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28th Luoyang Peony Festival Opens

The scene of imperial family viewing peony flowers is reenacted at the opening ceremony of the 28th Luoyang Peony Festival on Thursday, April 1, 2010. [Photo: Agencies]

The 28th Luoyang Peony Festival opens in Luoyang City in central China's Henan Province on Thursday.

With dancing and singing performances as highlights, the opening ceremony is held in Sui Tang Relics Botanical Garden, one of the city's many peony parks. Besides viewing the grandeur of peony flowers, which is crowned as the national flower of China, the festival also organizes photography contests and talent shows.

To promote its high-speed railway system that connects neighboring cities including Xi'an and Zhengzhou, organizers of the festival offer fifty percent discount peony garden tickets to out of city travelers who came by high-speed train.

The festival runs from April 1st to May 5th, 2010.
 

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