Flower Markets of China

There are so many things to see in China and often so little time; but I really enjoy visiting a wholesale flower market as seen here.  This particular one is in Chengdu.   Flower markets are wholesale markets for the trade but sell to the public too.  Located usually in industrial areas or warehouses, it is a bee hive of activity of bulk flowers being delivered from all over Southeast Asia and from the local farmers in the area. The largest wholesale market is in Kunming.  If you go to Kunming be sure to ask your guide to stop and see it if it is not listed in your tour itinerary.   My wife bought two very nice glass vases for $3.00 each.  As we say “take time to stop and smell the roses” and that surely can be done here.
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