It is an offshoot of the Jiuling Mountain（九岭山：Jiǔlǐnɡshān） and its landscape is quiet and beautiful. In Xihan Dynasty（西汉:Xīhàn）, the Nanchang official Meifu（梅福：Méi Fú） gave up his office and lived in seclusion on the hill. People changed the name into the Meiling in order to show respect to him.
There are a lot of scenic spots on the hill. Inside 150 square km, there are the Meixian Terrace（梅仙台：Méixiāntái）, the Luohan Hill（罗汉岭：Luóhànlǐnɡ）, the Lion Peak（狮子峰：Shīzifēnɡ）, the Ciyang Hill（紫阳山：Zǐyánɡshān）, the Wind and Rain Pond（云雨台：Yúnyǔtái）and etc. Among them, the Hongya Danjing（洪崖丹井：Hónɡyá Dānjǐnɡ） and the Xishan Jicui（西山积翠：Xīshān Jīcuì） have already list into ten good scenic spots in ancient Jiangxi.
Nanchang was called Hongzhou（洪州：Hónɡzhōu） or Hongdu（洪都：Hónɡdū）, related to the name of Hongya Danjing. There are a lot of mountains in the Meiling full of plum blossoms and bamboos. Not only beautiful scenery is distributing everywhere, but also temples are standing like a forest.
There are a lot of Confucian temples and Taoist altars. The most famous is the Cuiyan Temple. Originally there was a copper statue of Sakyamuni with the height of 5 meters in this temple, very famous.
In South and North Dynasty（南北朝：Nánběicháo）, the emperor of South Tang Dynasty（南唐：Nántánɡ） Lijing（李璟：Lǐ Jǐnɡ） was familiar with the pontiff of this temple and he often came here to consult about affairs. After Meifu, the famous people such as Gehong（葛洪：Gě Hónɡ） in West Jin Dynasty（西晋：Xījìn）, and Guanxiu in Tang Dyansty（唐代：Tánɡdài） all once came here to live in seclusion.
The Taoists called the Meiling as the 12th Cave. There are still the Xiangcheng Temple, the Yuntang Temple, the Dragon Temple, the Yunxi Temple, the Peace Guan, the Xuzhen Guan, the Ziyang Palace and so forth.
In summer the average temperature in the Meiling is about 24 degree, so the Meiling is a good place to have a summer holiday and travel. The famous ministers of Tang Dynasty Zhang Jiuling and Wang Anshi, the ministers of Song Dynasty Zhou Bida, Ou Yangxiu and Huang Tingjian and so on who had once traveled here left many poems and creations admiring the Meiling.
In recent years, the beautiful landscapes on the whole hill are still constantly uncovered and developed. On the basis of estimating, after several years, there will be some new scenic spots providing people to appreciate.