Lotus plants in Xishunhe to offer feast for eyes
2017-08-25 16:34:00

With autumn being around the corner, it is a good time of year for residents to get out and about, appreciating local lotus flowers in the suburbs.

The Xishunhe town of Hongze in Huai’an is home to the biggest wetland on Hongze Lake, and is known for its beautiful nearby scenery during all times of year. The area and habitat to lotus plants spans more than 1000 mu (667 hectares), with a range 48 varieties in eight colors available to peruse.

For two days from August 26, the government of Xishunhe will hold an activity featuring the thousands of lotus plants in the area, where visitors can enjoy seeing the plant and harvesting the lotus.

The space lotus, which is sweet as honey, has a nutritive value several times higher than a general lotus plant and is available to see in Xishunhe.

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