Lingfeng Winter-sweet and Mume Blossom Show
Mume (includes winter-sweet and mume blossom), is a distinct flowering plant of China. It is related to both plum and apricot trees. Different from other flowering trees, it starts to flower in mid-winter, and the flower blooms most vibrantly during the time of the winter snow. Therefore, it is frequently depicted in Chinese art and poetry as a symbol of perseverance and hope.
Lingfeng(Ling Peak) is one of the three southeast China’s famous resorts for enjoying Winter-sweet and Mume Blossom. On its sprawling 12-hectare land are planted about 6,000 winter-sweet made up of 50 species. Every February when Mume flowers are in full bloom, a poular and awe-inspiring show boasts their delicate and colorful blooms. During this time, the air is heavy with the fragrance of Mume flower, while Lingfeng is surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colorful Mei flowers.
The sun is shining and the autumn wind is just right. In such good weather, it is a good idea to travel back in time in the Hangzhou Confucius Temple. Here, you can cultivate your mind and soul. In the temple, tablets can be seen everywhere, positioning people instantly in the ancient seat of learning in the capital city of the Southern Song Dynasty. Here, you can stop and appreciate the ancient moss-covered stone tiles, which seems to narrate the thousands-of-year history of the Confucius Temple.