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Luoyang Prepares to Celebrate Peony Culture Festival

2017-03-20 11:17:26     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Liu Ranran

Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming annual peony culture festival in Luoyang in central China's Henan province.

 

The peony gardens in the city will provide smart tour guides and high speed wireless internet services. Tourists can get the information about each kind of peonies and their legendary stories, simply by scanning a QR code of the flower.

 

More than 20 thousand plants including verbena and purple coneflower, as well as over 80 thousand trees and shrubs such as cedar and weeping forsythia have been introduced into the Sui and Tang Dynasties City Ruins Botanical Garden.

 

The recreation yard including the playground and fitness zone, covers 7000 square meters and was set up for children and visitors that go to the Luoyang Peony Park.


Additionally, the parks in the city have improved the public facilities, upgrading the toilets, chairs, rubbish bins and information boards. They have also started training on etiquette and volunteer services.

 

Peony planting has a history of more than 1,500 years in Luoyang, a city which now boasts of over 500 varieties of peony. Peony was adopted as the city flower of Luoyang in 1982. Ever since 1983, when the city held its first peony festival, there has been an annual increase of tourists at the month-long cultural event.

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