China's spectacular Xinghua spring flower landscapes
The golden canola fields of Jiangsu province
Each spring, the countryside around the city of Xinghua in China's Jiangsu province erupts in a riot of color as vast fields of canola flowers blossom in the sunshine. Tourists descend in their thousands upon the region to witness this natural spectacle, when bars of land turn gold and appear to float on a sea of wide canals and narrow channels. A busy and productive agricultural hub, Xinghua is also known for its arable crops. And the destination is also home to an incredible water forest, a briny oasis alive with rare trees and protected wildlife.
Click through this gallery and be amazed by Xinghua's fields of gold.
TRAVEL Far east
CELEBRITY Pantone color of the year
CELEBRITY High school
HEALTH Human condition