Check out our guide to life in Nanchang

Nanchang is a thriving city located in inland south eastern China. It lives up to its name, which literally means “southern flourishing”. While the city got its name in 201 BCE, the region has been inhabited as far back as 50,000 years ago. Ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Nanchang is a thrilling place to live. It’s known for large-scale production of cotton textiles and cotton yarn, paper and food processing. Nanchang is also recognised for its comparatively clean air. Its picturesque mountains make for a lovely rural escape on the weekend, especially if you enjoy hiking.

Nanchang Fast Facts

Prefecture-level city 
Named – 201 BCE
Population – 5,042,565

Nanchang Weather

Hottest Month July (30 °C avg)
Coldest Month January (6 °C avg)
Wettest Month June (208.3 mm avg)
Windiest Month July (8 km/h avg)
Annual Rainfall 1348.0 mm (per year)

10 Things to See and Do in Nanchang

Pavilion of Prince Teng

Uncover the fascinating history and breathtaking architecture of a pavilion with city views.

Star of Nanchang

Like your Ferris wheels big? Climb aboard the 160-metre tall giant, The Star of Nanchang.

Qiushui Square

This park is great to visit at night when you can see the water, music and lighting show.

Jiangxi Museum

Fascinating exhibits featuring archaeological finds, human achievements and natural history.

Rainbow Store 

One of the best shopping malls, especially during sales when you can pick up good bargains.

Bada Shanren Memorial Hall

Nice historic site with serene gardens, pedal boating on the lakes and beautiful buildings.

Meiling National Scenic Area

If you enjoy escaping the city for the great outdoors, then this is the ideal place for a hike.

Shengjin Tower 

Uncover the rich history and enjoy the beauty of this 7-story, late-Tang-era structure.

August 1st Nanchang Uprising Memorial Museum

Learn more about the events that led to the formation of the People’s Republic of China.

Bayi Square

Host to official ceremonies and events, this historic square also has great shopping nearby.

Cost Of Living

Cinema 38 4.34 7.93 79.02
Water 2 0.23 0.42 4.18
Beer in a bar 20 2.28 4.17 41.59
Beer in a shop 8 0.91 1.67 16.64
Coke 3 0.34 0.63 6.27
Meal at a cheap restaurant 20 2.28 4.17 41.59
Meal at an average restaurant 40 5.57 8.34 83.18
Meal at a high end restaurant 80 9.13 16.69 166.37
Gym per month 200 22.83 41.72 415.92
City bus 2 0.23 0.42 4.18
Monthly utility bills (electricity, heating, water, rubbish) 192 21.91 40.05 399.28
Loaf of bread 14 1.60 2.92 29.11

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