Known simply as Rao, Shangrao lies in northeastern Jiangxi province, bordering Zhejiang to the east, Fujian to the south, and Anhui to the north. Situated at the intersection of the Yangtze River Delta, Western Taiwan Straits, and Poyang Lake economic zones, Shangrao is Jiangxi's foremost connection to the Yangtze River Delta region.
A quintessential land of fish and rice in Southern China, Shangrao has long been hailed as a "land of abundance and ecology" and "crossroads of eight directions". During the Tang Dynasty, Shangrao gained fame as a foremost tourist destination, drawing officials, intellectuals, and poets who left extensive travel notes and lyrical tributes to its scenic mountains and landmarks.
Today, visitors continue to flock to Shangrao's bountiful green landscapes, red revolutionary sites, ancient cultural relics, and blue freshwater lakes. Highlights include Wuyuan's stunning rapeseed flowers, the fantastical peaks and waterfalls of the Daoist Sanqing Mountains, awe-inspiring Turtle Peak, and the colorful Rainbow Bridge.