Jiangxi Province, “Gan” for short, is located in the south riverbank of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, in southeast of China. The province has its name after the Jiangnanxi Circuit established by Emperor Xuanzong of Tang in AD 733. Meanwhile, the Ganjiang River consisting of Zhang River and Gong River crosses the territory of Jiangxi Province, so Jiangxi Province is called Gan for short because of this geographical fact. Jiangxi has two national famous historical and cultural cities such as Nanchang and Jingdezhen.
Overall, the province can be divided into five tourist regions: Triangle Tourist Region in North Jiangxi, Tourist Region in West Jiangxi, Tourist Region in South Jiangxi, and Tourist Region in East and Northeast Jiangxi. However, there are four national scenic spots including Lushan Mountain, Jinggang Mountain, Sanqing Mountain, and Longhu Mountain. The Jiangxi Province has a long history and numerous famous mountains, temples, and colorful lakes. Lushan Mountain, the famous summer resort, is located in the south of Jiujiang. The Jinggang Mountain, Sanqing Mountain, and Longhu Mountain are well known around the world. Jinggang Mountain, for example, was the cradle of the Chinese revolution.
The Donglin Temple in the northwest of Lushan Mountain (constructed in 381 AD) is the cradle of Pure Land School of Chinese Buddhism. Gantang Lake in the downtown area consists of spring water from Lushan Mountain where the water is green and the scenery is beautiful. The Yanshui Pavilion in the lake has the architecture from the beginning of the 9th century.
Jiangxi has 11 national key cultural relic protection sites, and 2,406 provincial scenic spots and scenic areas. In addition, it has Poyang Lake National Reserve. National key cultural relic protection sites include Shangrao Concentration Camp and Goose Lake Academy in Qianshan and Xin Qiji’s Tomb in Qianshan of Song Dynasty.
The characteristic tours in Jiangxi Province mainly include: Chinese Porcelain Archaeological Tour, Former Residences of Cultural Celebrities Tour, Revolutionary Tradition Investigation Tour, and Taoist Pilgrimage Tour.
Featured city/destination: Nanchang