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Fanjiang glows with vibrant peach blossoms

Updated: 2018-03-27

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The opening ceremony of the second Xiangxiang peach blossom festival kicks off in Nongzhiyuan agricultural ecological technology park, Fanjiang town, Xiangxiang, Hunan province, on March 25, 2018 [Photo/ WeChat account: zgxxwz]

Spring is in the air in Xiangxiang as peach blossoms cover Fanjiang town in a blanket of vibrant pink.

A peach blossom festival, the second of its kind, was organized by the Xiangxiang municipal people's government. An opening ceremony of the festival kicked off in Nongzhiyuan agricultural ecological technology park, Fanjiang town, Xiangxiang, Hunan province, on March 25. 

The peach blossom festival is aimed at setting up a platform for attracting investment, forming a “festival economy” integrating the development of agricultural resources, travel and leisure, and investment promotion. 

The Nongzhiyuan agricultural ecological technology park signed a strategic cooperation agreement with XFTEA Group Co Ltd and Hunan Museng tourism Development Company at the opening ceremony. 

Nongzhiyuan Agricultural Ecological Technology Co Ltd, an agricultural company integrating development, processing and sale of agricultural products and agricultural scientific promotion, engages in planting yellow peaches, dark plums and other fruits. It currently has more than 3,800 mu (253 hectares) of peach trees displaying 8,000 peach blossoms in more than 10 varieties, which are available for viewing. 

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The Nongzhiyuan agricultural ecological technology park signs a strategic cooperation agreement with XFTEA Group Co Ltd and Hunan Museng tourism Development Company at the opening ceremony of the second Xiangxiang peach blossom festival, on March 25, 2018. [Photo/ WeChat account: zgxxwz]

Xie Beikui, vice mayor of Xiangxiang, said that the peach blossom festival is a promotion of the development of characteristic agricultural industries. Apart from this, it will inject new vigor and vitality into the development of the city's cultural tourism industry, driving the city’s rural tourism revitalization. 

With splendid views and the irresistible aroma of the perennial spring flower, a variety of theatrical performances was staged at the festival's opening ceremony, attracting tourists from all over the country. 

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A woman from Changsha, capital of Hunan province, stands amid  the beautiful blossoms with her prepared paper umbrella and red fan. [Photo/ WeChat account: zgxxwz]
 
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A variety of theatrical performances is staged on the peach blossom festival's opening ceremony on March 25, 2018, attracting tourists from all over the country. [Photo/ WeChat account: zgxxwz]