Time of year
KodoDrummer wrote a review Nov 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,580 contributions138,608 helpful votes
We enjoyed getting away from big city life in China. The area is peaceful and an easy place at which to relax and re-energize.
Date of experience: September 2019
120 Helpful votes1 Repost
Hongkonger222 wrote a review Jun 2016
Hong Kong, China184 contributions67 helpful votes
We visited the place in early April. Though we could not find many Sakura but we found the place calm and relaxing. The small lake, though artificial, is quite calm and beautiful.
Date of experience: April 2016
Teruce wrote a review Mar 2016
Hong Kong, China276 contributions126 helpful votes
I was part of a foreign tour group who believed this place would offer a uniquely spectacular site for viewing of cherry blossoms around late March this year. I was very wrong indeed. The tour-organiser claims that 100,000 Chinese cherry trees can be found in Mulan Qingliang Village. We were taken by our coach to the mountain top where we had a decent local lunch to start with and then a walk for about half an hour down the slope along some steep ladder cases and footpaths. The walk in an opposite direction upward would have been a disaster to elderly visitors in our group had the tour group guide decided to let the coach drop us at a much lower level of the mountain. I was surprised to see much very very few and sparsely located cherry trees after the beginning of our walk where most of us tended to queue up patiently for taking photos of quite a few cherry blossoms right next to us. The situation did not improve along the rest of the walk down the slope when we arrived at Lake to Sky and then Drunken Lake. The tour guide did say many of the cherry blossoms had been gone because of the early warm days of this spring and the sudden change from warm days to chilly days. I was not at all convinced that the unpredictable weather had caused any problem to cherry blossoms for this village since the claim for 100,000 cherry trees of whatever type did not appear to hold much truth as the withered and landed cherry blossoms must have left behind traits for us to see on such a sunny day when we were there. Despite the availability of vessels for us to tour on the 2 lakes which appeared quite an experience to some tourists, the vessel tours made it even more obvious that the number of cherry trees within our common sight was less than hundreds during our stay in the village for about 2 top 3 hours including our lunch-break. I do look forward to other future visitors' comments which justify that I am wrong. My visit to the Cherry Garden of East Lake (or Donghu) of Wuhan proved a much better experience with at least relatively better matching between what was expected and what were heard beforehand, what could have caused less spectacular cherry blossom sightings and what I actually saw. …
Date of experience: March 2016