Late autumn is the best time to view maple trees. Most people think Beijing Xiangshan Park is where the maple tree is to be seen at its finest. The park is stunningly beautiful, but crowded in leaf season. In fact, the gift of autumn is widespread in China. Here are 11 alternatives to Beijing Xiangshan Park from all over China where maple trees are tinged with red.
Situated 263 kilometers from Chengdu city, the Miyaluo scenic area is one of the country's best areas known for a seasonal display of striking red leaves. It is located in Lixian County, Aba Prefecture, just between the famous Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong scenic spot.
The best viewing time is from mid-October to early November when the mountain is aglow with red foliage, providing a view of the gorge against the snow peak in the distance.
Transportation: A bus to Miyaluo departs daily from Chengdu.
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