People all over the world usually associate cherry blossoms with spring in Japan, but China’s blooms are so majestic that they might soon become their national symbol as well. The country has just been flooded by an ocean of colourful blossoms, which will stay vibrant all the way up until the end of April.
Residents and tourists alike are flocking to the many different sites to get a glimpse of these beautiful flowers. For example, at Kunming Zoo in Yunnan Province, the 19th century Cherry Blossom Festival began on March 7th and will last until April 7th. It features well over 5,000 flowering cherry and crab-apple trees. Furthermore, the 2018 Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival will run from March 16th to April 15th in Gucan Park, showcasing more than 12,000 cherry blossom trees of 82 varieties.
Below you’ll find some jaw-dropping pictures of this cherry blossom bloom.