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Spring comes to Summer Palace in Beijing

Tourists visit the Summer Palace in Beijing as spring comes, March 19, 2009. Full story

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China's most beautiful village

Wuyuan, on the boundary of three provinces in Jiangxi's northeastern corner, has a magnificent landscape dotted with strange caves, deep secluded rocks and numerous historic sites.

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Rhododendron blossoms in E China

2009-03-26 07:37:57 GMT Xinhua English A rhododendron festival was held at the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, March 25, 2009.

Osiers spouts to welcome spring in E China

2009-03-16 12:44:20 GMT Xinhua English Osiers beside a river in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, begin to spout as the temperature reaches 20 degrees centigrade March 16, 2009.

5-day flower show opened to public in southeast China

2009-03-11 08:29:37 GMT Xinhua English Photo taken on March 10, 2009 shows flower decorations made by flowers and musical instruments which are displayed during the flower show in Taipei Arena in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan Province. The 5-day flower show is opened to the public for free.

Baking process of Biluochun tea begins

2009-03-10 08:12:18 GMT Xinhua English Tea farmers select tea leaves at Jintingdong town of Suzhou in east China's Jiangsu Province on March 8, 2009. The baking process of famous tea variety of Biluochun began recently, a little behind latest years due to the low temparature this spring. Biluochun, the specialty of Suzhou, is listed one of the top tea varieties in China.

Hot travel market despite economic slowdown

2009-03-02 03:02:14 GMT China Daily The chill of the global economic recession has not been felt at China's tropical beach resort of Sanya, which enjoyed unprecedented heat in its travel market this winter.

"Baba Marta" brings spring to Bulgaria

2009-03-02 02:49:40 GMT Xinhua English SOFIA, Mar. 1 (Xinhua) -- All Bulgarians celebrated Sunday a centuries-old tradition -- exchanging "martenitsas," which are red-and-white interwoven strings, on the day of Baba Marta and the shining sun spelled nice, and warm weather ahead, local press reported.

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Lhasa welcomes spring season

2009-04-01 00:43:46 GMT Xinhua English People walk on the flower-decorated square in front of the Potala Palace bathed in spring sunshine in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 31, 2009. The city of Lhasa is welcoming the spring season.

Rape flowers blossom in SW China's Sichuan Province

2009-03-27 08:55:12 GMT Xinhua English Rape flowers blossom in Baoxing county of southwest China's Sichuan Province, March 26, 2009.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom on campus of Wuhan University

2009-03-22 08:34:26 GMT Xinhua English Tourists take pictures of cherry blossoms on the campus of Wuhan University in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, March 21, 2009.

Spring comes to Summer Palace in Beijing

2009-03-19 11:09:43 GMT Xinhua English Tourists visit the Summer Palace in Beijing, March 19, 2009.

Peachblossom welcomes spring season in Nyingchi

2009-03-11 03:12:02 GMT Xinhua English Peach trees blossom to welcome the spring season at the bank of the Nyang River in Nyingchi of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 8, 2009.

Spring begins at Hangzhou's West Lake

2009-03-10 08:15:57 GMT Xinhua English Tourists crowd along the Bai Causeway on West Lake of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March. 8, 2009. Residents and tourists enjoyed the beautiful spring view of West Lake and the warmth of spring on Sunday.

Cole flowers attract tourists to visit Guizhou

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Birds welcome spring

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