CHINA Apricot blossoms at Jinshanling section of Great Wall

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Apricot blossoms at Jinshanling section of Great Wall

By Li Huiran, Liang Zhiqing | People's Daily app

14:38, March 30, 2021

The 9th Jinshanling Apricot Flower Festival, also known as Chengde Apricot Flower Season, will be held at Luanping county, Chengde city, North China’s Hebei province from April 2 to April 18. The theme this year is "Visit the Jinshanling Great Wall, Appreciate Apricot Flowers". (Compiled by Liu Tongshan)

The festival this year will combine cultural elements, including intangible cultural heritages, with the apricot flower views. There will be Tai Chi performances, ethnic costume performances, a marathon race and a photography contest for the Great Wall Apricot Flower Festival.

In recent years, Luanping County, Hebei Province has given prominence to the integration of tourism and cultural industries.

Located in a mountainous region and about 140 kilometers northeast of Beijing, the Jinshanling Great Wall section is the best preserved part of the Great Wall from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), maintaining several original features. It is praised as a matchless part of China’s Great Wall.

Apricot flowers blossom at the Jinshanling Great Wall in Luanping county, Chengde city, North China’s Hebei province.

The Jinshanling Great Wall section is the best preserved part of the Great Wall from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

The Jinshanling Great wall has unique defensive system of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Apricot flowers blossom at the Jinshanling Great Wall in Luanping county, Chengde city, North China’s Hebei province.

The afterglow of the setting sun shines on the Jinshanling Great Wall.

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