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.
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