This Drone Footage Of China's Spring Blossom Is Stunning

The landscape has been transformed into a sea of pink!

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Few sights are as uplifting as pastel pink blossom, and the annual display of spring blooms in south-west China has to be one of the most spectacular.

At this time of year — late March to early April — hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the Guizhou Province to take in the apricot, cherry, and azalea blossoms at their peak.

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According to local media, the garden in Pingba County is home to more than 500,000 cherry trees. This incredible drone footage, published by the BBC, highlights the natural wonder at its very best.

Many communities across China and Japan are holding festivals to welcome the amazing vision. As the bright-hued petals are only at their best for a few weeks, cherry blossom is said to represent both the fragility and the beauty of life.

To celebrate the first signs of spring, here are some more stunning images from across China (no flights needed).

Cherry blossoms in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China
Cherry blossoms in Kunming, Yunnan Province
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Cherry blossoms at Wuhan University in China's central Hubei province.
Cherry blossoms at Wuhan University in China's central Hubei province.
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Cherry trees at Pingba Farm in Guiyang, Guizhou Province of China
Cherry trees at Pingba Farm in Guiyang, Guizhou Province
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Cherry trees at a tea plantation in Yongfu Town in Longyan, Fujian Province of China
At a tea plantation in Longyan, Fujian Province
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Peach blossoms in Deyang, Sichuan Province
Peach blossoms in Deyang, Sichuan Province
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Peach blossoms at Hongquan Village in Deyang, Sichuan Province of China
Deyang, Sichuan Province
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