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Jiangxi Travel Guide

Jiangxi Travel Guide 2024

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Jiangxi is an inland province situated in the southeastern part of China with its capital city being Nanchang. It borders Zhejiang to the northeast, Anhui to the northwest, Fujian to the east, Guangdong to the south, and Hunan to the west.

Though a less-known province, Jiangxi has its charm. No matter you are a nature lover or a Chinese history and culture lover, there are some tourist spots that meet your interests, such as 5 UNESCO World Heritages (Sanqing Mountain, Gui Peak, Wuyi Mountain, Mount Lu, Longhu Mountain). Some of them are World Geoparks (Sanqing Mountain, Mount Lu, Longhu Mountain, Wugong Mountain) suitable for hiking. You can also explore informative ceramic culture in the porcelain capital Jingdezhen, or visit Wuyuan with the title of the most beautiful countryside in China. Jiangxi will not let you down.

Why Visit Jiangxi Province

  • World-famous Jingdezhen - Jingdezhen is a world-famous porcelain capital with a history of thousands of years. Visiting different ceramic museums, you will unveil the secret of the porcelain-making process, learning how ancient craftsmen fire porcelain.
  • Green Landscape Homeland - Jiangxi owns 4 World Geoparks including Mount Lu, Sanqing Mountain (Sanqingshan), Longhu Mountain, and Wugong Mountain. All the mountains have their distinctive features. The magnificent mountain views welcome tourists all year round.
  • The Most Beautiful Countryside Wuyuan - Wuyuan is famous for its vast rapeseed flowers (Mar. to Apr.) and multicolored Shai Qiu scenery in Autumn (Jun. to Aug.). Praised as the most beautiful countryside in China, ancient villages featuring Hui-style architecture in Wuyuan are time-honored and tranquil, surrounded by beautiful flowers, clear waters, and lush mountains.
  • Jiangxi Food and Tea - Jiangxi cuisine is featured with spicy with its bold use of chili peppers. There are also many different kinds of noodles with distinctive flavors such as Nanchang mixed rice noodles, Jingdezhen cold rice noodles, ox bone rice noodles, etc. Apart from food, Lushan Yunwu Tea is also famous nationwide.
  • Rich Jiangxi Culture - Jiangxi culture is diverse and multifaced, leaving a large amount of cultural legacy which inspire generations of Chinese people, including landscape culture, porcelain culture, academy culture, traditional opera culture, merchant culture, traditional Chinese medicine culture, etc.
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Top Travel Destinations in Jiangxi

Jiangxi Province has not many popular tourist destinations, but there are still some characteristic places worth a visit. Among these Jiangxi tourist destinations, Jingdezhen is the top one you can’t miss where you can learn about porcelain knowledge and experience the joy of making pottery handicrafts. Wuyuan is also recommended to add to your travel destination list if you plan to start a flower-viewing trip.

Nanchang Travel

Nanchang

Shangrao Travel

Shangrao

Top Attractions in Jiangxi

As a developing province, Jiangxi maintains a good ecological environment. It boasts a rich tapestry of natural landscapes, including lush mountains and expansive lakes. 4 World Geoparks are located in Jiangxi province. Besides, cultural and historical sites are also numerous which witness the history of China.

Mount Lu
Mount Lu

Mount Lu is a nation-famous mountain and a World Geopark for its breathtaking waterfalls. Famous poets such as Li Bai and Su Shi also marvel at Mount Lu, writing masterpieces to praise its grandeur, strangeness, steepness, and elegance.

Wugong Mountain
Wugong Mountain

Wugong Mountain is newly listed as a World Geopark in 2024 and a hiking paradise. With a vast alpine meadow, it attracts numerous tourists to climb up to its Golden Summit and enjoy the awe-inspiring mountain view, the ancient altar groups, and crystal waterfalls.

Wangxian Valley
Wangxian Valley

Wangxian Valley is praised as a real-life version of a fantasy world. It is worth a visit for its rugged canyons, mystical waters spectacular waterfalls, cliffside accommodations, and ancient town streets. Its night view is stunning and attracts photographers to leave a good memory and pictures.

Sanqing Mountain
Sanqing Mountain

Sanqing Mountain is a sacred Taoist mountain and an ideal place to spend a resort vacation. Immersing in the tranquil atmosphere, tourists can escape from the bustling life and breathe the fresh air, appreciating strange stones, crystal waterfalls, ancient pines, colorful azaleas, and various Taoist buildings.

