Lotus flower festival opens in Nantong
A pink lotus flower at the Botanical Garden in Nantong [Photo/ntfabu.com]
The first lotus flower festival opened at the Botanical Garden in the Five Mountain area of Nantong, Jiangsu province, on July 11.
Nearly 100 types of lotus flowers cluster around the 125-hectare garden, creating some picturesque scenery.
During the festival, the garden will take strict epidemic control measures and monitor in real-time the number of visitors.
The garden is currently receiving a maximum of 3,000 visitors per day and people are required to present their health QR codes and have their temperatures taken before entering. Those with abnormal temperatures are not allowed to enter.
The garden stops selling tickets at 9 pm and closes at 10 pm. Visitors are not allowed to enter after 9:30.
As an important part of the Langshan National Forest Park, the garden consists of 18 special areas for bonsais, rare plants, roses, and more, and offers sightseeing, gardening, science education, cultivation, and scientific research opportunities.