Nanchang City

The name Nanchang itself suggests some important facts about the city, in Chinese Nanchang suggests "a prosperous south part of China", which clearly reveals the agricultural prosperity of the place. It was not just China's communist birthplace but being almost 2200 years old it still captures the remnants of the Tang and Song dynasties which ruled from here.
As such it culturally, historically and also economically significant. Capital of Jiangxi province, Nanchang city, covers a total area of 70 square kilometers with 111 million citizens residing in this capital city. Built as early as 201 B.C. The city gained stature and significance during the Tang and Song dynasties. In history Nanchang is most famous, or in some cases infamous, as the birthplace of one of history's most significant landmarks, the Chinese People's Liberation Army .

The city enjoys a somewhat unusual climate with spring being a combination of both warm and rainy weather, summers are hot but autumns are generally dry. Nanchang also enjoys beautiful snowfall during the winters. The city houses numerous significant and historical tourist attractions and some of them like the Memorial Hall of the August 1st Nanchang Uprising, the People's Square, August 1 st Park, Qingyunpu and Tengwang Tower have become the landmarks of the city. In fact, all the major tourist attractions in the city are related to history, out of which most trace the beginnings of the Chinese People's Liberation Party. The Civil War had destroyed most of the city's important landmarks including the prestigious Tengwang Pavilion. The city also stands witness to the Nanchang Uprising in 1927 and the Battle of Nanchang in 1929.

Some of the attractions of the city without which it would be impossible to know the city are : 
  • Tengwang Pavilion : Lying on the shore of the Kan river this tower hoses a total of 3 structures which are called Yellow Crane Tower and the Yueyang Pavilion. It is one of the structures which raises China's cultural importance in the world and is most notable today as a site where literature was nurtured. Built in 654 A.D. By Tengwang of the Tang dynasty its tryst with men of letters began when the eminent poet called Wang Bo inscribed the “Essay on Tengwang Pavilion” on its pillars. It faced its highest tragedy at the hands of fire which broke out here in 1926 during the war between the Northern warlords. Rebuilt in 1989 the modern structure has become even more splendid. Today eminent works of significant men of letters embellish the columns of the pavilion.

  • Headquarters of the August 1st Uprising : Located in downtown Nanchang, it became significant in history on August 1, 1927, when Communist Party of China leaders Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, He Long, Ye Ting, Lu Bocheng and some others organized the Nanchang Uprising. This headquarter was a witness to several important meetings. A knowledge of the uprising can be gained from the inscriptions on the pillars of the structure.

  • Shengjin Pagoda : Another architectural wonders of the Tang dynasty the oiginal pagoda was built in 904A.D and 907A.D and the current structure dates back to 1713 when it was rebuilt by the Qing dynasty. Made of wood and brick this pagoda allows a scenic view of the city when one is atop it. Tallest among the ancient structures in Nanchang it is also one of the most beautiful.

  • Jiangxi Museum : It is basically a storehouse of ancient relics from all the dynasties that had at any point of time used Nanchang as the metropolitan city. Exquisite Pottery are its main draw.

Last Updated on: October 10th, 2017