She is the renowned historic and cultural city hailed by Tang Dynasty poet Wang Bo as "a treasure trove of natural beauty" and home to "heroes and prodigies." She is rightfully hailed as a heroic city for the pivotal Nanchang Uprising of 1927. Traversed by the Gan River, this green city is framed by verdant mountains and dotted with lakes - a true "water city." As the old Nanchang saying goes: "Seven gates and nine provinces, eighteen slopes, three lakes and nine harbors connecting Gan and Poyang." Dubbed the "Green Pearl" along the Beijing-Kowloon Railway, Nanchang charms with natural and historical richness.
At the city heart is People's Square - the bustling center ideal for shopping, leisure and sightseeing. Emerging Honggutan New District holds the giant Nanchang Star ferris wheel and iconic Autumn Water Square.
Wherever you explore, heroic history and abundant greenery beckon in Nanchang. Discover revolutionary sites, lakeside vistas, teahouses and gardens for a well-rounded experience in this charming Gan River city.
Best Travel TimeThe best travel time for Nanchang is spring and autumn. In the spring of Nanchang (March May), the rainfall is concentrated, and everything is reviving. The mountains and waters are beautiful, and the crowd is full of beauty. The scenery is breathtaking, making people linger and forget to leave. If you want to see the charm of Nanchang's "garden city", spring is the best time to travel. In summer (June August), the temperature is relatively high. At this time, one can choose to go to Xianghu and Meiling to avoid the heat. In autumn (September November), the weather is clear and refreshing, and Nanchang is adjacent to Poyang Lake. Every year, a large number of migratory birds come here to overwinter, making the scene very spectacular. The famous poet Wang Bo of the Tang Dynasty praised him as saying, "The sunset and solitary ducks fly together, and the autumn water grows in the same color. Although the migration season for migratory birds is from October to March of the following year, the best time for bird watching in Poyang Lake is November; From Nanchang to the bird watching area of Wucheng, there are cruise ships traveling every day, which is very convenient; At this time, it is necessary to pay attention to cold and rain protection when traveling to Nanchang. In winter (December February), there are occasional blizzards, with the coldest approaching minus 10 ℃.
Archaeological evidence confirms human activity in Lianyungang's ancient Mount Qushan and present-day Mount Jinping area as early as 10,000 years ago. In 1959 and 1978, the oldest Paleolithic sites in southeast China were discovered at Erjian and Daxian Village with clear stratigraphic layers. Mount Jinping has 19 Neolithic sites, with Erjian being one of China's earliest farming areas.
The 20-meter long, 10-meter wide "General Cliff Painting" discovered in 1979 was appraised by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage as "an extremely important cultural relic and rare major discovery, the earliest 'book' in China."
The Donghan era art treasure "Kongwang Mountain Grottoes Statues" are the earliest Buddhist grotto statues in China, 100-200 years earlier than the Dunhuang Grottoes, and protected at the national level.
The area is also steeped in history, with attractions related to Confucius' sea gazing, Emperor Qin's inspections, and famous poets and officials like Tao Yuanming, Li Bai, Su Dongpo, Shen Kuo, Li Qingzhao, Wu Cheng'en, Li Ruzhen, Wu Jingzi, Lin Zexu, Zhu Ziqing and more.