Yichun Travel Guide

Yichun Facts

Chinese Name: 宜春市 (yī chūn shì)
Population: 5,304,000  
Nationalities: Han
Area: 18,670 square kilometers (7,209 square miles) 

Location: Lying in the northwest of Jiangxi Province, Yichun City borders Jiujiang to the north in the neighborhood of the capital city of Jiangxi, Nanchang to the east and is bounded on the west by Hunan Province.

Administrative Division:  1 district (Yuanzhou); 2 counties (Fengxin, Wanzai, Shanggao, Yifeng, Jing'an, Tonggu); 3 county-level cities (Fengcheng, Zhangshu, Gao'an) 
Seat of the city government: 29, Xiujiang Zhong Lu, Yuanzhou District

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0795-3272382
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bank of China Branch: 153, Xiujiang Zhong Lu, Yuanzhou District
China Post Branch: 393, Huancheng Xi Lu, Yuanzhou District

Yichun Attractions - Things to Do

Mingyue (Moon) Mountain

Mingyue Mountain gained its name from its shape like a bright crescent moon. The scenic area consists of over ten peaks which are all more than a thousand meters (about 3,281feet) above sea level. It is also a national forest park comprising of six tourist zones. Among them, the Yangshan Scenic Spot is an important birthplace of Buddhism in South China, and the Wentang Town, at the foot of the Mingyue Mountain, is famous for hot springs teeming with selenium. 

Admission Fee: CNY 95
Transportation: Get there by no. 118 bus.  

Other Scenic Spots: Sanzhaolun National Forest Park, Zhuojiang Karst Cave, Wucheng Ruins, Wugong Mountain

How to get to/around Yichun in Jiangxi Province

Yichun is no more than 200 kilometers (124 miles) from Nanchang Changbei International Airport and Changsha Huanghua International Airport.

Also, there is a large railway station operating trains to all over the country. Starting here, visitors can take trains directly to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Kunming, Changsha, Nanjing, Nanchang, Huangshan and many other big cities in China.
 See Huangshan - Yichun Train, Guilin - Yichun Train

Yichun Central Bus Station stands in Mingyue Bei Lu of Yuanzhou District. The bus station in Ping'an Lu is useful for busses to Mingyue Mountain and Wentang Town.


Yichun enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. Its annual average temperature maintains around 16.2-17.7°C (61.2-63.9°F). Massive bursts of precipitation become more common during May and June.

 When to Go: The average temperature in the coldest January and in the hottest July fall respectively around 5 and 28°C (41 and 82.4°F). Climatically, can be visited at any time the visitors like but especially in spring and autumn. 

Yichun Travel Tips

 History: The administrative history of this area originated from the establishment of Yichun County in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). During the Sui Dynasty (581-618) the area was elevated to be a prefecture, called Yuanzhou. At a county-level city, Yichun was founded in 1979 and promoted to a regional city in 2000.

 Physical Features: More than seventy-five percent of the territory here is hilly and mountainous which generally declines from the northwest to the southeast. The 1,794 meters (5,876 feet) high Jiulao Ling in Jing'an County is the zenith of the whole city.

 Special Local Products: preserved egg, bamboo carvings, linen cloth, bodiless lacquer

- Last modified on Oct. 25, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Yichun Travel
Asked by Jenny from US | Jul. 12, 2014 18:04Reply
I know that families mostly celebrate Chinese New Year on their own. But are there city-wide festivals/traditions in Yichun?

Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Mona from CANADA | Jul. 12, 2014 20:42

I just know some activities are held at local attractions for celebrating the festival. As well, local government have different schedule for various activities every year, so pay attention to the news to find more infor when it comes close to the festival.
Asked by Salim from PAKISTAN | Mar. 03, 2014 09:09Reply
where can I found Muslim Halal Food resturant in Yichun
Answers (1)
Answered by Susan from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 03, 2014 23:49

I only know two muslim beef noodle restaurants in that city one is at No. 56, Yichun South Road, Yuanzhou District and the other is on Middle Hougang Road.
There is no big halal restaurant in that city as I know.
Asked by Paul from USA | Jun. 06, 2013 05:19Reply
Can you please provide details (i.e. costs, boat schedules, activities on islands, places to eat on islands, etc.) of the Island Hopping in Yichun?
I wonder if swimming allowed or restricted on the islands? What's the most convenient way to get to the islands from YC city center? Thank You.
Answers (2)
Answered by Doris from HONDURAS | Jun. 10, 2013 01:30

I am afraid that which island do you refer to and I do not think I grasp your general meaning.
Answered by Paul from USA | Jun. 12, 2013 10:13

I was referring to the Fairy Lake in Xinyu. I gathered it's about 70 - 90 minutes drive from Yichun.
Asked by Jenny from MALAYSIA | Dec. 05, 2012 06:55Reply
Can someone tell me which is the nearest airport in Yichun...I like to visit Wentang in April 2013.
Answers (3)
Answered by Fenny | Dec. 06, 2012 01:26

The nearest airport to this city is Nanchang Changbei International Airport.
Answered by Andrea | Jan. 14, 2013 08:27

there's actually a new airport being built in that city, it will be ready at the end of Feb. obviously, it's not for international flights, but you can connect to there
Answered by Habibi from UAE | Jan. 18, 2016 16:10

Yeah .... There is airport in yichun ... Named Ming yue shan
Asked by John from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 29, 2012 12:39Reply
Is there is any buses from Guangzhou to yichun ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina | Jul. 30, 2012 01:33

You can take a direct long-distance bus at Guangzhou Provincial Bus Station to that city. But there is only one bus in operation each day departing from Guanzhou at 19:00. The ticket fare is about CNY 200.
Besides, you can also take a train at Guangzhou Railway Station. 5 trains are scheduled from Guangzhou to that city everyday. It takes about 9.5-10 h for the whole journey.
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