Festival held to welcome the blossoming flowers not only in Japan. China, which is Japan’s neighbors, also have a festival to welcome the blossoming of plum flowers, namely Nanjing’s plum blossom festival. The festival is a special attraction for the tourists, especially in this place the visitors not so crowded as was in Japan. These conditions of course make the tourists can be more relaxed in enjoying the aroma of plum flowers and scenery.

Nanjing plum blossom festival
Nanjing plum blossom festival

Nanjing plum flower blossom festival takes place during one month in every year, in early spring. At Purple Mountain, estimated there are about 35 thousand plum trees flower, from 120 different varieties, which will be an attraction at the festival. Actually, the festival has existed since 1995 in Nanjing, which is of Jiangsu Province, which can be easily reached by train from Shanghai. However, previously the festival is not so famous.

Plum flowers generally bloom in early March. But the festival was started in late February. Some thought that the best time to visit this festival is in mid-March to late April. Because at that time, trees and other flowers in the garden such as osmanthus, cherry, pear and peach also began to bloom, thus adding a beautiful sight and scent the air around it.

Plum blossom
Plum blossom
Nanjing plum blossom garden
Nanjing plum blossom garden
The Purple Mountain, Nanjing
The Purple Mountain, Nanjing

Moreover, in the area also contained the tomb of the Ming Dynasty which is one of UNESCO world heritage. The place are the tomb of last two Emperor Ming and nearby there are Cultural Park and Red Room Artistic.

Moreover, in the plum flower garden area, there is a small gate which led to the Zhongshan Plum Bonsai Park. This park is a combination of breeding and research location plum flowers. The great thing in this park is there is the oldest plum flower in China, otherwise known as the King of Plum Flower. This plant is actually not big or tall, but it was already reached 400 years and branches and tree trunks look so sturdy and solid. On entering the spring, There are very very much little flowers which blooming. While in the main garden there is Queen of Plum Flower that the petals are very concentrated until it looks like a black ink.

Another tourist spot is the Red Room Garden. The park is filled with pavilions, small pools, and statues, which are associated with a Chinese epic novel, written by Cao Xue Qin, Nanjing resident in the Qing Dynasty. An epic of the Red Chamber Dream.

The Ming tomb
The Ming tomb

For newlyweds, this park is suitable as a background image was captured. Especially on the statue depicting a pair of lovers, Lin Daiyu and Jia Baoyu. Moreover, the background consists of a combination of pink and purple. Many young bride visitors who take pictures in this place.

That’s the uniqueness of plum flowers blossom tours in Nanjing, China. Moreover, this plum flower blossom has its own meaning, namely re-birth and growth of old Chinese art works, which means the defense and tenacity in the midst of adversity. Another added attraction that we can enjoy is performances of traditional singers and dancers of China that scheduled show in that place.

Comments

  1. Jarrette Mimis

    It’s must be great visiting China when plum blossom. Is it annual festival right?

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