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With China's national day of tourism just around the corner on May 19, Zhangjiagang has launched a string of enticing and wallet-friendly projects for people to escape from the urban hustle and bustle.

The First Sight Vanilla Garden in Zhangjiagang features a vast sea of vanilla, lavender, verbena, chrysanthemum, and dull ice flowers. [Photo from WeChat account zjgcitynews]

First Sight Vanilla Garden

The first of its kind in Zhangjiagang, the 160-mu (10.7 hectares) vanilla garden also features other kinds of flowers such as lavender, verbena, chrysanthemum, and dull ice flowers.

Decorative blue lighthouses, Dutch-style windmills, and mini trains pop up out of the sea of flowers, creating a vivid scene and an enjoyable experience for visitors.

The garden will be free to visit on May 19 from 8 am to midday, so look no further for a better flower-filled landscape!

Xiangshan Mountain Scenic Spot is a perfect combination of historic culture and natural scenery. [Photo from WeChat account zjgcitynews]

Xiangshan Mountain Scenic Spot

Xiangshan Mountain, a famous scenic spot in the Jiangnan area (the region south of the Yangtze River), is the perfect combination of historic culture and natural scenery.

The park will be open for free on May 19. People can enjoy the beautiful landscape, appreciate many varieties of flowers, pray for good luck, and go hiking.

Jiyang Lake Happy Land is an entertainment complex with over 20 large- and medium-sized attractions. [Photo from WeChat account zjgcitynews]

Jiyang Lake Happy Land

Jiyang Lake Happy Land is an entertainment complex covering an area of over 230 mu and resting on the picturesque Jiyang Lake. It features some 20 large- and medium-sized attractions, making the park a good place for all ages.

On May 19, visitors can enjoy a special discount of 150 yuan for the "colorful experience card" (original price is 1,000 yuan), which allows their family members to make multiple visits to the park throughout the year.