The flower tunnel. shokwaav (Atlas Obscura User) Every spring, a magical flower tunnel blossoms within a public housing complex. It’s a fleeting, hidden gem concealed among the crowded buildings of Hong Kong . Tai Po, Hong Kong The tunnel is covered in Bougainvillea. When in bloom, a ceiling of pink leaves and tiny white flowers grows from the vines that snake over the walkway. The effect is absolutely enchanting. Walking through the tunnel is like entering a secluded, floral oasis worthy of a fairytale. It instantly makes you feel as though you’ve left the bustle of the city behind. The flowers only show up during the spring, usually between March and April, adding an extra sense of ephemeral wonder to the experience. The flower tunnel is part of the Housing Department’s plan to add more green spaces to public housing developments. These fleeting springtime wonders, as well as the year-round pockets of greenery, are meant to provide relaxation and also help reduce heat and pollution.
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