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Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province, is situated on the bank of the Yangtze River, and serves as the center of the provincial politics, economy, culture, science, education, commerce, and transportation.

Nanchang was established in 202 BC as a city. With over 2000 years of history, Nanchang is a famous historical and cultural city in China.

Nanchang, as a renowned revolutionary base in China, is the place where "August 1 Nanchang Uprising" took place. Since then the city has been praised as the rising place of red army flags. Besides, Nanchang is famous for its numerous natural attractions and rich tourist resources. Places of historical and cultural interest blend with beautiful natural scenery. Inside the city many rivers flow through and form a waterway network. There are four artificial lakes inside the city, which are West Lake, South Lake, North Lake and East Lake.

Famous tourist attractions in Nanchang include Teng Wang Pavilion, Poyang Lake, Mount Lushan and Mount Jinggangshan.

Travel tips

1. Nanchang has hot summers and cold winters. The best time to visit Nanchang is in spring or autumn, when the weather is the most pleasant of the year. 
2. Local dishes in Nanchang are quite spicy. Please inform the restaurant or your tour guide when ordering dishes, if you cannot eat spicy food.
3. It is colder and damper on the mountain than in the city, please pack more clothes for change. Bring raincoats or umbrellas during rainy seasons.
4. Wear skid-proof shoes and sun protection when climbing mountains.


Tips & articles

Jinggangshan Mountains is located 180km (110 miles) from Nanchang, and is situated in Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. This lush mountain area is known as "the cradle of the Chinese Revolution" because of the crucial role it played in the early Communist movement. ...Read More
The Tengwang Pavilion, located on the bank of the Yangtze River, west of Nanchang City, is one of three famous pavilions south of the Yangtze River (the other two are Yueyang Tower in Yueyang and Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan). The pavilion was built in AD 653, ...Read More
Po Yang is a huge lake surrounded by a number of smaller lakes. In the summer the lakes are filled by the flooding of the Jangzi River, however in the autumn as the water subsides vast areas of shallow water and extensive muddy banks are created producing ...Read More

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by Karensa 2011-05-23
Nanchang August 1st Uprising Museum The Nanchang August 1st Uprising Museum is classified as one of China's most important commemorative museums and the home of several important artifacts and annals from the period. The building was built at No.256 of Zhongshan Road of Nanchang City in 1923, occupying an area of 4480 square kilometers. The Nanchang Uprising ...
by Alison 2011-05-23
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by Novyanna 2011-05-23
Tengwang Pavilion Known as the "first building" along the Xi River, the Tengwang Pavilion in Jiangxi Province has been hailed as one of the great works of the Tang Dynasty, a dynasty renowned for its dedication to culture and arts and this reputation for incredible architectural design continues to this day. For those visiting Nanchang the Tengwang Pavilion ...