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Ganzhou (赣州 Gànzhōu) is a city in Jiangxi Province. It is a significant destination for both tourism and business travel.


Ganzhou is in the southern part of Jiangxi Province, adjacent to Fujian, Guangdong, and Hunan provinces. It is an important transportation hub and commercial center.

Ganzhou boasts a rich history and is considered an important cultural heritage site. The city is home to numerous historical landmarks such as the ancient city wall, City God Temple (赣州城隍庙), and Longyuan Academy (龙源书院). The Ganzhou region also features stunning natural landscapes, including Chongyi Grand Canyon (崇义大峡谷), Longhu Mountain (龙虎山), and Shaoshan Mountain.

Ganzhou has preserved a rich traditional culture, with a focus on Hakka culture (客家文化), including Jiangxi opera, folk arts, and Hakka cuisine (客家美食).


Map of Ganzhou

The dialects in the Ganzhou region mainly consist of Gan dialects, which are further divided into several dialect branches, including:

Gan Southern Dialect (赣南方言): Gan Southern Dialect is the primary dialect in the Ganzhou region and is one of the most widely spoken dialects within Jiangxi Province. There are various local variants of Gan Southern Dialect, as the Ganzhou region covers a large geographical area, resulting in slight dialectal differences.

Hakka Dialect (客家方言): A portion of the population in the Ganzhou region uses Hakka dialect, especially in areas where Hakka communities reside. Hakka dialect is a branch of Chinese and has some differences from Gan Southern Dialect.

Standard Mandarin (标准普通话): Standard Mandarin is also widely used in Ganzhou city and some urban areas, particularly in business and official contexts.

While Gan Southern Dialect is the predominant dialect in the Ganzhou region, the dialects and language culture in the area are relatively complex due to geographical, historical, and demographic diversity, incorporating influences from various Chinese dialects. Different regions and communities may use different dialects or variants.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

China Southern Airlines from Guangzhou, one flight a day.

By train[edit]

From Guangzhou, Nanchang, Shenzhen and Shanghai.

By bus[edit]

From Guangzhou, Nanchang and Shenzhen.

Get around[edit]

Taxi is the easiest, fastest way. The city also has buses and is very easy to walk.


  • Golden Square.
  • Floating Bridge (Dongjin qia). 400m long bridge built on 100 small boats.
  • City Wall (Located at the northern end of Bajing Road (八镜路)).
  • Hakka Temples.
  • Harmony Clock Tower.
  • 1 Ganzhou Museum (赣州市博物馆), Changning Road, Zhanggong District (章贡区长宁路) (bus nos. 8, 36 and 135), +86 797 8681269. 09:00-17:00, no tickets issued after 16:00, closed on Mondays. Free.


Explore Natural Scenic Spots: Ganzhou boasts beautiful natural landscapes, including Chongyi Grand Canyon (崇义大峡谷), Longhushan Mountain (龙虎山), Shaoshan Mountain, and Nanhe Grand Canyon. You can go hiking, mountain climbing, admire the magnificent scenery, or simply enjoy the tranquility of nature.

Visit Historical Landmarks: Ganzhou has many historical sites and cultural attractions such as the Ganzhou Ancient City Wall, City God Temple (赣州城隍庙), and Longyuan Academy. These places can help you learn about the local history and culture.

Taste Local Cuisine: Ganzhou is renowned for its delicious traditional food, including Gan Southern rice noodles (赣南米粉), unique cured meats (腌制肉), lotus leaf rice (荷叶饭), bamboo tube rice (竹筒饭), and more. Don't miss the chance to savor local specialties.

Explore Cultural Museums: Ganzhou has several museums, such as the Jiangxi Ganzhou Revolution Museum (江西赣州大革命博物馆), showcasing the rich history and cultural heritage of Ganzhou.

Experience Folk Culture: The Ganzhou region has a rich tradition of folk culture. You can watch local traditional performances, learn crafts and arts, and participate in folk activities.

Appreciate Hakka Culture (客家文化欣赏): Ganzhou also has some Hakka culture influence, and you can learn about the characteristics of Hakka culture, including Hakka folk songs (客家民歌) and Hakka architecture (客家建筑).

Shopping: Ganzhou has various markets and shops where you can purchase local specialties, handicrafts, and souvenirs.

In summary, Ganzhou offers a diverse range of activities, whether you are interested in natural beauty, historical and cultural exploration, local cuisine, or experiencing the rich folk and Hakka cultures.


Ganzhou tabacco.


River fish, Chinese country cooking (with lots of chili).


Tea, snake wine.


  • Ganzhou Hotel.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Ganzhou
BeijingNanchang  N  S  DongguanShenzhen

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