Longhu Mountain

Longhu Mountain

Longhu Mountain is a UNESCO-recognized World Geopark for its unique Danxia landform, featuring red glutenite, majestic peaks, and deep gorges. It also was once the residence of the famous Taoist master Zhang Daoling and honored as a center of Taoism.

Tengwang Pavillion

Tengwang Pavillion

Tengwang Pavillion was built in the Tang Dynasty and has undergone several times of reestablishment and renovation. It is renowned for its elegant design and beautiful natural surroundings. A Tribute to the Tengwang Pavilion written by Wang Bo (王勃) in the early Tang Dynasty made the pavilion well-known.

Nanchang Relic Museum for Haihun Principality of Han Dynasty

Nanchang Relic Museum for Haihun Principality of Han Dynasty

This museum can date from at least 63 B.C. to the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty. It is the largest, best-preserved, and most complete of the typical Han Dynasty capital settlement sites found in China. More than 10,000 pieces (sets) of precious cultural relics including gold, bronze, and bamboo slips were unearthed.

Jiangxi Provincial Museum

Jiangxi Provincial Museum

Jiangxi Provincial Museum brings together precious historical relics and ancient art masterpieces found all over Jiangxi and is the museum with the largest collection of cultural relics in the province. The total number of collections is 60,437 pieces/sets.

Rich Jiangxi Culture

Visiting Jiangxi, you will be immersed in its profound and various culture as well. Jiangxi culture includes porcelain culture, landscape culture, traditional opera culture, academy culture, etc. If you are interested in porcelain culture, Jingdezhen boasts numerous museums which tell the story of ceramic history.

Porcelain Culture

Porcelain Culture

Porcelain is a symbol of China and many high-quality ceramic products have been exported from China to other countries and regions from ancient times. These exquisite china show the artistic pursuit and life wisdom of Chinese people.

Landscape Culture
Landscape Culture

Jiangxi landscape culture is deeply rooted in its abundant natural resources and scenic landscapes, which have inspired generations of poets such as Li Bai(李白), Su Shi(苏轼), Wang Bo(王勃), etc. They created widely well-known masterpieces to resonate with the love of landscapes.

Traditional Opera Culture
Traditional Opera Culture

Gan Opera is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera featuring its melodious tune and Gan Dialect. Anhui opera also developed in Wuyuan and influenced the formation of the Peking Opera. If you come to Jiangxi, it’s a great choice to appreciate a traditional opera performance.

Academy Culture
Academy Culture

Traveling in Jiangxi, tourists can feel the good learning atmosphere since there are lots of ancient academies. Among them, White Deer Cave Academy in Jiujiang is the most prominent and one of the top four academies in China.

Special Jiangxi Activities

Apart from hitting the major attractions in Jiangxi, tourists can also take part in special activities to feel the charm of Jiangxi. Hiking in the World Geoparks will be an unforgettable experience. Making a pottery souvenir by yourself is meaningful. Collect the life moments with China Discovery!

Wugong Mountain Hiking
Hiking

In Jiangxi, there are 4 World Geoparks where you can have an amazing hiking tour including Mount Lu, Sanqing Mountain (Sanqingshan), Wugong Mountain, and Longhu Mountain. These mountains offer tourists distinctive mountain views of different four seasons.

Making Porcelain Handicrafts
Making Porcelain Handicrafts

Visiting porcelain museums may be not enough for some Chinese culture lovers when they travel to Jingdezhen. Tourists can also make pottery handicrafts themselves to learn about porcelain knowledge and get special souvenirs.

Jiangwan Village
Exploring Ancient Village

Jiangxi is a less-developed place with a good ecological environment. For tourists who want to escape from bustling life to relax in a tranquil and peaceful life, Jiangxi will be an ideal option. Wuyuan will feast tourists' eyes with a vast sea of rapeseed flowers and bring peace to hearts.

Jiangxi Weather - Best Time to Visit Jiangxi

Jiangxi Weather

Jiangxi belongs to the subtropical monsoon humid climate featuring distinctive four seasons. Summer is generally hot and humid, with an average temperature of 28.8 ℃ in the hottest month July. Winters are relatively mild and cold, with temperatures averaging around 8 ℃ in the coldest month of January. Spring and autumn are the pleasant seasons of the year with more sunny days and moderate temperatures.

