The heavy amounts of rain we’re seeing in Shanghai lately are a bummer to be sure, but there’s one good thing to come out of the constant grey skies and drizzle: spring flowers are blooming a few weeks early! This includes the world-famous cherry blossoms. And to see them you don’t need to go to a botanical garden: some places in the city are flush with these pink petals. Go check them out!
Address: No. 4788 on Hutai Rd, Baoshan District, Shanghai
Nanpu Bridge Bus Control Station
Address: the terminal station of Bus No.43 or Bus No. 89 (beneath Nanpu Bridge)
And for an even better blossom experience, consider a day trip to these more far-flung spots to see the annual blooming.
Address: Binhu District, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province
Yongfu Cherry Tea Garden
Address: Zhangping, Fujian Province