Nanchang Travel Guide

Nanchang Travel Guide

Nanchang Facts

Nanchang MapThe over 1000-year-old Pavilion of Prince Teng and the praised 'Essay on Pavilion of Prince Teng' ensure the fame of Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province. The name of the city literally means 'a prosperous south part of China'. It is located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, bordering the Poyang Lake in the southwest, Guangdong and Fujian in the south and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei in the north. It lies between 115°27′-116°35′ east longitude and 28°09′-29°11′ north latitude. The city covers a total area of 740.236 square kilometers with a population of 4,913,100.

It is a beautiful city with the Gan River, the mother river of local people, traversing through the whole city. Water is her soul or in other words water carries all her beauty. Lakes and rivers in or around the city bring a special kind of charm to the city. It is honored as 'a green pearl in the southern part of China' thanks to its clear water, fresh air and great inner city virescence.

It is also a famous historical and cultural city with a history of over 2,200 years. It belonged to the ancient Yangzhou during the period of Xia Dynasty (21st - 17th century BC), Shang Dynasty (17th - 11th century BC) and Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC - 221BC). It got the name of Nanchang during the Western Han (206BC - 24AD) Dynasty when the famous General Guanying built up Guan City at this area. Therefore, it was also called 'Guanying City' and 'Guan City' at that time. It also had the name of 'Yuzhang' (Han Dynasty) and 'Hongdu' (Sui and Tang Dynasty) in ancient China. 

Nanchang City, ChinaLong and splendid history endows the city with many cultural relics, amongst which the Pavilion of Prince Teng is the most famous. It is no exaggeration to say that Tengwang Pavilion is the pride of all the locals. Many men of letters left their handwritings here which tremendously enhance its classical charm. There are also many other beautiful attractions, such as Lushan National Park, Mount Longhu, Mt. Jinggang and Poyang Lake.

Transportation in the city is convenient for passengers to go around. Changbei International Airport provides daily flights to Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Sanya, Beijing, Kunming, Guiyang, Qingdao and Chongqing. Nanchang Railway Station and West Railway Station have trains for Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chongqing, Shenyang and other cities daily. You can easily find long-distance buses running to other cities, towns and counties within Jiangxi Province as well as Nanjing, Shenzhen, Hefei and other cities outside Jiangxi Province.

Metro becomes a new transportation in this city. Nanchang Metro line 1 and line 2 are in service now. Line 1, linking Shuangang and Yaohu Lake West. With the length of 17 miles (28 kilometers), it passes 24 stations. The  southern extension of line 2 extends 19.6 km (12 mi), connecting Nanlu and Metro Tower via 17 stations.  In the near future, Nanchang will have other 14 lines that have connections all over the city. In addition, Nanchang Port is the most important water transportation transfer point. From this Port you can travel by ships to visit Poyang Lake, Stone Bell Hill, Poyang Lake Bird Protection Area, Dagu Hill and other attractions.

Nanchang City is located in the sub-tropical monsoon climate with four clear seasons, longer summer and winter, shorter spring and autumn. It is hot and rainy during summer while cold and dry during winter. In contrast, spring and autumn are cool and pleasant. The annual average temperature is about 17°C (63°F) with the highest in summer of 40°C (104°F) and lowest in winter of -10°C (14°F). There are abundant sunshine and rainfall in the city. It has distinctive dry and rainy season. April to June gathers almost half of the its total precipitation of a year. The best times to visit is during spring due to the nice and comfortable weather. 

When visiting the city, you can find many nice local products, such as Cloud and Fog Tea from Mount Lushan (Lushan Yunwucha), Lidu Writing Brushes (Lidu Maobi), Lidu Wine, Nanfeng Honey Tangerine (Nanfeng Miju), Rice Noodles, Frozen Rice Sugar, Jiangxi Arrowroot Flour, Qiyun Mountain ‎South jujube cake, Shitou Street Fried Dough Twists and Loquat. You can buy them as souvenirs or gifts for your friends and relatives. You can also learn much about the traditional culture through the local custom. Wanshou Worship Temple Fair and Longgang Uphill are two famous conventions in this city. The Music Cultural Form of Nanchang Caicha Drama is also a highlight.

The city is also famous for its delicious food. The traditional Nanchang Cuisine (Gan Cuisine) plays a very important role in Chinese food culture. When visiting the place, you should have a taste of Gan Cuisine. You can also enjoy other nice cuisines, like Sichuan Cuisine, Guangdong Cuisine, Hunan Cuisine, etc. It is a must for you to taste the nice local snacks, such as the Rice Noodles and Shitou Jie Mahua. 

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- Last modified on Dec. 09, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nanchang Travel
Asked by Rox from ROMANIA | Dec. 06, 2019 01:25Reply
Where can I find a street with local souvenirs items in Nanchang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia from SINGAPORE | Dec. 09, 2019 17:41

You can go to Bayi Square to have a look.
Asked by bettie from UGANDA | Nov. 23, 2019 03:08Reply
how can i go from nanchang railway station to changbei airport by subway
i have my flight at 21:00 on 14th dec
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Answered by Sally from USA | Nov. 25, 2019 01:54

There is no subway you can take. It is suggested to take shuttle bus line 1 to the airport directly. It takes around 1 hour with CNY15.
Asked by Kudzi | Nov. 12, 2019 15:41Reply
What is the best way to travel from the airport to jiangxi science and technology normal university?
Is there a bus. Or metro line? And how much with taxi?
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Answered by Claire from FINLAND | Nov. 14, 2019 22:16

Upon landing, take airport shuttle bus line 1 to Yongshu Road Bus Stop. Then take bus no.220 to Changwang Road North. After arriving, you can see the campus.
If you take a taxi from the airport, the cab fare is CNY 130 to CNY 150 in the day time.
Asked by Mark from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 04, 2019 18:48Reply
Train service Nanchang to Guixi
I would like to get from Nanchang to Guixi, a town / city on G320 about 20 K south east of Nanchang. I can't see any train service to Guixi. Does that mean a train to Yingtan and then bus / taxi to Guixi?
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Answered by Kate from USA | Oct. 11, 2019 20:02

There is direct train you can take according to official website. It departs at 7:06, 7:30, 8:33, 16:23, 17:00 and 20:05 from Nanchang to Guixi.
Asked by CLEMENTITO | Jul. 15, 2019 04:34Reply
I wanted to visit Lushan from Nanchang how in can get there?
If i go until Lushan railway station, is it easy to go to the mountain after?
Thanks for your answer
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Answered by Kathie from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 00:41

Take train from Nanchang Railway Station/ West Railway Station to Jiujiang Railway Station, then take bus to Jiujiang Coach Station, from which you can take direct bus to the scenic area. Lushan Railway Station is far from the mountain.
Answered by clement from FRANCE | Jul. 24, 2019 23:28

Do you know where i can find information on this bus? and maybe buy the ticket?
Thanks a lot!!!
Answered by Kathie from USA | Aug. 13, 2019 20:47

The bus station is near railway station and it can be easily found. You need to buy the ticket on the spot.
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