General Information of Nanchang

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Area: South China


Population: 5 million


Culture of Nanchang City


Nanchang literally means 'a prosperous south part of China. Nanchang is a city that allows various cultures to mix together. You will find traditional performances and entertainment centers mixed with modern nightclubs, saloons, and pubs. There's always something for everyone in Nanchang's nightlife.


There are some historical relics in Nanchang, such as King Teng Attic and the headquarters of the famous Nanchang Rebellion.


Gan opera and Picking tea opera are both popular in Jiangxi. Gan opera is one of the ancient operas in China. Porcelain pictures, porcelain caving and jade caving are the well-known handicraft in Nanchang.The snake medicine wine, which is made by Huzhou people, is famous both in China and abroad. Gan flavor is the local flavor in Nanchang and it has a long history.


Since 1949 Nanchang has gradually become a large scale producer of cotton textiles and cotton yarn, as well as a center for the automotive and chemical industries.


Attractions of Nanchang

Lushan National Park: Lushan National Park is a well-known tourist attraction both in China and abroad. It has appealed to innumerable visitors on account of its natural sceneries and cultural heritages.


Tengwang Pavilion: It is located on the shore of the Kan, in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province. Together with Yellow Crane Tower, Yueyang Pavilion (Yueyang Lou), this fine building is one of the three most notable pavilions on south side of the Yangtze River. It also has the reputation of being the 'First Pavilion of Xijiang River' and has been widely admired by visitors from all over the world. In terms of its height, overall size and architectural style, this pavilion is a prime example of such buildings for which China is justifiably famous.


Dragon and Tiger Mountain: Dragon and Tiger Mountain is a famous Taoism mountain with a long history. 16 km (about 9.94 miles) south of Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province, the mountain has been noted as the 'Residence of Celestials' and 'Blest Earthly Abode' because of its beautiful scenery. As a cradle land of Taoism, Dragon and Tiger Mountain has been regarded as a Holy Land to which many pilgrimages are made every year.


Shopping in Nanchang


Generally speaking capital cities can always provide visitors with a good range of shopping. Nanchang is no exception to this. Large and modern shopping departments, featured business streets and famous supermarkets can definitely meet your demands.


The main business streets in Nanchang can be found as Zhongshan Lu, Shengli Lu, Minde Lu, Xiangshan Lu and Bayi Dadao. Some of the streets still keep their original flavor to present visitors with their glistening history. What's more a street devoted specifically to the needs of women, known as Women Street here in Nanchang, needs a particular mention. This street mainly deals in various fashionable dresses, shoes and other items which certainly draw the attention of women. If you are a female visitor or if ever you travel with your female counterparts do remember to visit this street. It won't disappoint you.


Nanchang Food


Nanchang is also famous for its delicious food. The traditional cuisine is Nanchang Cuisine (Gan Cuisine), which plays a very important role in Chinese food culture. Other cuisines, like Sichuan Cuisine, Guangdong Cuisine, Hunan Cuisine, etc. can also be enjoyed in Nanchang.


Nanchang snacks are a must for all visitors. The best places to go to taste the genuine specialties such as Nanchang Rice Noodles and Shitou Jie Mahua are Ruzi Lu and Fuzhou Lu. There are also the fast food restaurant chains: KFC, McDonald's, etc. that will bring great convenience to your trip.


Nanchang Travel Guide


Nanchang Travel Tips 1: Transportation in Nanchang


By Air: It is located in Lehua Town, about 26 kilometers (about 11 miles) north of the downtown area.


By Train: Built in 1996, the Nanchang Railway Station is about three kilometers (about 1.9 miles) from the downtown area. Trains leave here for Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chongqing, Shenyang and other cities. Take the No.5, No.2, or No.9 public buses to get to the railway station.


By Long-distance Bus: The road system in Nanchang is fairly good. National roads No.105 from Beijing to Zhuhai, No.320 from Shanghai to Kunming, and No.316 from Fuzhou to Lanzhou intersect here making it very convenient to get in or out of Nanchang City. Major transport companies are the Chang'an Transport Company Limited, the Nanchang Long-distance Bus Station, and the Xufang Bus Station. Buses from the first two stations primarily leave for Nanjing, Shenzhen, Hefei and other cites outside Jiangxi Province; buses from Xufang Bus Station go to cities, towns and counties within Jiangxi Province.


By Water: Water routes in Nanchang consist of the Gan River, the Fu River, Elephant Lake, Qingshan Lake, and Aixi Lake. Nanchang Port is the biggest port on the Gan River and also the most important water transportation transfer point in Nanchang City. From Nanchang Port you can travel by yacht or the Jinggang Shan and Tengwang Pavilion passenger ships to visit Poyang Lake , Stone Bell Hill , Poyang Lake Bird Protection Area , Dagu Hill and other attractions.


By Taxi: Most taxis are the Volkswagon Santana model; some others are the Volkswagon Jetta or the Citroen.ZX. The flat rate fare is CNY 6 (CNY6.6 after 11:00 pm.) for the first two kilometers (about 1.2 miles) plus a distance surcharge of CNY2 for each extra kilometer.


By City Bus: There are over 40 city bus routes in Nanchang City. Almost all the attractions within the city can be reached by bus. Bus service operates from 6:00 in the morning to 7:30 in the evening. Generally speaking, the city bus fare is CNY1 for non-air-conditioned buses and CNY2 for air-conditioned buses.


China Travel in Nanchang: Best Time to Visit Nanchang


Nanchang has a subtropical humid monsoon climate, featuring long summer and winter, and short spring and autumn. It has abundant sunshine and the annual average temperature is 18 °C, with maximum temperature reaching 41°C and extreme minimum temperature dropping to -15°C. The annual rainfall is 1600-1700 mm.


Nanchang has four distinct seasons, with very hot summer and cold winter. Therefore, spring and autumn are the best times to visit Nanchang.

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