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"Yuhuatai Scenic Spot" Top 5 Page for this destination Nanjing Things to Do Tip by socrates_07

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  Yu Hua Pavilion
by socrates_07

Not far from the Zhonghua Men is a park known as Yuhuatai.
In legend it was here that a fifty century Buddhist monk delivered sermons so moving that the flowers rained down from the sky upon him. You still see Chinese tourists grubbing around here for the multi-coloured stone called "Yuhuashi" (Red Flower Pebbles), associated with that legend.
There is also a kind of exhibition of such stones but I have to admit, when I was there I had no idea about the legend.
Sadly, that hill also has much less pleasant connotations. After 1927 it was used as an execution ground.

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  • Updated Mar 12, 2005
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