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Enjoying Sakura in Xi’an

Time goes by, spring has arrived. April is definitely the time for blooming flowers.
Sakura, or Cherry Blossoms, although iconic to Japan’s culture, is said to be originated from the Himalayas, according to an authoritative book about Sakura named Ying Da Jian.

Check out below several famous places in Xi’an to enjoy Sakura:

Qing-long Temple 青龙寺

Qing-long Temple is absolutely the must-visit place for Sakura every year in Xi’an. The variety of Sakura planted in Qing-long Temple with long history attracts lots of tourists.

Qing-long Temple is also the sacred place of Vajrayana, one of the eight Buddhism sects. In 1996, Qing-long Temple was listed in the major historical and cultural sites protected with the national level. In 1986, when they were building monument at Qinglong Temple for Kukai, a reputed Japanese monk, the Buddhist Association from Japan sent Sakura trees to Qinglong Temple as a gift to show friendship and peace. That was the origin of Sakura trees in Qinglong Temple.

350m north to the crossroad between Xiying Road and Yanxiang Road

Price: Free
One free ticket for one person with valid documentation (ID card, driving license, student card, senior citizen ID card, military ID card, etc.)

Ticket office:
Entrances of the north gate and east gate of the temple

Opening Time:
Oct. 16th to March 14th 6:30-18:00
March 15th to Oct. 15th 6:30-21:00

Sakura Garden: 8:00—17:30
Museum: 9:00—17:00

Xi’an Jiaotong University

The Sakura in Xi’an Jiaotong University is as famous as Qing-long Temple. There are also many different kinds of Sakura, the flowers begin to bloom from the first week of April.

Opening Time:
The end of March and the beginning of April
Price: Free
Address: No.28 on Xian’ning West Road, Xi’an 西安市咸宁西路28号



Sakura Square 樱花广场

Sakura Square is located in the university town, Chang’an area. The square is not so big but full of Sakura. When the spring comes, the road will be lined with the blooming Sakura.

Opening Time:
The end of March and the beginning of April
Price: Free
Address: Guodu East Road, Chang’an District, Xi’an 西安市长安区郭杜东街




Wild Goose Pagoda 大雁塔

The Wild Goose Pagoda is located in the tang chang ‘an Jin Chang lane. Around April of every year, there will become a great Sakura rain, on the eastern side of the road and pond, ground and sink piled full of Sakura with a kind of a deluded romantic atmosphere.

Opening Time:
The end of March and the 
beginning of April
Price: Free
Address: Yanta South Road, Yanta District, Xi’an 西安市雁塔区雁塔南路


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