The 4th Shanghai Plum Blossom Festival opened last weekend in Haiwan National Forest Park in Fengxian, attracting some 6,000 people on the first day.
The 400-hectare park is planted with plum trees of different species which have burst into flower in white, pink and red colors. Star attractions in the festival are two 150-year-old plum trees dubbed the "King" and "Queen".
Festival visitors can take part in other activities in the park. The Bird Island is a habitat for waterfowls and there are several museums in the park displaying bonsai trees, ceramics, root sculptures and other folk art pieces. They can also ride horses or go karting in the park.
The festival will continue through March.
Date: Through March 26, 8:30am-4:30pm
Venue: Haiwan National Forest Park, 1677 Suitanghe Rd
Tickets: 50 yuan (25 yuan for seniors and children under 1.3 meters)
Transport tip: There is a free shuttle bus for visitors at Exit 2 of the Shendu Rd Station of Metro Line 8 during the festival.