Behold, the 'Sea of Pineapples'

Welcome to China's "pineapple town", Xuwen county in Guangdong province. Xuwen is the largest pineapple manufacturing base in China. At least 17,333ha of fields produce more than 400,000 tonnes of pineapples a year, around a third of China's total, said China Daily. There are also tea plantations and other crops.

The county held the second edition of the China (Xuwen) Pineapple Culture & Tourism Festival from April 28 to 30. The festival featured a series ofcompetitions, performances and even a cycling race around the "Sea of Pineapples", a tourist attraction in Qujie town.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2017, with the headline 'Behold, the 'Sea of Pineapples''. Print Edition | Subscribe