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*Nanchang

Pavilion of Prince Teng

The Pavilion of Prince Teng was first built by Li Yuanying in 653 AD. As the landmark of Nanchang, the Pavilion of Prince Teng is one of the Three Great Towers of southern China. The main architectural structure is in Song dynasty wooden style, showing the magnificence of the Pavilion. 



Qiushui Square

 Qiushui Square is located on the coast of the Ganjiang River opposite the famous Pavilion of Prince Teng. Once night falls, the square comes alive with colorful flashing lights, couples walking hand in hand and laughing, frolicking children. Every night the musical fountain has two spectacular 25-minute shows. Jets of water can reach as high 100 meters. On one side of the square, there is a Taiwan-style Snack Street and a children's playground. While enjoying the musical fountain's show, visitors can also enjoy the beauty of the Pavilion of Prince Teng on the opposite bank. It is one of the greatest representations of a leisurely, relaxing life in Nanchang.



*Other attractions in Jiangxi Province:

The Jinggang Mountains

The Jinggang Mountains are a mountain range of the Luoxiao Mountains System, in the border region of Jiangxi and Hunan Provinces. The range's massif consists of a number of thickly forested parallel ridges. The main settlement is at Ciping, which is surrounded by five villages whose literal meanings are Big Well, Little Well, Middle Well, Lower Well, and Upper Well. The Jinggang Mountains is known as the birthplace of the Chinese Red Army, predecessor of the People's Liberation Army and the "cradle of the Chinese revolution".



Mount Sanqing

 Mount Sanqing is a renowned Taoist sacred mountain located in Jiangxi Province. Sanqing means the "Three Pure Ones" in Chinese as Mount Sanqing is made up of three main summits: Yujing, Yushui, and Yuhua, representing the Taoist trinity. A Chinese phrase “三峰峻拔、如三清列坐其巅” (“Three steep peaks, like the Three Pure Ones sit the summits”) explains why it was named San Qing. Amongst the three hills, the Yujing hill is the highest. Mount Sanqing has been classified as a national park of China. It is a famous honeypot as well as a shelter for animals and plants. It contains more than 2300 species of plants and 400 species of vertebrates.



Wuyuan

 Located in the northeast of Jiangxi Province, Wuyuan is known as “the most picturesque village of China”. The famous attractives are the well-protected ancient villages of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1636–1911) Dynasties as well as the pastoral landscape. The ancient town of Jiangwan with a history of 1000 years is also one of the main attractions. With good natural and cultural environment, it possesses many ancient architecture of Hui-style including Sansheng Hall, Dunchong Hall, the archaic house of Ten Families. Other attractions in this area include Xiao Jiang Ancestral Hall, the Memorial Hall of Jiang Yong, Nanguan Pavilion, and Seven Star Well. The Likeng tourist area is famous for the harmony of little bridge, flowing brook and its cottages. The village is embraced by mountains and enjoys splendid scenery. There are houses of various heights; dim in the setting sun; mist floats on the tips of the trees; rivers flows out of the village in a circle as if the village is a girl wearing a bracelet. You can fully appreciate its elegant residential area, wristed lane, bluestone road and towering age-old trees.



Jingdezhen

Jingdezhen is famous for its porcelain, which may have produced pottery as early as the sixth century CE. Though it is named after the reign name of Emperor Zhenzong, in whose reign it became a major kiln site around 1004. By the 14th century it had become the largest centre of production of Chinese porcelain, which it has remained increasing its dominance in subsequent centuries. From the Ming period onwards, official kilns in Jingdezhen were controlled by the emperor, making imperial porcelain in large quantity for the court and the emperor to give as gifts. Jingdezhen is close to the best quality deposits of petuntse, or porcelain stone in China. It is surrounded by forests, mostly of pine, providing wood for the kilns. It has produced a great variety of pottery and porcelain for the Chinese market as well as Chinese export porcelain. Its best-known high quality porcelain wares were Qingbai ware in the Song and Yuan dynasties, blue and white porcelain from the 1330s, and the "famille rose" and other "famille" colours under the Qing dynasty.



Mount Lu

Mount Lu or Lushan, also known as Kuanglu (匡庐) in ancient times, is situated in the northern part of Jiangxi province in Central China. Mount Lu is one of the most renowned mountains in the country. The oval-shaped mountains are about 25 km long and 10 km wide, and neighbors Jiujiang city and the Yangtze River to the north, Nanchang city to the south, and Poyang Lake to the east. Its highest point is Dahanyang Peak, which is one of the hundreds of steep peaks that towers above a sea of clouds that encompass the mountains for almost 200 days out of the year. Mount Lu is known for its grandeur, steepness, and beauty, and is part of Lushan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, and a prominent tourist attraction, especially during the summer months when the weather is cooler. Lushan is a summer resort for Western missionaries in China. Absalom Sydenstricker, the father of Pearl Buck, was one of the first five missionaries to acquire property in the Kuling Estate on the mountain.

Popular attractions in Mount Lu include the Immortal Caverns, Meilu Outhouse, Five Old Man Peaks, White Deer Cavern Academy, Three Tiled Springs, Luling Lake, Lushan Hot Springs, Botanical Gardens, the Bamboo Temple, Guanyin Bridge, Peach Blossom Garden and many more.