Nanchang Tourism

Nanchang is the capital of the Jiangxi Province in China. It is a city with great political importance for the Chinese because of the Nanchang Uprising of 1927 when the communists rose up against the Nationalist Party of China. It came to be known as the Heroes’ city.

Nanchang first became a part of China during the Qin dynasty that lasted from 221 BC to 206 BC. When the Han dynasty took over, the city was officially named Nanchang which means ‘southern flourishing’ and became an administrative seat in 201 BC. By 763 AD, it became the provincial centre of Jiangxi. The city grew rapidly and by the 12th century it became the most populous province in China. Consequently, the city changed hands between many dynasties, and by the 18th century, its importance waned. In the 19th century, the city had very little industry apart from food processing and thus, the decision was made to industrialise it. Now, it is a large-scale producer of cotton textiles and cotton yarn and now, is a major player in the paper making business. It is also a minor centre of the automotive industry in China.

Nanchang makes an interesting entry in your vacation planner with its 2000 year old history and political significance in China’s revolutionary movement: one of the reasons why tourism has grown in the city over the last few years. It is an important historical and cultural centre well worth your time. The city also has four beautiful artificial lakes inside the city: the North, South, East and West Lakes. Most travellers simply pass through to see other parts of the Jiangxi countryside, but we say that this powerhouse of a city with its strong people and majestic sights should definitely be a part of your itineraries. 

Essential travel information and Nanchang tips for your visit

  • Taxis have additional surcharge of 20 per cent if you travel at night.
  • Bring raincoats, umbrellas and make sure you have shoes that don’t skid. 
  • Know the pollution level of Nanchang before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 83.33 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Nanchang for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nanchang.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety Index 89.22 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 88.79 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.41 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.54 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.34 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nanchang

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.64 USD

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