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Annual Beizhai cherry festival kicks off in Qingdao

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2022-05-13

The 27th Beizhai Cherry Festival kicked off on May 11 in Laoshan district, Qingdao, offering visitors the chance to pick cherries and enjoy the picturesque rural landscapes in May.

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The 27th Beizhai Cherry Festival kicks off on May 11 both online and offline in Laoshan district, Qingdao. [Photo/Guanhai News]

Located in Laoshan district, Beizhai community is nestled in the mountains. It has an unrivaled natural environment and climate conditions, including ample light and a wide temperature difference between day and night, which is ideal for growing high-quality and tasty cherries.

Beizhai has planted approximately 420,000 cherry trees of various types. Cherry planting has become a popular method to vitalize rural areas and boost local farmers' incomes.

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A visitor picks cherries at a plantation base in Beizhai community. [Photo/Guanhai News]

A photography competition will be held during the cherry festival, which will invite photographers to document the natural scenery, human resources, ecological environment, rural vitalization and social development of Beizhai, in a bid to promote the community's profile.

Famous calligraphers and painters will also be invited to create works based on the local scenery.

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A farmer picks cherries in Beizhai. [Photo/Guanhai News]

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May is the perfect time to harvest cherries, which is a fruit that has plenty of nutrition and health benefits. [Photo/Guanhai News]