Peach Blossom Festival: Beijing International Peach Blossom Festival kicks off


The flowers in Beijing's Pinggu District are now in full bloom, attracting countless tourists and providing new incentives for local economic growth. Liu Xinqing has more.

With the peach blossom petals dancing in the sky, the 26th Beijing Pinggu International Peach Blossom Festival officially kicks off. Various events are organized during the festival, including a jogging event in the peach orchards allowing locals and tourists to feel the joy of sports and the vitality of spring. Visitors can also watch folklore performances and dress up in traditional Chinese Hanfu to visit the sea of flowers.

CHEN HUIYING, Tourist "The atmosphere is quite strong and everyone is having a good time here. Just come to see the peach blossoms, which are very famous. The big peaches in Pinggu are also famous. We are here to see the peach blossoms this time and will come back to pick peaches during harvest season."

The series of activities of this Festival will last until May 10. Visitors can take a carefully decorated bus for free, enjoy the view of terraced fields and kite performances, and purchase special agricultural products.

MA DONGMEI, Deputy Mayor, Pinggu District, Beijing "We have built new scenes for experiences and spending, which not only effectively boost farmers' income, but also further promote rural revitalization and new development of regional tourism."

The Pinggu Peach Blossom Festival has been held since 1992 and has become a major cultural tourism brand event in the Beijing area. This year's event is expected to attract over 600,000 tourists and cultural tourism revenue will exceed 30 million yuan, making it an emerging driving force for local economic growth. Liu Xinqing CGTN, Beijing.