Encounter sea of azaleas in Qili
Rolling mountains in Qili are covered with colorful azaleas. [Photo/qz123.com]
The azaleas in Qili, a picturesque village in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, are in full bloom.
Ancient Chinese poetry says that the flowers on the mountain will not disappoint you, resembling the saying the hillsides and ravines in the mountainous Qili are covered with colorful azaleas.
The Valley of Azaleas is the most beautiful place where running falls, rare stones and wild vegetation serve as a contrast to the vast stretches of azaleas.
At present, the azaleas on the cliffs along the road are blooming and the best time to admire them in the Valley of Azaleas is from late April to mid-May.
Routes for admiring flowers in Qili scenic spot:
Huangshan Ridge—Longtan Mountain Villa – Jitouwu village – Junliang village – Gengdu road – Huangtu Ridge
The route extends about three kilometers along which falls, azaleas gardens, ancient villages are accessible.
Zaotian village – Luojia village – Eagle-shaped stones – Shanhouyuan village – Longtan Mountain Villa
The route extends about 10 kilometers and visitors can admire bamboo forest, eagle-shaped stones, and alpine azaleas.