Visiting flower market becomes trendy during summer holiday in Yunnan
With the summer holiday in full swing across China, many cities have seen surge of tourists. In Kunming, capital city of southwest China's Yunnan province, there is also no exception, especially as visiting flower markets in the city become trendy.
Yunnan is of low latitudes and high altitudes, with an elevation drop of 6,633.4 meters from the Meili Snow Mountain in the northwest to the Honghe River Valley in the southeast. The province covers almost every type of climate that can be found in China and abounds in flower germplasm resources. Therefore, flowers grow well in all seasons here.
In Kunming, visiting flower markets is part of life for local citizens. To see and experience the local real life, many tourists choose to visit the famous Kunming Dounan Flower Market.
“There are so many kinds of fresh flowers for us to choose. And their prices are reasonable.”The Dounan market covers a very huge area and sells 1,600-plus species of flowers each day, giving tourists pleasant surprises and becoming a must-see for them. Now, the market ranks first in Asia in terms of total online and offline transaction volume and turnover.
In 2018, the Dounan flower market achieved a transaction volume of 6.73 billion flowers, with a turnover of 5.59 billion yuan. It recorded an auction volume of 1.79 billion flowers, which were worth 2.6 billion yuan.
Yunnan province, as a whole, has also made great achievement in developing flower industry. In 2018, in more than 80 large and medium-sized cities across China, seven out of ten fresh cut flowers are from Yunnan. Besides, the province has cumulatively developed 580 flower varieties, accounting for more than 60 percent of the national total of new flower varieties.
By Han Chengyuan from Yunnan Daily