King of the Azalea in the World
the azalea is one of the ten most famous flowers in China. This
beautiful flower can be found throughout the county. Of more than
800 varieties of azaleas, over 600 kinds have been found in China,
which is the original birthplace of azaleas. Azaleas grow compactly
in Yunnan, for more than 300 species have been found in this province.
Usually, the azalea is a shrub or small arbor of one or two meters
tall. However, in the Gaoligong Mountains of Tengchong, the azalea
has a height of several dozens of zhang (about 3 meters), and
produces countless blooms. Therefore, it is called "the Giant
Azalea". In February of 1981, in the virgin forest of the
Gaoligong Mountains in Tengchong, Chinese scientists found a group
of the tallest and biggest azaleas. The biggest one, with a height
of 25 meters and a diameter of 3.07 meters at its foot, is over
500 years old, known as "the King of the Azalea in the World".
"The Giant Azalea" is now under national protection.
Tengchong Travel Attractions
Sea and Hot Fields
of Yunnan Camellia
of the Azalea in the World
of the National Heroes
Hill National Forest Park