Yuyuantan Park has acted as emperors’ dwellings during leisure time or a short journey in Jin and Qing Dynasty and celebrities’ private gardens during Yuan and Ming Dynasty. After a long-time forestry construction, it is full of vigor and vitality. Its clear waters, verdant trees and fresh air have named itself Tiny Switzerland in the East.
Every year, from the end of March to early May, the Cherry Blossom Festival lasts for more than one month in Yuyuantan Park. Thousands of cherry trees and numerous plants are all in bloom, which has attracted large numbers of visitors in spring. Usually, around the Qingming Festival, it is the best time to view the beauty of cherry blossom here. The Yuyuantan Park has been cultivating and studying more and more varieties of cherry trees from all over the world and the number is up to 40 now.