• Visit the annual plum blossom festival in Nanjing

    2011-03-16

    Vacationers who are planning a trip to China may want to check out Nanjing's plum blossom festival. The city is only a short train ride away from Shanghai and is very similar to Japan’s cherry blossom ceremony, according to CNN.

    The event first started in 1995 and now features the largest collection of plum trees in China. Travelers will get to admire 35,000 unique plants on the 250-acre park located on Purple Mountain. Additionally, there are more than 100 varieties of the beautiful trees, the news source reported.

    Traditionally, the event begins in February and lasts through the middle of March. This year, the plum trees started to bloom at the beginning of March. Vacationers may want to check out the park during April as a number of other trees, like the peach blossom, pear blossom and cherry blossom will be showcasing their magnificent colors, reported the news source.

    The festival is a wonderful and relaxing place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the loud and busy city of Shanghai. In addition, the event is a great opportunity for tourists to mingle with locals, as the ceremony draws in thousands of natives each year.

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