End-March to end-April is the time to visit Yu Yuan Tan Park (玉淵潭公园) in Beijing for seeing a sea of cherry blossoms. The park has a “Cherry Blossom Garden” in its Western corner where more than 2000 trees of cherry blossoms are planted. During the time the Park holds its annual Cherry Blossom Festival, the entrance fee is raised to RMB10 from its normal price of RMB2.
The flower scene is breathtakingly beautiful.
Since the Park is in the busy “Hai Ding” Area (海淀区), transportation to the Park is easy and convenient.
How to get there:
By metro: get off at “Mu Xi Di” (木樨地) metro station, for entering the park at its Eastern Gate, whose neighbor is Diaoyutai State Guesthouse (钓鱼台国宾馆); or get off at “Jun Bo”(军博) metro station, for entering at the Southern Gate
By bus: many buses go to the park, including No. 320, 114, 717, 727, 13, 21, 37, 65 (for Eastern Gate); No. 1 and No. 4 (from Chang An Street 长安街 for Southern Gate); No. 300, 323, 374, Special Route 8 (for Western Gate, which is right across from the CCTV tower on the Xi San Huan Middle Road 西三环中路)