Must-see attractions in Jiangxi

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Longhu Shan

    Billed as a natural Taoist wonderland, this beautiful national park is packed with family-centred entertainment – gentle raft rides, climbing shows,…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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.

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    Taoist Sanqing Temple

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

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    Dafu Mansion

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