The 41st Chrysanthemum Cultural Festival is currently being held in Kaifeng in central China. The festival attracts guests from all over the world to experience a rich artistic and cultural atmosphere. Based on its profound historical and cultural heritage and long planting history, Kaifeng has also expanded and strengthened its chrysanthemum industry. Zhou Yixin reports.
Kaifeng is an ancient city with a long history of growing and appreciating chrysanthemums. During the Tang Dynasty, more than a thousand years ago, chrysanthemums were widely planted and used for ornamental purposes in Kaifeng. During the Northern Song Dynasty, Kaifeng initiated the earliest chrysanthemum appreciation festival. In today's Kaifeng, tens of thousands of pots of the flowers are in full bloom, attracting tourists to experience its rich chrysanthemum culture.
ZHOU YIXIN, Kaifeng, Henan Province "In addition to being used for displays, the chrysanthemums in Kaifeng have also spawned a series of products, such as the chrysanthemum-shaped tea snacks seen here. These exquisite snacks are made in the same way as in ancient times, according to the records found in the Song Dynasty literature."