Jiangxi Travel Guide

Jiangxi Travel Guide


Jiangxi province is situated in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Jiangxi Province is bordering Zhejiang Province and Fujian Province to the east, adjacent to Guangdong Province in the south, Hunan Province in the north, with Yangtze River surging forward.Jiangxi got the name during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) and because the Gan River runs through this Jiangxiprovince from north to south, it is also called Gan for short. 

Facts of Jiangxi Province:

English Name: Jiangxi
Chinese Name: 江西 ( Jiang Xi )
Abbreviation: 赣 (Gan)
Capital: Nanchang
Location: in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
Area:1,669,000 square kilometers 

Population (2015): 40,8 million                                                                                     


Tourism Cities in Jiangxi

  • Ji'an

  • Xinyu

  • Pingxiang

  • Yichun


History of Jiangxi

The exploitation history of Jiangxi can be dated from 10,000 years ago, verified by the cultural relic unearthed during recent research. Jiangxi Province initially exerted its administrative function during Han dynasty (202 B.C.-220A.D.). In the year of 291, it was transferred into Jiang Zhou, with Jiangxi Region remained as the original county. During Sui Dynasty (510-618), as "Zhou" was descended into the level with "county", Jiangxi region is divided into 7 counties and 24 districts, which was enlarged into 8 Zhou and 37 Counties by the dynasty of Tang. 
During the dynamic period of Five Dynasties, Jiangxi region was under the jurisdiction of Wu and Tang dynasty respectively. As the executive secretariat was established during Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Jiangxi took the administration of 13 Roads including Longxing, Ji'an, Nankang, Ganzhou, Jianchang, Jiangzhou, Nan'an, Ruizhou and so forth, 2 independent prefectures, 48 couties and 16 county-level prefectures. 
It was not until the republican era did the former Prefecture, Zhou and Office totally transfer into County without exception, when Jiangxi Province held the administrative power of 81 counties. 


What to see in Jiangxi ?

Lushan MountainJiangxi province is a showcase for natural beauty. Visitors will find it hard to leave its beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers. 

Poyang Lake : It is not only the biggest fresh water lake in China, but also the largest winter habitat for white cranes. When winter approaches, about 2,800 white cranes will migrate to Poyang Lake to spend their winter. What a spectacular sight! 

Lushan Mountain: On the east side of Poyang lake is Mt. Lushan, a wonderful summer resort with its lush mountains, enveloping clouds and mists, rapid streams and numerous deep pools and waterfalls. Mysterious and enchanting sceneries nestle in its secluded valleys and deep ravines. Sudongpo, a well-known poet of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), in honor of the 'Cloud Sea' of Mt. Lushan for its ever - changing mist, wrote, 'The failure to get a real perspective of the mountain only results in the fact that you are right in the midst of it'. 

JingdezhenJinggangshan: It is one of the top Red-tour destinations of China, which enjoys a dual reputation. It is more widely known as the cradle of the Chinese revolution rather than for its natural beauty, which is, in fact, comparable to the more famous Lu Shan.

The highlight of Jiangxi travel should be Jingdezhen, which is known as the 'Capital of Porcelain' in China. Ceramics were produced here as early as 1,800 years ago in the Eastern Han Dynasty. Today, Jingdezhen remains a national center for porcelain production. While in this ancient town, visitors can visit many pottery factories and ancient kiln sites. In addition, Jiangxi is one of the ancient tea-producing areas. The Black Tea produced in Ningzhou City and the Green Tea produced in Wuyuan City are well-known throughout the country.


When to visit Jiangxi ? 

Located in the southern region of China, Jiangxi enjoys a relative long and warm spring, characterized by a flighty weather and heavier rainfall compared with other region in China. It includes a dry and hot summer which usually lasted from July to October, and a warm winter with a short period of frost, which is particular true of the condition in recent years. The narrow landscape of Jiangxi Province has also featured the region with a climatic distinction between southern and northern area, whereas given an overall view, the region will be concluded as warm and sunny. 
The annual mean temperature of Jiangxi Province is approximately 18℃ (64.4°F), and the northeastern region is a little bit lower than southwestern region including Fuzhou, south Ji'an, and the middle course of Xin River. Regions near the southern basin involves the highest annual mean temperature of 19-20℃.

Jiangxi has a warm and humid climate with cold springs and winters, hot summers and dry autumns thus accounting for its four distinct seasons. So the best time to visit Jiangxin is in Spring, Atumn and early Winter.


How to get there?

Jiangxi Province includes an advanced transportation network combined with airway, railway and highway. 
Airways- Changbei International Airport, located in Nanchang, is one of the most bustling airports in Asian region which serves as the hub for international travel service as well as freight transport. In addition, there are 4 aviations designed for civil usage located in Ganzhou, Jiujiang, Jingdezhen and Jinggangshan, Jiangxi Province, and according to recent estimation, the Golden Airport in Ganzhou is expected to be the first experimental airport for sub-line development. 
Rail ways- Major railways in Jiangxi include Line Beijing-Jiujiang, Line Zhejiang-Ganzhou, Line Wuhu-Guixi, Line Yingtan-Xiamen, Wuhan-Jiujiang, as well as combined with sub-lines of Line Hengfeng-Nanpingnan, Xiangtang-Le'an, Fenyi-Wenzhu and so forth. 
Highways- The highway in Jiangxi Province is crossing, with lines departing from center Nanchang to all directions, including Jiujiang in the north, Ganzhou in the south, Pingxiang in the west, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai in the east. Highways of Jiujiang-Jingdezhen, Jingdezhen-Wuyuan and Wuhan-Ji'an have been opened up as well. Besides, 6 national lines have also linked the southern and northern region of Jiangxi Province. 


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