Jiangxi, also called "Gan" for short, is one of China's inland provinces. It is located in the southeastern part of the country, on the southern bank of the Yangtze River. It borders Zhejiang and Fujian in the east, Guangdong in the south, Hunan in the west and Hubei and Anhui in the north, covering a total area of 166,900 sq km.
Jiangxi has a sub-tropical climate, warm and humid. It has a mean annual temperature of 16-20 degree centigrade, increasing from north to south, and a mean annual precipitation of 1,300-200 mm. Nanchang is one of the hottest cities in China.
Jiangxi has beautiful landscapes with green mountains and clear waters. The major scenic spots include: Mount Lushan, Jinggang Mountain, Longhu (Dragon and Tiger) Mountain, Sanqing Mountain, Poyang Lake, and the cities of Nanchang and Jingdezhen.
Mount Lushan has been listed as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. Together with Jinggang and Sanqing mountains, it offers charming peaks and quiet valleys.
Guifeng Peak and Dragon Palace are noted for their precipitous cliffs and deep caves. The landscapes of Poyang Lake and Ganjiang River are attractive while ancient temples at Longhu Mountain, Qingyuan and Donglin attract visitors with unique religious architectures.
Other scenic attractions or sites of historical interest include Tengwang Tower, Bajing Terrace, the former residences of historical nobilities in Linchuan and Jiujiang, headquarters of the Red Army on Jinggang Mountain, Memorial Museum of Nanchang Uprising and Ruijin, the first capital of the Communist administration in China.
The northern Jiangxi triangle tourism zone comprising Nanchang, Lushan Mountain, Jiujiang, Poyang Lake and Longhu Mountain is one of the 14 major international tour routes in China. The province has 11 cultural relics put under state protection and 2,406 of its scenic spots or tourism areas have been registered as major provincial projects.
Transportation of Jiangxi depends greatly on its comprehensive networks of railroads, superhighways and waterways. Nanchang, the provincial capital, is the region's heart.
By air: Changbei Airport in Nanchang is a modern international air hub located north of the city. Flights to 29 major cities in China, including Hongkong, are available weekly, some daily. In addition, Jiangxi has other civilian airports in Ganzhou with flights to Guangzhou (1hour), Nanchang (1.5hours), Shanghai Pudong (4.5hours) and Xiamen (1.5hours) available. Jingdezhen has flight to Beijing (2.5hours), Guangzhou (1.5hours) and Shanghai Pudong (1hour).Charted flights to Jiujiang and Ji'an are also available.
By Train: Jiangxi has an advanced railroad network. Nanchang is the only provincial capital on the Beijing-Kowloon line. Other major lines include the Hangzhou-Nanchang line, the Nanjing-Nanchang line, the Yingtan-Xiamen line and the Wuhan-Jiujiang line. There are trains available from Nanchang to Guangzhou (15hours), Shanghai (12hours), as well as several cities in Jiangxi, including Jiujiang (1.5hours) and Ji'an (4hours).
By Bus: The superhighway infrastructure in Jiangxi is well developed. The Jiujiang-Nanchang (less than 2 hours) Grade One National superhighway and Jiujiang-Jingdezhen (less than 2hours) superhighway have been completed. There are also six National highways linking Jiangxi with Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, Anhui, Hunan, and Hubei.
By Boat: Jiangxi is known locally as the "water country", a result of the four river branch network, the river's Gan and Xin longitudinally, and the Yangzi and the Chang flowing latitudinally. These rivers, along with the large Poyang Lake (Poyang hu), are still used as useful modes of transporting goods and people. Jiujiang remains a major freshwater port city, and ferries from a number of cities and towns in the province can still take you on the Yangtze as far as Wuhan (12hrs), Nanjing (24hrs) and even Shanghai (around 50hrs).
Main Cities of Jiangxi
Yingtan City lies in the northeast of Jiangxi Province, in the middle and low...
Nanchang is located in the northern part of Jiangxi Province of which it is t...
Jiujiang is located at the joint of the Yangtze River and Beijing-Kowloon Rai...
Fuzhou is in the eastern region of Jiangxi Province, bordering Nanchang, Ying...
Jingdezhen has a long history and a magnificent culture. It crouches on the s...