【大美广东】The white oil-seed camellias blooming in Guangdong
In December, the white oil-seed camellias in Hongxing Village of Lianping, Heyuan are blooming all over the hills and valleys. Clusters of white petals dance with golden stamens, and the dark green leaves sway in the wind, adding a touch of warmth to the chill of winter.
The intoxicating fragrance of the flowers attracts many photographers and tourists, and they enjoy local specialties in the nearby guesthouse and farmhouse. The small village, blooming with oil-seed camellias, becomes a popular tourist destination.
Every year from October to February is the Guangdong oil-seed camellias flowering season. The province has now more than 1 million mu of oil-seed camellias in full bloom. Mountains covered in white petals seem to be covered with "snow" and an old Chinese saying goes, "a fall of seasonable snow gives promise of a fruitful year."