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 Nov. 16, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Nanchang Travel
Asked by Witty from THAILAND | Nov. 15, 2018 06:00Reply
Evening bus from Nanchang to Huangshan Tunxi?
I am going from NC to Tunxi but my flight arrives in afternoon which is late for train to Huangshan. Is there evening bus from NC to Tunxi(Huangshan)? Which bus terminal should I go? Thank you.
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Answered by Fabiola from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 15, 2018 22:45

Dear, there is no evening bus from NC to Tunxi, and you are advised to spend one night at NC. Next morning, take the bus at Xifang Bus Station at 09:50 to Huangshan.
Answered by Witty from THAILAND | Nov. 16, 2018 04:35

Thank you. I guess so. Next day, I can take train from W.Station to Huangshan which is quicker than bus. Just hope for evening bus bus sadly there is none.
Asked by Jerry Ng from SINGAPORE | Oct. 24, 2018 00:56Reply
We intend to fly into Nanchang and leave via Hangzhou.
What is the distance between the 2 cities? Is it easy to get transport between the 2 cities?
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Answered by Susan from USA | Oct. 24, 2018 20:23

The distance is about 526 kilometers and you can choose to take the bullet trains from NC West Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station, which is very convenient.
Asked by DENIS GAUTIER from FRANCE | Aug. 29, 2018 01:10Reply
The names and contacts (english-chinese) of the hotels at the top of the Sanqingshan mountain?
Thank you so much
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Answered by Darcy from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 29, 2018 20:36

Rishang Resort Hotel - 日上山庄 and the phone number is 0793-2189377.
Asked by Linda Lim from SINGAPORE | Aug. 20, 2018 03:10Reply
What are the option for traveling from Nanchang airport to Xiamen Airport?
End of November I am depart from Nanchang Airport to Xiamen Airport. Is there any high speed train? where is the High speed station. Please direct. thanks.
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Answered by Harvey from USA | Aug. 21, 2018 00:28

There are direct flights to Xiamen airport from Nanchang airport. Anyway, if taking the high speed train, you can take shuttle bus line 3 to Nanchang West to catch a fast train to Xiamen Station. Then, take Express line 1 or line 2 to Xiamen airport.
Asked by Vanessa from SINGAPORE | Jul. 02, 2018 03:51Reply
Which is the fastest and reliable way from ChangBei Int'l Airport to Lavande Hotel Nanchang West Sta

Please advise, thanks
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Answered by Mile from GERMANY | Jul. 02, 2018 04:16

You are suggested to take a cab and the fare is around 70yuan, and it takes about 30mins.
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