Pingxiang Travel Guide

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Pingxiang Facts

Chinese Name: 萍乡 (píng xiāng)
Population: 1,933,200
Area: 3,823.99 square kilometers (1,476.45 square miles)
Location: in the west of Jiangxi Province, east China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Anyuan, Xiangdong); 3 counties (Lianhua, Shangli, Luxi)
Area Code: 0799
Zip Code: 337000
GDP (2019): CNY 93.002 billion (USD 13.480 billion)

One of the Earliest Cities of China’s Modern Industry

Pingxiang is located in the western part of Jiangxi Province, bordered on the north and the west by Hunan Province, with a distance of 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Changsha. It is 280 kilometers (174 miles) from the provincial capital, Nanchang. Since the reform and opening up in 1978, Pingxiang has developed rapidly and become one of the important industrial cities in Jiangxi Province. Coal, ceramics and steel are the main industries in Pingxiang. Pingxiang also features beautiful natural scenery and a pleasant climate. Hiking or camping in Wugong Mountain with picturesque scenery and broad meadows is absolutely the best choice. Visitors can also experience stunning sunrise and sea of clouds there.

Pingxiang Attractions - Things to Do

Wugongshan National Geopark

The Wugong Mountain is one of the three famous mountains in South China. The Wugongshan scenic area was promoted to national geopark status in 2005. Sub-alpine meadows, waterfalls and rare plants make the mountain the most famous attraction in Jiangxi Province.

Yilong Cave

Formed 180 million years ago, the Yilong Cave is a natural karst cave. This grand cave is 4.2 kilometers (2.6 miles) long, and the 18-meter-high (59-foot-high) waterfall is the highlight of the cave.

Admission Fee: CNY 40

How to get to Pingxiang

At the Pingxiang Long Distance Bus Station located at the North Yuejin Road (near the railway station), Pingxiang downtown, special buses to Changsha Huanghua International Airport are available to facilitate visitors' journeys.


Pingxiang belongs to the subtropical zone enjoying a humid monsoon climate. It has plentiful sunshine and abundant rainfall, with an annual average temperature of 17.3C (63.1F). The weather in winter is moderate and the summer is hot.

 When to Go: Spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel to Pingxiang. Visitors can go out for a walk in the county in spring and enjoy the beautiful autumn landscape in mountains. 

Pingxiang Travel Tips

Brass music and Caicha Drama are representatives of Pingxiang's folk art, by which visitors can get a better understanding of the local customs while traveling here.

 History: The territory of present Pingxiang City successively belonged to the Wu Kingdom and the Chu Kingdom in Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770BC-221BC). In the year of 267, Pingxiang County was set here, and in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was exalted to a prefecture.

 Physical Features: Its geographic type is simple. The city belongs to the hilly area of South China. The terrain of Pingxiang is higher in the north and the southeast, while lower in the central.

 Special Local Foods: bacon, honey wine, Hua Guo (peculiar and sweet local food made of melons and vegetables)

- Last updated on Jun. 16, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Pingxiang Travel
Asked by Salim Al Waheebi from OMAN | Apr. 26, 2019 02:49Reply
Are there any Birds & Pet Market in Pingxiang, Jiangxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bob from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 27, 2019 22:43

I haven't found any yet.
Asked by Salim from OMAN | Apr. 24, 2019 08:57Reply
I am planning to visit Pingxiang how far from Guangzhou
and are there any Halal food ( Restaurant )
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Answered by Helen from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 25, 2019 19:28

Hi, the distance between these two places is around 720km.
You can take a high speed train from Guanzhou South Railway Station and it takes about 3-3.5 hours for a single journey. The fare is about CNY360.

The halal restaurants mostly are beef noodles restaurants. There is one located at No. 188 South Gongyuan Road, Anyuan District.
Answered by Salim Al Waheebi from OMAN | Apr. 26, 2019 02:46

Thank you so much Helen
Asked by Tan Teck Sheng from SINGAPORE | Jan. 15, 2016 04:40Reply
Where is Pingxiang North Railway Station located?
Answers (3)
Answered by Mindy | Jan. 15, 2016 21:46

It's in Shangli County. What's your final destination? So I can tell you how to get there from the train station.
Answered by Tan Teck Sheng from SINGAPORE | Jan. 16, 2016 05:05

My final destination is The Posh Hotel at Bayi West Lu?
Answered by Lucy from USA | Jan. 19, 2016 19:02

The North Railway Station is located in Tianzhong New District, Zaxia Village, Penggao Town, Shangli County.

To the hotel, you may take a taxi for about CNY 20-25.
Asked by Tan Teck Sheng from SINGAPORE | Jan. 14, 2016 21:15Reply
Is there a high speed train station in Pingxiang, Jiangxi.
I plan to fly into Changsha airport and take a high speed train to Ping xiang, Jiangxi. Is there a high speed train service between. What is the distance or travel time by high speed train.
Answers (1)
Answered by Polly from FINLAND | Jan. 15, 2016 02:29

Yes, many high-speed trains depart from Changsha South Railway Station and arrive at PX North Railway Station. The distance between these two cities is about 90 miles (145km). The schedules are from 07:00 to 22:06 with the duration of 40 mins. The ticket fare of second class seat is CNY48, first class seat is CNY81 and business class seat is CNY152.
Asked by waqar hussain from PAKISTAN | Sep. 25, 2012 11:48Reply
tavel to pingxiang city from islamabad pakistan
I'd like to know the easy way.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mina | Sep. 25, 2012 21:36

Well, you can take a flight to Guangzhou first. Then you can take a train to your destination directly.
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