Nanchang Night Walk | China's 3rd Happiest City | Pavilion Of Prince Teng | 4K HDR | 南昌 | 滕王阁 | 万寿宫

Nanchang Night Walk | China's 3rd Happiest City | Pavilion Of Prince Teng | 4K HDR | 南昌 | 滕王阁 | 万寿宫

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What is Nanchang known for? With over 2000 years of history, Nanchang is a famous historical and cultural city in China. Nanchang, as a renowned revolutionary base in China, is the place where "August 1 Nanchang Uprising" took place. Since then the city has been praised as the rising place of red army flags.

How old is Nanchang? Nanchang is always the seat of local government since its establishment 2,200 years ago. Being a famous historical city in China, Nanchang is blessed with a series of relics. What is the population of Nanchang? As of November 2021, the total population in Nanchang City was 6,256,600, while the built-up (or metro) area made of 6 urban districts plus Nanchang county is home to more than 4,300,000 inhabitants. NANCHANG is the capital of Jiangxi Province.

More than 1,300 years ago, Preface to Tengwang Pavilion, a poem by Wang Bo of the Tang Dynasty, made the city famous nationwide. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Nanchang was the earliest aviation industry base. The first China-made aircraft, the first batch of coastal defense missiles, and the first motorcycles were built here.

In the new century, the photo-electronic industry in Nanchang continued to develop rapidly and has become a photo-electronic information industrial base with significant influence throughout the country. As a famous historic and cultural city, Nanchang also has beautiful natural scenery and numerous cultural sites. It is close to the famous world cultural heritage site, the Lushan National Scenic Area, the communist tourist destination Jinggang Mountain National Scenic Area, and the world-famous porcelain city Jingdezhen, which is a must-see for travelers to Jiangxi. Prosperity of Traditional Taoism The history of Nanchang can be traced back to 202 BC.

Emperor Liu Bang of the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) sent troops there to build a city (about four kilometres southeast of Nanchang Railway Station), taking the name of Nanchang, meaning “Southern Prosperity.” Around the third century, along with the spread of the Central Plains culture, Nanchang developed greatly and gradually became an important city on the Chinese territory. At that time, China was in the period of ethnic integration, and culture was diversified.

Philosophy, literature, and art all underwent innovations. Taoism developed from local ideas is one of them. As a school of thought, Taoism advocates naturism, has dialectical factors and atheistic tendencies, and calls for harmony with nature. Being broad and inclusive, Taoism stands for inaction and opposes conflict. Taoists prefer to practice in the mountains to get close to nature.

There are many famous mountains and rivers in Jiangxi, which provide conducive conditions and an environment for the existence and growth of Taoism. Birthplace of the PLA Known as the "first building" along the Xi River, the Tengwang Pavilion in Jiangxi Province has been hailed as one of the great works of the Tang Dynasty, a dynasty renowned for its dedication to culture and arts and this reputation for incredible architectural design continues to this day. For those visiting Nanchang the Tengwang Pavilion is a must-see. The pavilion reaches a height of around 60 meters with a floor space of 13,000 square meters, the main pavilion aside there are two separate pavilions that flank either side of the central pavilion; much of the structure is carved out of wood with tiled walls painted green in typical Song Dynasty style.

It was planned by the local governor who was a prince and was constructed in 653 AD. The prince whose name was Li Yuanying himself had crowning achievement in art, so all the highly regarded local architects as well as all the best technology available at the time were utilized to build the pavilion. Later it became the private headquarter of the prince and was frequently the location for large official banquets and events. The prince was once granted the title of Tengwang by the emperor, therefore got famous as Tengwang Pavilion gradually.

The Tengwang Pavilion followed a long tradition in feudal China of a large official palace being constructed at the center of every township; The Tengwang Pavilion was by far the most grand in the Yangtze River region, for this reason to this day the locals are still endeared to the prince for creating what was the start of large and thriving community. Indeed one of the more unique facts about the Tengwang Pavilion is that even though it was constructed during the Tang Dynasty it became what later reflected typical architectural design in the Song Dynasty; many scholars argue that this pavilion was the catalyst for class Song construction. The pavilion was not significantly affected by upheavals in China during the 20th century sustaining only minor damage, it was then placed under heritage by the Chinese Government and further restored and was re-opened to the public in 1989, it has become a symbol of Nanchang and locals are fiercely proud of it, as it represents the origins of what is now the capital of Jiangxi. The Pavilion of Prince Teng is located on Yanjiang Rd. to the northwest of Nanchang City, on the east bank of Ganjiang River. It’s known as the best pavilion in the western Jiangnan area. Along with the Yellow Crane Tower in Hubei Province and Yueyang Tower in Hunan Province, it’s one of the Three Pavilions in Jiangnan.

The main structure of the Pavilion of Prince Teng is a wood-like structure of the Song Dynasty’s architecture style, highlighting its grand and spectacular stance to the river and the city. The main building has 9 stories, with 2 stories being foundation and 7 stories above that. From the outside, the 7 stories on top only appear to be 3 stories. On both the south and north sides of the pavilion, there are two small pavilions, Yajiang and Yicui, connected to the main building.

The main building features red pillars and green tiles, painted rafters and clinging beams, crossbeams and columns interconnected with one another, and exquisitely carved doors and windows. The facade of the building forms the character “山(mountain in Chinese)” in an uprising manner, while the surface area of the building resembles a roc with spreading wings. The Pavilion of Prince Teng we see now was built on October 8th of 1989. Two corridors were adopted to connect the two pavilions, south and north, to the main building.

By Ganjiang River and facing Xishan Mountain, there is a grand view from the Pavilion. The rebuilt building is only a hundred meters away from its original site in the Tang Dynasty. Birthplace of the PLA August 1 of each year is the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is derived from the August 1st Nanchang Uprising in 1927. Starting at 2 o’clock on the morning of August 1, 1927, the uprising opened the prelude of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) independent leadership of armed struggle and the creation of a revolutionary army.

Although the uprising ended in failure, and the uprising army of 22,000 people ended up with only 800 people, this 800-person team became the foundation for the establishment of the PLA. Zhu De, the leader of this team, also became one of the main founders and leaders of the PLA. He was the commander-in-chief of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army, the Eighth Route Arm, and the PLA. In 1955, the PLA appointed 10 marshals for the first time, eight of whom were directly or indirectly involved in the Nanchang Uprising.

There are many places in Nanchang named after the “August 1st” (bayi in Chinese pinyin) – Bayi School, Bayi Bridge, Bayi Avenue, Bayi Park, Bayi Square... The August 1st Nanchang Uprising Memorial Tower attracts a number of domestic and foreign tourists every day.

2022-01-12 14:57

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