Bajie, the best place for visiting rose plantation

Enjoying a 40-year history of edible rose plantation totaling approximately 600 hectares, Bajie town in Kunming's Anning city is the main origin of roses that are used for Yunnan's famous specialty: rose pied pastries.

The roses in Bajie's plantations have begun to flower in April and the annual two-month event "Slow Life in Bajie, Fragrant Tour" was launched on 11 April. The best time to visit, or pick roses, is between 20 April-15 May, and visitors can enjoy assorted rose delicacies in local restaurants. 


About Bajie
Bajie Town, as the largest town in Anning, is the goods distribution center for the surrounding counties of Kunming since the ancient times. It was a rest place for horse caravans and travelling merchants in the Ming Dynasty, then a street was formed here and the trading dates were fixed down gradually.

Bajie Confucian temple

The Sanhe Temple in Bajie Town is one of the well preserved ancient architectural complexes in Kunming, the inside Confucian temple buildings were built in the early Qing Dynasty, and rebuilt in the first year of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty (1875), and has been rebuilt for several times later. 

Currently Bajie Town mainly plants flue-cured tobacco, roses, red pear, shallow water lotus root, vegetables and other economic crops. Fruits of the four seasons are smelled in this small primitive town. 


Travel tips
1-Anning city is 30 km west Kunming, bus ride available from Xiaoximen,or
2-Special bus line to Bajie from Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Centre (Chuncheng Rd., near the Wal-Mart) during 16 April-15 June. The bus departs to Bajie from Kunming at 08:30, and goes back to Kunming from Bajie at 16:00.
3-Bajie Town is about 37 km from Anning, take bus No. 9 of Anning to Bajie Town where the local government arranges bus ride to the plantation.