Best Time to Visit Jiangxi:

March to October are more proper to discover the amazing Jiangxi, including Jingdezhen, Shangrao, Nanchang, Jiujiang, etc. because of the comfortable weather. When planning a trip to Jiangxi, it is better to stagger some minor vocations in China including the Spring Festival, May Day Holiday, National Day, etc. to avoid crowdedness.

Helpful Links: Jingdezhen Weather & Best Time to Visit

 

Jiangxi Transportation

Jingdezhen North Railway Station Jingdezhen Railway Station

How to Get to Jiangxi

Jiangxi is a landlocked province in China with a well-developed traffic system. Visitors can easily get there by flight, train, coach, car, etc. from major tourist destinations. Flight and train are the most popular ways to visit it. Jingdezhen and Shangrao are the busiest transportation hubs.

By Flight: Jiangxi owns 7 airports in total, including Jingdezhen Luojia Airport, Shangrao Sanqingshan Airport, Jiujiang Lushan Airport, Nanchang Changbei International Airport, Ganzhou Huangjin Airport, Yichun Mingyueshan Airport, and Jinggangshan Airport.

Nanchang Changbei International Airport and Jingdezhen Luojia Airport are the hottest chosen airports for flights to Jiangxi. Only Nanchang Changbei International Airport has international flights. Domestic flights are abundant from and to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Chengdu, etc.

By Train:Taking a train is another very convenient way for tourists. Apart from Nanchang, the provincial capital city, Jingdezhen, Shangrao, Jiujiang, etc. are also well connected by railway with other destinations in China.

How to Get Around in Jiangxi

It is quite efficient to travel between two cities in Jiangxi by train or car. Some destinations are not very far from each other, tourists can choose to take a car to travel between their favored scenic spots. It only takes about 2 hours to travel between Jingdezhen and Wuyuan by car, and about 2.5 hours between Jingdezhen and Sanqing Mountain.

Helpful Links: Jingdezhen Transportation

Where to Stay in Jiangxi

Jiangxi Travel

The best places to stay in Jiangxi vary according to your specific itinerary. Usually, all the popular tourist places in Jiangxi like Jingdezhen and Shangrao offer lots of hotels ranging from 3-star to 5-star. There are also thematic hotels with local specialties. Jingdezhen is a must for your Jiangxi tour. If you travel to Jingdezhen, you can stay in a hotel with a porcelain theme to experience ceramic culture. If you want to spend a relaxing summer vacation on Mount Lu, a luxury resort hotel is a great choice to enjoy the beautiful mountain view.

Where to stay in Jingdezhen: downtown Jingdezhen (People’s Square area), Fuliang Ancient Town area, Museum area, Taoxichuan Creative art area, and Jingdezhen North Railway Station area.

Helpful Links: Jingdezhen Accommodation

 

Jiangxi Maps

We have collected some useful Jiangxi maps including Jiangxi Attractions Map, Jingdezhen Attractions Map, and Wuyuan Tourist Map to help you get a better understanding of Jiangxi location and plan a better Jiangxi tour easily, You can visit Jingdezhen Maps for more detailed information.

Jiangxi Attractions Map

Jiangxi Attractions Map

Jingdezhen Attractions Map

Jingdezhen Attractions Map

Wuyuan Tourist Map

Wuyuan Tourist Map

 

Other Popular Destinations in China

China is vast and diverse. You can choose your favorite destinations among more than 70 tourist destination and regions, like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, etc. Following are 8 popular destinations you may get interested in. Check all destinations in China.

Chinese Name: 江西

Chinese Pinyin:[jiāng xī]

Language: Mandarin

Tel Code: 0791

Zip Code: 330000

Time Zone: (UTC+8)

Plan Your Jiangxi Tour

Jiangxi is a great destination blessed with abundant natural resources and historical sites, which is worth visiting for many days. Most travelers usually plan 2~7 days to catch the best highlights there. If you have 2~3 days, you can choose Jingdezhen and Wuyuan to have a porcelain and beautiful village tour. If you have 4~5 days, Jingdezhen and Mount Lu would be great since tourists not only appreciate porcelain culture but also enjoy natural landscapes. If you have about 7 days, it’s a nice choice to add other hot destinations in Jiangxi according to your interests.

Lots of tourists planning to Jiangxi also prefer to travel to nearby popular destinations like Huangshan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, etc. for more essences of nature and Chinese history. If it’s your first time to China, you can’t miss top destinations like Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, and Yangtze River. All our tours can be customized according to your interests, time, physical condition, budget, and special requirements. Please contact us to help you plan your Jiangxi Tour.

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