Monday, May 13, 2013


Spring has finally sprung upon us here in Dalian and the best thing about it is witnessing the amazing array of flowers and foliage suddenly appearing all around you. The city just blooms with greenery and colors as far as the eye can see. It is an ideal time to go hiking at the many city parks or go out of town to the nearby districts like Lushunkou to see the many spring flowers such as sakura, peach blossoms, winter jasmines, azalea, magnolia and butterfly orchids.

I, however, just cannot ignore the powerful beauty of the cherry blossoms, also popularly known as “sakura” from the Japanese. They are simply breathtaking when seen up close and here are some close-up pics I took on a recent trip to Lushunkou District, Dalian.