The 11th Yuelu Mountain Red Maple Festival to start
Maple trees grow in the Yuelu Mountain [Photo by Li Feng]
It’s peak fall and time for red maple leaves. There’s no better place to enjoy this beauty in China besides the Xiangshan Mountain in the north and Yuelu Mountain in the south. It’s learned that tens of thousands of maple trees grow in the Yuelu Mountain, making it a treasure of all world famous maple trees. Although the leaves have only showed signs of turning red, crowds of tourists ascended the mountain to enjoy in themselves the beauty of maple trees and autumn.
It’s learned from the Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area Management Office that on Nov 1, the 60th anniversary of Yuelu Scenic Area -- the 2017 China (Changsha) 11th Yuelu Mountain Red Maple Festival will be held. The activity is co-hosted by Changsha Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area Management Bureau and Changsha Evening News United Media Group and co-held by the Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area Management Office, Changsha Evening News Xingheng Media, the Culture and Sports Bureau of Yuelu District and the Tourism Bureau of Yuelu District. It will last for two months.
The Yuelu Mountain Red Maple Festival has been held for ten years and is not only a cultural event of the Changsha city, of Hunan province or even of central China, but also a name-card for cultural tourism. According to statistics, the Yuelu Mountain welcomed nearly 3 million tourists from all across China during the Red Maple Festival last year. And it’s estimated to create a new record this year.
By: Li Wanping
Source: Changsha Evening News