This park in China is so pretty ... in pink


  • Asia & Oceania
  • Thursday, 07 Nov 2019

The stunning pink ‘hair grass’ fields in eastern China have become something of a selfie hotspot. — SU YANG/Imaginechina/dpa

When you think of a good place to take a selfie, a field probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

But fill it with grass that looks almost like human hair dyed a bright, neon pink, and you’ve got yourself a must-visit spot for anyone with a penchant for posting photos on their travels.

In a strange park near the town of Zhenjiang in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, you’ll find massive fields of a special kind of pink grass that have become a holy site to many an avid selfie sharer.

Coincidentally going into full bloom during country’s national holiday on Oct 1, the horizon of pink grass known as hairawn muhly is “enchanting” if you can believe Chinese state media.

The Jurong fields have their own park with footpaths and dedicated sites for selfies, and yet the rush of selfie pilgrims to the fields has posed a problem.

Visitors, seeking new and isolated backdrops for their selfies, have started to trample down the grass during photo tours, destroying patches of the fields.

In addition to other places in Jiangsu, such pink fields can also be found in the neighbouring province of Zhejiang and around the port city of Shanghai. – dpa


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