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Shicheng, Wuyuan: Eastern China’s First Paradise for Appreciating Maples

September 21, 2013 DESTINATION No Comments Email Email

With the approach of China’s traditional Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day, Wuyuan County, also often referred to as “China’s most beautiful countryside”, resplendent with the blue color of its lakes and streams and the luscious green of its many hills, is about to enter the countdown stage as the area’s autumn red maple season reaches is peak.


Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, is located in the eastern part of China. It is considered by many to be home to China’smost beautiful countryside due to its natural ecology, as well as its long history and tradition. It is an area where each of the four seasons comes into full play and can be enjoyed by each and everyone: seeing the flowers coming into bloom in spring, swimming in summer, viewing the red leaves of autumn and enjoying the area’s folk customs in winter.

Wuyuan is just now ushering in the fall harvest season, with the distinct and unique scenery of Wuyuanin in full regalia. The red autumnal maples of Shicheng, a county in Wuyuan, are especially praised by visitors from China and from countries all around the world. Shicheng county is dotted with the ancient maples, creating a colorful contrast to white walls and grey roofs of the folk houses. The houses and the red maples each enhance the beauty of the other, attracting large crowds of photographers and visitors from all over China every year. Shicheng was once selected as “China’s most popular place for appreciating the maples” and “a paradise for photographers” by many media agencies in China.

Travelers from all over the world who visit this scenic spot will have the opportunity to take part in the organized activities themed “Indulging in the beauty of Wuyuan, tasting autumn on foot” as the red autumnal maple season gets into full swing. Unique experiences including tasting the beauty of autumn, camping out, getting together with like-minded people, photo contests and countryside sports are just a few of the wonderful pleasures that await the visitor when they visit Shicheng county’s maple country, and, along the way, include a stopover in neighboring Changxi.

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