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Rain Flower Terrace and Martyrs Memorial (Yühuātái, lièshì língyuán)

Rain Flower Terrace and Martyrs Memorial (Yühuātái, lièshì língyuán) Review

This scenic area gets its name from the legend of Yunzhang, a 15th-century Buddhist monk who supposedly pleased the gods so much with his recitation of a sutra that they showered flowers on this spot. It was put to a grim purpose in the 1930s, when the Nationalists executed thousands of their left-wing political enemies here. In 1950, after the founding of the People's Republic of China, it was transformed into a memorial park furnished with statues of heroic martyrs, soaring obelisks, and a museum.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Yuhua Lu, outside Zhonghua Gate, Nanjing, 210029 | Map It
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 8–5
  • Location: Nanjing
Updated: 05-28-2013

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