Jian Travel Guide

Last updated by fabiowzgogo at 2015/5/12

Jian Overview

Ji’an is always referred to as “the city of writings and etiquettes” and "Wangjun south of the Long River” (Wangjun is a city of Anhui province famous for its large number of men of letters in ancient China). It is 200 kilometers south of Nanchang-the provincial capital of Jiangxi. Located in the center of Jitai Basin, it is encircled by mountains on the three sides of east south and west. Thus its terrain is lower from south to north and from west and east towards the central region. The climate here is very comfortable and due to its abundant rainfall, this place is rich in all kinds of products. Therefore merchants come together in crowds and it was called “golden Luling” for a very long time in history. Ji’an is rich in many kinds of resources and has many places of great interest. At the same time its human culture is also very famous and is where Jinggang Mountain known as the “Cradle of Chinese revolution” locates.

With a population of 280, 000, the 598 square kilometers of Ji’an City is the town where the district government locates and is the center of politics, economy and culture of the whole district.

Ji’an is well-known for its prosperous culture and every generation produces its man of ability. From Tang and Song Dynasties to Ming and Qing Dynasties, more than 2,300 people from Ji’an became successful candidates in the highest imperial examinations. A lot of famous people like Ou Yangxiu, one of the eight great masters of Tang and Song Dynasties, Wen Tianxiang ,the great national hero and Xie Jin , chief compiler of the “Yongle Canon” were all born in Ji’an. A lot of famous historic and cultural sites were passed down due to its long history and splendid culture, Bailu Zhou(the Egret Sandbar),Qingyuan Mountain, the relics of the ancient kiln in Jizhou, the memorial hall in memory of Wen Tianxiang, Yusi Mountain(or the Jade Suitcase Mountain), and the White Narcissus Scenic Spot ,the Cradle of Chinese Revolution –the Jinggang Mountain, to name just a few.