The Baili Azalea Belt Scenic Spot is situated at the intersection of Dafang and Qianxi County, Bijie City, Guizhou Province. Extending 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) in length on a narrow hill, the Baili Azalea Scenic Spot is the largest primary azalea forest. The park occupies and area of 30 sq kilometers. This scenic spot is divided into two parts with 23 kinds of azaleas: one in Dafang County, the other in Qianxi County.
From March to May each year, the azaleas are in bloom and the hill turns into a flower sea in gorgeous colors: reds, pinks, purplish blues, yellows, whites, and even a milky color. Surprisingly, you can see several different kinds of azaleas blooming on the same shrub. This phenomenon is really very rare in nature. Immersed in the flower sea, you might find yourself worry-free enjoying the marvels of nature.
Azalea Festival held every April attracts a great number of tourists to join in this grand celebration. It is the party for flower and showcase of minority cultural activity. You can have a taste of fragrant flower wine and delicious potherb, appreciate minority wine rites. Dancing with Miao people is very interesting. Horse-racing and swing of Yi people is funny. Meanwhile, torch festival and Yi spring festival are celebrated, adding more culture flavor to the Baili Azalea Forest.
In 1987, Baili Azalea was listed as provincial scenic spot. In 1993,Baili Azalea are mapped out for a national park. In 2001, it became a regional nature reserve.
Location: intersection of Dafang and Qianxi County, Bijie City, Guizhou
Blossom Season: March to May
Entrance fee: RMB 120
Take long-distance bus for three and half an hours, bus fare RMB 15-20, taxi fare RMB150.
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