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....

Jiangxi in Nanchang

Lao San Yang

Promising to 'keep the real taste of Old Nanchang', this wildly popular no-frills restaurant has a youthful vibe, a Communist Revolutionary theme and a menu full of spicy Jiangxi deliciousness. The house...

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...

Bar in Nanchang

Helen's (Bayi Park)

Helen's large tables and booths fill with groups of young and well-heeled Chinese playing drinking games, smoking hookah pipes, dancing to hip-hop and house, and eating tasty snacks. It's dimly lit, very friendly...

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...

Jiangxi in Nanchang

Taste of Caimi

This clean, comfortable, air-con-cooled restaurant has large windows overlooking the street and a menu that includes Jiangxi specialities such as jiàng huáng niú ròu (酱黄牛肉, spicy stir-fried beef), lǎo huǒ mèn yā...

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...

Chinese in Nanchang

Bǎi Cǎo Xiāng

If having to choose from long, impenetrable menus is starting to make your head spin, consider seeking out this tiny, modern place that offers just three versions of one simple, filling dish: a meat pot with...

Street Food in Nanchang

Shengjinta Jie Snack Street

This modern recreation of an old snack street may be contrived, but it certainly won't leave you hungry. Its pedestrianised strip is lined with restaurants and noodle joints and dotted with snack stalls selling...

Chinese in Likeng

Guangming Teahouse

Serving some of the best food in Likeng, the charming Guangming Teahouse acts as an informal thoroughfare to the best photo spot in the village, perched above the village stream. It's a lovely spot to try the...

Jiangxi in Jingdezhen

Niu Gu Fen

Nevermind the fancy-pants places inside Ceramics Art Avenue: try some of the great-value no-frills restaurants opposite. Order the speciality niú gǔ fěn (牛骨粉, beef-rib noodles) at this place, for example, and...

Cafe in Wuyuan

Youshi Kafei

This modern, comfortable, 1st-floor cafe is the only place for miles that does freshly ground coffee, but it also does Western food (avocado sandwiches, salads, mini burgers, pizza) as well as beer and wine, and...

Jiangxi in Jingdezhen

8 Du Chufang

The most popular of numerous places to eat on this stretch, this modern restaurant serves Jiangxi specialities such as niúqi chōngtiān (牛气冲天, spicy beef claypot), xiāngcūn lǎodòufu (乡村老豆腐, village-style tofu) and...

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...

Noodles in Sanqing Shan

Lánzhōu Lāmiàn

The noodles at this tiny restaurant, located 100m left out of Yushan bus station, are pulled fresh while you wait, and there are more than 30 different types. There's a bunch of rice dishes on offer too, plus...

Cafe in Nanchang

Rive Gauche Arts Cafe

This Parisian-themed bar-cafe on busy Minde Lu is remarkably cool for a second-tier Chinese city. The owner has sourced antiques and bric-a-brac from across Europe to create an intimate, kooky venture where you...