- Time to visit – as you can imagine that is a seasonal attraction. Rapeseed blooms sometime between March 10th and April 10th. The peak season (when the colours are the brightest) would be around 15-20th March.
- Transport – it’s one of the drawbacks. Unfortunately, there’s no bus going there. The only way to reach the village is by car. So, you can either rent a car or go there by taxi.
- There’s no entrance fee.
Do you like travelling to places where hardly any tourists are? China has a multitude of those undiscovered gems. One of them are definitely the rapeseed terraces in Longquan county (Zhejiang province). Once a year this place turns into a scenery that could easily fit in a fairy-tale. See for yourself…
Trip itineraries in China, usually cover big cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an etc.). It’s not surprising taking into consideration that this country has few thousands years of history. Some of those places you just have to see. But on the other hand, you would be following in footsteps of millions upon millions of tourists. Aren’t you sometimes tempted to go ‘where no man has gone before’?
China has an abundance of truly scenic spots which, at the same time, are completely undiscovered. One of those places is Lishantou Village (李山头村), located in Longquan county. There, at the top of the mountain, are rapeseed terraces which, once a year, turn into one of the most stunning places you can imagine. In spring (roughly around March) those fields appear as huge splash of white and yellow among the green mountains. During this time, the old village (located over the fields) holds a festival featuring dragon dance and traditional Chinese outfits show.
Who am I?
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My name is Aga.
I come from Poland.
Currently (since October 2012) I’m working in China as an English teacher embracing my new life as a foreigner in the Far East. For more - look “About me” chapter.
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