Xinyu Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 新余 (xīn yú)
Area: 3,178 square kilometers (1,227 square miles)
Location: in the west-central of Jiangxi Province, east China
Administrative Division: 1 district (Yushui); 1 county (Fenyi)
Area Code: 0790
Zip Code: 338000
GDP (2019): CNY 97.158 billion (USD 14.083 billion)
Fourth-Largest Jiangxi City with Charming Fairy Lake
Xinyu lies in the west-central region of Jiangxi Province, neighboring Yichun and Ji'an. It is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) away from the capital city of the province, Nanchang. Xinyu is the fourth largest city in Jiangxi Province, rich in mandarin oranges and grapes. Featuring a beautiful cityscape, the city is surrounded by mountains on three sides and beside a stream. There are many picturesque parks and scenic spots in the city. Among them, Fairy Lake Scenic Resort is the most charming and it is said to be the place where the legendary seven fairies come to earth. Besides the charming natural scenery, karst caves, ancient buildings, underwater ancient cities, ancient tombs, stone carvings and local folk customs also attract many tourists. Every morning and evening, you can see hundreds of birds hover over the lake.
Xinyu Attractions - Things to Do
Fairy Lake Scenic Resort covers an area of 198 square kilometers (76 square miles) in total, ranking the top attractions in Xinyu City and even in Jiangxi Province as well. It is 17 kilometers (11 miles) from the downtown area, and is divided into five principal scenic zones: Wulong Lake, Zhongshan Valley, Qianyang Lake, Dagang Mountain, Jiulong (Nine-dragon) Bay. The scenic area is a collection of karst caves, elegant islands and ancient towns, tombs and stone inscriptions.
How to get to Xinyu
Xinyu does not have its own airport, but it is convenient to draw support from the Nanchang Changbei International Airport. Over an hour is needed to shuttle between the two cities. Here is enclosed the address of the Xinyu's long-distance bus station: Xinxinbei Avenue.
When to Go: at any season during a year
Xinyu Travel Tips
History: Although this area was inhabited by human settlers as early as 5,000 years ago, Xinyu County, named after the Yushui River running through it, was established in 267 during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280) under the administration of Yichun. By the year of 598, the county had been marked off from the Yichun.
Physical Features: Xinyu is located in the medium and low mountainous and hilly area of western Jiangxi, and its terrain is higher in the north and south, flat and lower in the center with the Yuanhe River running through. Apart from large areas of hilly mountains and hills, plain areas around the river are also an important component of the city's landform.
Special Local Products: preserved egg, grass cloth, honey orange