you! Let us know what you think, and be sure to tag us on social media (see below) if you’d like us to share yours! 

One of the first flowers to bloom in spring is the magnolia! Songzhuang Art District, Tongzhou. Get there on Subway Line 6 (Dongxiayuan Station and then taxi to Songzhuang).
Early spring at Longwangzhuang Village Park, Tongzhou. Get there on bus 667 from Guomao (get off at Gengzhuangqiao Bei).
Young willow leaves over the Grand Canal, the longest man-made waterway in the world.
Blossom next to the Grand Canal. Get there on Subway Line 6 (get off at Beiguan or Beiyunhexi).
Randengfo Pagoda viewed from Xihaizi Park. Get there on Subway Line 6 (Beiguan Station Exit C).
Pansies mass-planted to beautiful effect at Chaowai Soho.
A stunning spring day at Jianwai Soho!
An ocean of tulips at the Beijing Botanic Garden. Get there on Subway Xijiao Line (Botanical Garden Station).
China’s de-facto official flower the peony in full bloom at the Botanic Garden.
Cherry blossom and a pavilion at the Botanic Garden making a scene right out of a painting!
One of the best places to see flowers in the city centre is Zhongshan Park. Get there on Subway Line 1 (Tian’anmen West Station).
Amazing pelargoniums at Solana! Get there on Line 14 (Zaoying Station).
Beautiful roses at Solana. Roses are a staple of landscaping in Beijing as they love the hot weather and can cope with strong spring winds and heavy summer rain!
New landscaping along the Liangma River! Get there on Subway Line 10 (Liangmaqiao Station) or Subway Line 14 (Zaoying Station).
Colourful hutong gardens can be seen all over the city in spring and summer!

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Where do you like to go in spring? Let us know in the comments below. We always love hearing your thoughts and insights! 

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