Jiangxi

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Top ChoiceArts Centre in Jingdezhen

Sculpture Factory

This tree-lined street, and the pathways that branch off it, form a kind of porcelain-production arts district, which is a centre for contemporary ceramics in China. Some of the world's leading porcelain artists...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Longnan

Yànyì Wéi

The jewel in the crown of Jiangxi's wéi lóng wū, this fascinating, 350-year-old, four-storey structure is the tallest of a number of crumbling old fortified residences in the vicinity of the village of Yancun....

Arts Centre in Jingdezhen

Ceramics Art Avenue

This large, modern ceramics hub opened in 2016 with the aim of regenerating the city. Built on the site of an old 1950s ceramics factory it features multiple renovated red-brick industrial buildings, the largest...

Arts Centre in Jingdezhen

Sanbao International Ceramic Valley

About 2km or 3km south of the Sculpture Factory and Ceramics Art Avenue is a third ceramic arts district, known simply as San Bao (三宝), which is strung out for a couple of kilometres along a forested valley. Here...

Monument in Nanchang

Tengwang Pavilion

This nine-storey pagoda, now part of landscaped riverside grounds, is the city’s drawcard monument. It was first erected during Tang times, but destroyed and rebuilt no fewer than 29 times, most recently in 1989....

Mountain in Lushan

Lushan National Park

Venturing in any direction from the town of Lushan will take you into the wilds of one of the most ethereal environments in this province. The 300-sq-km Lushan National Park is best known for its strange rock...

Museum in Jingdezhen

Ancient Kiln and Folk Custom Museum

A bit like a living museum, this large, nicely landscaped site, known simply as Gǔ Yáo (古窑, Ancient Kiln), contains traditional porcelain-making equipment, including revived ancient kilns, and has teams of staff...

Mountain in Longnan

Wǔdāng Shān

Not to be confused with Hubei province's more famous and much larger Wudang Shan, and also known as Xiǎo Wǔdāng (小武当, Little Wudang), this group of spectacular, weathered sandstone peaks rewards an easy one-hour...

National Park in Jiangxi

Longhu Shan

Billed as a natural Taoist wonderland, this beautiful national park is packed with family-centred entertainment – gentle raft rides, climbing shows, miniature train, 3D cinema – but the real draw is its location...

Park in Nanchang

Bayi Park

A focal point for locals, and one of the most pleasant spots in town, this lakeside park attracts groups of Chinese, young and old, walking, dancing, singing and laughing the night away. Best enjoyed just after...

Historic Site in Longnan

Scenic Area of Guanxi Enclosed House

For a taste of the theme-park version of Jiangxi's wéi lóng wū, head to the prosaically named Scenic Area of Guanxi Enclosed House. Until just a few years ago, villagers used to live among the historic buildings...

Taoist Site in Longhu Shan

Residence of the Celestial Masters

This is the largest and best-preserved temple in the area. It was originally built in the Song dynasty, thoroughly renovated in the Qing dynasty and then again in the 1990s. The oldest building still standing is...

Hill in Longhu Shan

Elephant’s Trunk Hill

Close to Longhu Shan’s main entrance, this is the first stop you’ll reach if you catch the miniature train. Here you can hike a loop past rock formations and rebuilt temples, then descend to the river from where...

Historic Building in Nanchang

Shengjin Pagoda

This rebuilt, 58m-tall Tang-dynasty pagoda can't be climbed, but is attractive, and surrounded by other recently reconstructed features (an outdoor stage, a small garden, a huge bronze bell) to create a pleasant...

Waterfall in Lushan

Sandiequan Waterfall

The three-tiered waterfall inside Lushan National Park is a highlight and just reward for hikers. The ascent of 1600m will test your knees, but press on to the top (or take the cable car) for tremendous, misty...

Buddhist Site in Nanchang

Youmin Temple

Once hidden down a knot of alleyways, this large still-active, yellow-walled temple is now the centrepiece of a newly landscaped area immediately north of Bayi Park. The temple was heavily damaged during the...

Mountain in Sanqing Shan

Nanqing Garden

Sanqing Shan's main summit area is known as Nanqing Garden, and includes a looping trail that wends beneath strange pinnacles and connects the southern and eastern sections.

Museum in Jingdezhen

Imperial Kiln Museum

Relocated and rebuilt, this 'Imperial Kiln' site doesn't have a kiln, but there's a modest porcelain museum and a rebuilt pagoda you can climb.

Taoist Site in Sanqing Shan

Taoist Sanqing Temple

Established during the Ming dynasty, this is one of the few Taoist temples in Jiangxi to have survived the Cultural Revolution.

Historic Building in Likeng

Dafu Mansion

This former Qing governor residence is a fine example of the period. Pay special attention to the doorway and entrance gate.