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It is such a wonderful feeling to find yourself surrounded with thousands of blooming flowers. The site and fragrance overwhelm each part of the senses. Check out these ten places that burst into the flowery seas once in a while. Where would you like to go?


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10 Luoping County, Yunnan, China

Located in the southern province of China, Luoping provides some fascinating sites. Every spring fields here turn into a vibrant golden sea of Canola – also known as rapeseed. Vast areas get covered in these precious rapeseed flowers, from which cooking oil is being made.

When to go there?

Canola fields blossom from February to April.


 

 

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9 Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo resort town is proud of having Mount John Observatory, since the atmosphere, nightly sky and air are very clear here. Surrounded with Southern Alps, the lake is very picturesque. It becomes especially beautiful when the violet lupins start blooming on the coast of the lake.

When to go there?

To observe the marvelous lupins, go there from mid-November to December.


 

 

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8 Carlsbad, California, USA

A popular seaside resort attracts visitors with its pleasant Mediterranean climate and nice beaches. Vast fields of blooming Giant Tecolote Ranunculus are open for the visitors to view, admire and smell everyday during the season.

When to go there?

From early March through early May.


 

 

7 Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Japan

The park is loved by the visitors all year round. In spring however thousands of tulips and narcissus fascinate the hikers. It is one of the most beautiful areas to have a nice walk, ride a bicycle or even have a BBQ party!

When to go there?

All year round: spring here blossoms with tulips and narcissus, summer – with zinnias, roses and annual nemophilas, while kochias and cosmos cover the fields in autumn.


 

 

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6 Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy

At 1452 m high, Castelluccio is the highest village in the Apennines. However, the little village is best known for the colorful valleys, that start blooming in spring and summer. Poppies, rapeseed and wild flowers define the landscape at this time of the year.

When to go there?

Any time of the year is charming. For the blooming flowers in the fields go there in spring and summer – from late May to early June.


 

 

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5 Skagit Valley, Washington, USA

Thousands of visitors come to the valley every spring to the tulip festival. Situated on the slopes of the Mount Baker, the valley turns into a picturesque landscape. Once the spring kicks in, flowers start blossoming for two weeks straight.

When to go there?

In April – always check before going, since it can differ each year.


 

 

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4 Fuji Five Lakes, Japan

Shibazakura or pink moss is a flower, that blossoms in very vivid pink, magenta or white colors. When thousands of them bloom in Japan, people hold a festival to celebrate it. The vast blossoming pink fields with Mount

Fuji

in the background are the signature features of the festival.

When to go there?

From April 19 to June 1. In the morning the site is less crowded, but the afternoon is better for taking pictures.


 

 

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3 Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

There is a wide variety of flowers here and the blooming ones change fairly quickly. Species of plants include skyrocket gilia, larkspur, indian paintbrush, fireweed, columbine, monkshood, calypso orchid and others. Besides – the mountainous surroundings are breathtaking.

When to go there?

From May through September.

 

2 Provence, France

One of the most magnificent European regions, Provence has many indigenous plants. It is very proud of its iconic plant – lavender. Vast fields of violet fragrant lavender attract visitors to admire the impressive site each year.

When to go there?

All summer.


 

 

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Photo by James Gradwell

1 Namaqualand, Namibia and South Africa

The location does not look impressive at all – it is dry, arid and plain. However during spring it changes into something surreal. Thousands of colorful flowers start to bloom and spread a fragrant cloud over Namaqualand. Tourist often come to admire the site.

When to go there?

Between early August and late September.

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