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Rape plants blossoming in Fuzhou
Updated: 2014-03-03

The season for rape plants to flower is coming and the flower garden in the village of Tianzhu, near the city of Fuzhou, the Fujian provincial capital, expects to open to the public, on March 15, China.com.cn has reported, which will give people a chance to experience folk customs and taste some local She minority delicacies, surrounded by the beautiful flowers.

Tianzhu is one of 19 She villages near the town of Donghu, which have a 300-year history and have retained many traditions, especially the wedding ceremony, dances, and antiphonal singing.

Since 2010, Tianzhu has developed its tourism potential by building a museum, houses, and a square with She ethnic features and 100-year-old banyan park, rows of grapes, a lotus pond, and a rape plant flower garden, which have attracted an increasing number of tourists. The village was also added to the Fujian-Taiwan rural tourism base by the provincial Tourism Bureau in 2013.

Visitors can watch authentic She folk performances every day from 10:00 to 11:00 am and 3:00 to 4:00 pm during the flowering season, or buy some Tianzhu specialties such as mushrooms, bamboo shoots, taro, ginkgo, homemade wine, or honey.

The flowers are expected to last a bit over two months.

By Zhao Qian and Edited by Roger Bradshaw