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Visit Canola and hiking at villages at Wuyuan

If domestic travelers have to remind of canola, they always think of Wuyuan in Jiangxi Province. Canola refers to a cultivar of either Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) or field mustard (Brassica campestris L. or Brassica Rapa var.). Its seeds are used to produce edible oil suitable for consumption by humans and livestock. The oil is also suitable for use as biodiesel.

Canola is blossoming in spring and autumn, especially in March and November. Spending two or three days is enough to hiking to the main villages, where are blossoming in canola. The highlight attractions of canola are focus on Jiangling and Sixiyan villages. There are more remote villages named Qingyuan and Likeng, where the scenery is much beautiful. The magnificence of Jiangling intoxicates travelers, while the small bridge and flowing water hook travelers. 

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The best time to enjoy canola is late March, early April, late November and early December of first frost. The travel route for enjoying canola is east route and north route. East route includes villages of Likeng, Jiangwan, Xiaoqi and Jiangling; north route includes Rainbow Bridge, Sixiyan Village. 

Jiangling Village has the most highlight canola in Wuyuan. The canola here is not referring to a field but terrace of layer upon layer. In the very morning, thin fogs and clouds rise up and drown villages to misty fairyland. It’s necessary to visit this village when coming to Wuyuan. 

Jiangwan Town is said to be the hometown of decedents of Xiao’s prime minister of Han Dynasty. This town is advanced and commercialized with well basic infrastructures. If not enough time, just skip this town. 

Xiaoqi Village is combined by Upper Xiaoqi and lower Xiaoqi villages. The latter one is too much commercial and without characteristics. Actually, it’s just the narrow meandering footpath, large canola fields and winding country road attracting more and more travelers here. 

Likeng village is a typical example of Anhui Style architecture, with bridge and river, white walls, black rooftop tiles. Due to its near location to county town, it’s also quite commercialized, similar to Jiangwan. But Likeng has strong flavor of living. At nightfall, the light of sunset sparks in the small stream. In the early morning mist had not yet cleared, housewives have started to do the laundry in the river from far distance can be seen in the rising wave of smoke from chimneys.

Sixiyan Village is made up by Sixi and Yancun Village. The village is famous for carving patterns, stone carving, wooden carving and tile carving. Travelers have chance to visit many old residences with carving patterns. 

To Wuyuan, travelers can take buses, trains from all directions, such as Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan, Shenzhen, Canton, etc. There is no airport at Wuyuan. The nearest airport is Jingdezhen airport, 80 km. Except it, the nearby airports are Nanchang Airport, and Huangshan Airport in Anhui Province. What worthies mentioning is that tour package combined by Huangshan Mountain andis Wuyuan human landscape is very classis and hot in China. From Huangshan to Wuyuan, it only takes about three hours’ driving.