'Green hikers' in an ocean of flowers

Updated: 2013-04-04 07:16

(China Daily)

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Peach blossoms in Zhoushan Archipelago, Zhejiang province


As the seventh biggest among the 1,390 islands in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, Peach Blossom Island has inspired several martial art movies and TV dramas. Wood houses dot the hillsides, which are covered with pink peach flowers and trees, making it look like utopia.

Dubbed "arboretum on the sea", the island nurtures more than 300 species of plants.

There are also rare animals, caves and bizarre rocks, such as the Buddha-head-shaped stone on the top of Duizhi Hill, which attracts millions of tourists every year.

It is said that an immortal passed by the island when descending from heaven to visit the Earth. He was so charmed by the scene that he decided to become a stone to rest on the island forever.

'Green hikers' in an ocean of flowers

Peach Blossom Island in Zhoushan Archipelago is covered with pink peach fl owers and trees.

'Green hikers' in an ocean of flowers