Plum Blossom Hill

Plum Blossom HillPlum Blossom Hill

Plum Blossom Hill now is one of the eight best places for enjoying the plum blossom in China. It is also called Sun Mausoleum Hill as is the tomb of Sun Quan, king of Dong Wu. There are plum trees all over the hill. The international Plum Blossom Festival of Nanjing is held here every year.

Located amidst the embrace of the Divine Road Leading to the Ming Tomb, Plum Blossom Hill was originally named Hillock of the Tomb of Sun Quan because of its location on the former site of the tomb of Sun Quan, the great emperor of Eastern Wu Kingdom. In 1944, Wang Jingwei was also buried here, and it was renamed Plum Blossom Hill. Plum blossom is the city flower of Nanjing. With a long history, the folk custom of admiring plum blossoms in Nanjing has been going on since the Six Dynasties. Nowadays, Plum Blossom Hill covers an area of over 100 hectares, with more than 35 thousand plum trees of over 350 varieties. It even has more than 300 plum trees of over 100 years old. Plum Blossom Hill is reputed as “The first plum hill in China” in terms of the history, scale, quantity and varieties of plums. In recent years, the Administration of Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum has expanded the garden of plums southward, hence resulting in “Plum Blossom Valley”. As a result, Plum Blossom Hill has become more expansive and picturesque.

Location: South of Zhongshan Gate, Xuanwu District.
Entrance Fee: RMB 15
Transportation: Take Bus No.2, 3 or 20 and get off at the Ming Tomb.

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