Jiangxi (江西) is a largely agricultural province in the southern central region of China.Jiangxi Province, abbreviated as "Jiangxi", is a provincial administrative region of the People's Republic of China. It was named after the Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty for setting up the Jiangnan West Road.Jiangxi is located in southeast China, south bank of middle and lower Yangtze River, between latitude 24°29′14 to 30°04′43 and longitude 113°34′18″ to 118°28′56. It is the central hinterland of the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and the West Bank of the strait.The total area of the province is 166,900 square kilometers.As of 2023, Jiangxi Province has 11 prefecture-level cities, 27 municipalities, 12 county-level cities and 61 counties, totaling 100 county-level regional divisions.By the end of 2022, Jiangxi Province's resident population was 45,279,800, up 105,800 from the end of last year.
- 1 Nanchang - the capital of Jiangxi province
- 2 Ganzhou- in the deep south of the province, rich in revolutionary sites; Ruijin is the most prestigious one.
- 3 Jingdezhen - known both in China and abroad for porcelain, which it has been producing for more than 1000 years.
- 4 Jiujiang - lies by the Changjiang River, famous for Lushan, a world heritage site.
- Shangrao - in the East, Sanqingshan Mount is listed in World Heritage Sites in 2008.
- 5 Wuyuan - central city to a series of traditional villages and charming countryside.
- 6 Xinyu - site of the Fairy Lake
- Yichun - in the West of the province, the city has Mingyue Mount (Bright Moon Mount) and rich Zen Buddhist culture.
- 7 Ruijin- site of Red Army Headquarters from 1930-1934. Mao Zedong lived in the town then.
- 8 Pingxiang - best known for being the location of Wugongshan National Geopark
- 1 Lushan (庐山): UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautiful 1,474-m mountain. Good day trip from Nanchang or Jiujiang
- 2 Mount Sanqingshan National Park (三清山): UNESCO world heritage site. Mountain is 1820 meters high and very scenic. Hiking the popular circular trail takes 4-5 hours.
- The China Danxia landscape of 3 Mount Longhu (龙虎山) is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007. Longhu is China's eighth World Natural Heritage Site, and a birthplace of Chinese Taoism in China.
There are good domestic connections to Changbei Airport (KHN IATA) in Nanchang, but international flights are very few and it is usually best to arrive via Shanghai or Beijing. There are also domestic flights to Ji'an Jinggansan Airport (JGS IATA) and Jingdezhen Luojia Airport (JDZ IATA).
Most cities are connected by the newly upgraded railway. Major railway lines connect all directions. ZheGanXian lines start from Shanghai, cross Zhejiang Province, and line up most cities and towns in Jiangxi from east to north, Yingtan, Xiangtang, Zhangshu, Xinyu, Yichun, Pingxiang, etc.; The latest D train is fast and comfortable. From Shanghai to Xinyu, takes 5.5 hours for the 1000km. D train ticket can be book 11 days ahead, and a ticket from Shanghai to Nanchang cost around ¥300.
Buy products made of bamboo fibre like socks, towels and underwear. They help you to stay cool in the summer.
Jiangxi cuisine is not well known even within China itself but it has a reputation for being the hottest of all Chinese cuisines - exceeding even Hunanese cuisine.
Vegetable(s) cooked in claypot, with or without meat. They are delicious.
Yanshuibin: An ice-lolly made from salt, sugar and water. An excellent way to cool down during the warmer months.
Greentea-cum-Redbean ice-lolly: If you like green tea and redbean, try this. It is very tasty and refreshing.