Chongqing celebrates over 200 events during spring tourism season 2023

 Thursday, March 23, 2023 



Chongqing’s districts and counties in China have launched more than 200 culture and tourism activities with the approach of spring tourism season of 2023. The activities include flower viewing tours, camping music festivals, folk culture festivals, and sports events, to provide residents and tourists with a variety of spring outing options.

In the spring, flower gazing has become a popular tourist pastime. When the tulips, cherry blossoms, canola flowers, plum blossoms, pear blossoms, peach blossoms, and other flowers bloom, Chongqing’s districts and counties have launched a variety of flower appreciation events based on their different resources.

The 8th Plum Blossom Festival in Liangping District’s Hexing Sub-district began on March 13 with almost 200 hectares of plum blossoms in full bloom. This month marks the start of the Spring Outing and Flower Appreciation Season in Jiulongpo’s Qingqi Valley. Free canola flowers, peach blooms, roses, and other flowers are available to visitors. They can also have a BBQ, go camping, or have a picnic.

On March 19, the 2nd Canola Flower Tourism and Cultural Festival of Meixin Wine Town in Fuling District opened. Residents and visitors can ride the cable car to the high-altitude canola flower sea to appreciate the glory of spring and enjoy dragon and lion dances as well as cross-dress dances in the sea of flowers.

This year’s spring tourism in Chongqing is highlighted by the merging of culture, sports, and tourism.

From March to May, Chongqing’s districts and counties will host activities to boost the vitality of spring tourism, such as marathons, orienteering, badminton and basketball games.

On March 19, the Chongqing Marathon began on Nanbin Road. This will be followed by the third Chongqing Dianjiang Peony Marathon on March 26 and the Changshou Lake Half Marathon on April 15.
In addition, the 2nd C-CO City Orienteering Competition will be held in April in Dadukou District, and the 2023 “Dingshan Lake Cup” Lake Shore Long-distance Race will be held in Qijiang.

In spring, in addition to flower viewing and sporting activities, there will be a number of art festivals. A camping music festival took place in Shiniu Village in Nan’an District from March 17 to 19, where tourists slept out and listened to a concert. A cultural performance, tea art display, tea picking experience, and other events are part of the Qijiang Tea Picking Festival.

In terms of theatrical performances, Chongqing International Circus City’s “Top of the World” and the Chongqing Marathon Festival Performance at Shi Guangnan Grand Theater will give tourists more options for spring vacations.

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