Chinese mainland

Where to see these blossoming fields of gold

From late February, canola flowers blossom across Yunnan’s Luoping county

From late February each year, canola flowers blossom in earnest across Yunnan’s Luoping county in China, with peak vibrancy lasting just a few weeks across stretches of farmland both flat and rolling. After the delicate yellow flowers have wilted, farmers harvest cooking oil from their seeds. But for that short moment of spring blooms, the area is a photographer’s dream.

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