Menyuan Hui autonomous county, Qinghai province
Best viewing period: July
Menyuan Hui autonomous county in Northwest China’s Qinghai province is a production base for the oilseed rape vegetable in northern China. Rapeseed flowers can be seen everywhere, but those growing in Menyuan look extremely magnificent. The planting area of rapeseed flowers spreads from the Qilian Mountains in the north, Yong’an city in the west, Yulong Beach in the east, and the Daban Mountains in the south, extending for over 100 miles. Against the azure sky of the plateau, the beautiful flower sea complements villages and distant mountains and rivers. While walking into Menyuan Hui autonomous county, you may have a feeling of traversing a natural painting.
Menyuan Hui autonomous county in northern China features rapeseed flowers under the sky, white clouds, and snow-capped mountains, views which are different from the scenery in Luoping town that is located in the warmer and more humid Jiangxi province. The annual Menyuan Rapeseed Flower Festival is held from July 18 to July 25, and it has become an important event of the province.