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Nanjing International Plum Blossom Festival

Held yearly from the last Saturday of February to mid-March, this festival takes place on Plum Blossom Hill near the Ming Xiaoling Tomb when the mountain explodes into pink and white blossoms. It's a gorgeous sight.

Cultural in Nanjing

Qinhuai Lantern Festival

Held towards the end of Chinese New Year, this lantern festival is the biggest of its kind in China. People gather at Fūzǐ Miào, Zhonghua Gate and a handful of other locations around the city to admire...

New Year in Suzhou

Hanshan Temple Bell Ringing Festival

On New Year's Eve (December 31st), thousands of locals head to the 1500-year-old Hanshan Temple to listen as monks strike the temple's giant bell 108 times. This ritual is said to bring good luck and happiness in...

Cultural in Suzhou

Suzhou Silk Festival

In autumn, (dates vary) Suzhou hosts its silk festival, with exhibitions devoted to silk history and production, and silk merchants showing off their wares to crowds of thousands.

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Dragon Boat Festival

Each year on China's traditional Dragon Boat Day (on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month), Suzhou hosts one of the country’s largest Dragon Boat Festivals on Jinji Lake. Boat teams from around China compete in...