Yichun Travel Guide

Yichun Facts

Chinese Name: 宜春 (yī chūn)
Population: 6,100,000
Area: 18,700 square kilometers (7,220 square miles)
Location: in the northwest of Jiangxi Province, east China
Administrative Division: 1 district (Yuanzhou); 6 counties (Fengxin, Wanzai, Shanggao, Yifeng, Jing'an, Tonggu); 3 county-level cities (Fengcheng, Zhangshu, Gao'an)
Area Code: 0795
Zip Code: 336000
GDP (2019): CNY 268.757 billion (USD 38.956 billion)

The Mountainous City with Profound Buddhist Culture

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. As one of the 28 main grain producing areas in China, its grain, oil, pig, meat output and bamboo stock rank first in the province. This city is also the holy place of Zen Buddhism and home to many outstanding people in ancient times. Three of the five schools of Zen Buddhism originated in Yichun. Tao Yuanming, a famous poet of the Jin Dynasty (266 - 420) was born here. A trip to Yichun which features green hills, clear water and pleasant weather will refresh your mind. The Mingyue (Moon) Mountain with towering mountains, waterfalls, streams and religious buildings is definitely the highlight. If you spend one night in the scenic spot, the sunrise of Taiping Mountain is also a must-see view.

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 Mingyueshan Airport is located in Yuanzhou District, Yichun City, Jiangxi Province, southeast of China. It is about 6 kilometers (about 3.5 miles) from downtown Yichun, and 33 kilometers (about 20.5 miles) from the Mingyue Mountain. It has opened domestic flights to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Xi’an, Kunming, Qingdao, Chengdu, Xiamen, Tianjin, Haikou, Chongqing, Nanjing, Zhuhai, Sanya…

Yichun also 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, Shanghai - 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 updated on Jun. 17, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Yichun Travel
Asked by kay from SINGAPORE | Jul. 05, 2019 17:54Reply
I am travelling to Jingdezhen from Hong Kong via train what are the best stop overs/sightseeing?
I am travelling August, plan to stop over for one night to break up the journey
Answers (1)
Answered by Amber from USA | Jul. 08, 2019 01:56

You can go to Ceramic History Museum, Jingdezhen Old Street and Longzhu Pavilion.
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
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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.
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