Tengwang Pavilion Jiangxi China Travel Guide And Tips

The Tengwang Pavilion (Tengwang Ge) is at the south side of Yanjiang Bei Road and Dieshan Road. In the ancient times it was one of the four famous towers in China (the other three are Yellow Crown Tower in Wuhan, Yueyang Pavilion in Yueyang and Penglaige Tower in Yantai).
Normally speaking, Nanchang enjoys a warm climate and abounds in rainfall. But in summer, the weather is hot and humid due to its basin location. The city is listed among one of the four hottest cities in China, together with Nanjing, Chongqing and Wuhan, the so-called “Four Furnaces”.

The tower was constructed in Tang Dynasty (653 AD). And it was at that time the mansion of the prince of Tang royal family. The pavilion was 9-floor with the height of 57.5 meters. And now the building we have seen was rebuilt in Song dynasty. There was a famous poem to describe the beauty of the tower. The pavilion is facing the Xi Mountains, and people can see a whole view of Nanchang city.
The reputation of Tengwang Pavilion, to a great extent, is due to a well-known prose – “Preface to Tengwang Pavilion” by Wangbo. It was said that when the author, a reputable poet of the Tang, passed Nanchang on his way to Guangdong, he wrote this prose on the subject of the banquet which was being held to celebrate the reconstruction.

Opening hours:
7:30-18:00 (May 1 to Oct 7)
8:00-17:30 (Oct 8 to Apr 30)

Admission fee:
50 rmb, free for the aged(>70) and kids shorter than 1.1 meters. 50% off for the kids between 1.1 meters and 1.4 meters. 50% off for the students.(need a student ID)

58 Fanggujie street, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China.

City bus line 2, 7, 8, 12, 20, 26.

(1). Nanchang is hot in summer and cold in winter. It is called the stove of China in summer. (The other three Stoves: Nanjing, Wuhan, Chongqing) The best seasons to visit Nanchang is spring and fall.
(2). Most traditional Jiangxi food are not easy to find here in Nanchang anymore. One thing you will notice is that all the food here are very spicy.
(3). Nanchang is not a very big city and the taxi service usually costs less than 10 rmb if you are travelling in the city.

About Nanchang:
Nanchang is the capital of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China. It is located in the north-central portion of the province. As it is bounded on the west by the Jiuling Mountains, and on the east by Poyang Lake, it is famous for its scenery, rich history and cultural sites. Owing to its central location relative to the Yangtze and Pearl River Delta regions, it is a major railroad hub in Southern China.

Nanchang Changbei International Airport (KHN) built in 1996 is the main international airport. It is situated in Lehua Town, 26 kilometres north of the CDB area. Changbei International Airport is the only one in Jiangxi Province which has an international air route. The airport is connected to major mainland cities such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Haikou, Shanghai and Beijing.

Nanchang has extensive railway infrastructure which connects to many important cities in other provinces. The Beijing-Jiulong Railway and Shanghai-Kunming Railway (formerly Zhe-Gan Railway, literally Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway) both meet at Nanchang making Nanchang one of the most important transport hubs in Southern China. In addition, it is the only provincial capital located on the Jingjiu Railway. It is also the home to the Nanchang Bureau of Railways, which operates the majority of the railway network in the provinces of Jiangxi and Fujian.From 2007, Nanchang is also connected with neighboring cities Hangzhou, Changsha and Shanghai with CRH (China Railway High-speed).