Nanchang Bayi Square
Nanchang Bayi Square
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Nanchang Bayi Square, covering an area of 7.8 hectares, is the second-largest city square in China, right after Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Iit is home to a fascinating water and light show that takes place at night. Additionally, there is a monument in the square that commemorates the August 1, 1927 uprising. The rebellion failed but led to the formation of the People's Liberation Army.
Written March 8, 2024
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michael p
Holmfirth, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Business
a nice walk around the square, take time to do a bit of research before you go it holds significant importance to the local people, be wary of beggars and street peddlers... go in the evening for the water show and the lights looks much better
Written December 10, 2015
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Chinagriff
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you haven't studied this by yourself it will be nothing but a huge open space. That in itself is impressive so I can't say this is unimportant. Indeed it is important to the PLA and the Long March and that is just the thing that is strange. There's nothing to make you feel like this is a big deal to anyone. Nanchang is completely unknown to the world and the history here is really hard to get a feel for. Nobody is celebrating it's importance by doing anything or helping people to know how to learn more. There should be a list of historical places in Nanchang here to help people find shed more light on it. There's a cool memorial on Zhong Shan road but when I went there it was totally confusing because very little was in English.
As far as things to do here there's not much beyond shopping. McDonalds and KFC are easy to find. Walk down Zhong Shan road to see Bayi Park which is nice and has a lot of elderly folks playing games and exercising.
Written May 14, 2012
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135out
Cambridge, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
Having read some of the other reviews of Bayi Square, I can understand why some visitors left underwhelmed. If you visit during the day, all you will find is a large monument in a large square. The best time to visit is in the evening along with the rest of Nanchang.

Get there before eight o’clock and spend a while people watching - kids playing with neon light up toys and hundreds of kites being flown. Take a look at the memorial plaque lit up and sunken beneath the square commemorating those who lost their lives during the revolution.

Then at 8, head over towards the monument where you’ll be treated to a thirty minutes sound, light and water display- it’s a bit kitsch but great fun never-the-less.

As with many things in Nanchang though, it’s the people who make it special, always welcoming and keen to practice their English on you. If you go expect to be asked to pose for photos, as westerners are still not a common site.
Written June 10, 2019
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is the first attraction I visited in Nanchang. My hostel was a 10 minute walk from this attraction. The airport shuttle bus alighted here when I arrived Nanchang at 8 pm and it was visibly illuminating and attractive. I had a quick glance of her that night when the bus alighted me and the following morning, I strolled my way here at 6 am to explore her in details.

Nanchang is the revolutionary city of Chinese communism. It is here that the communists staged their first unsuccessful armed coup to capture power from the Kuomintang. Many lives were sacrificed and the Square with the monument were built and erected to remember this indelible part of history. The aftermath effect of this coup was the eventual bloody split between the revolutionary communists and the kuomintang Nationwide, thousands of communists were sieved out, assassinated and gunned down. The revolutionary coup or uprising also laid down the foundation for the eventual formation of the Red Army led by Mao.

The Square looks like a miniature version of the Tian An Men Square. Visiting the Square and paying respect to the monument has become an essential part of the revolutionary education for communist cadres and the youth.

From the monument erected at the central part of the Square, we can see the Municipal government building, the Wanda Plaza and from here, I took a 30-min walk to visit the Tengwang Pavilion, the Jiangxi Museum and the August 1st Nanchang Uprising Memorial Museum which are not far from this square.

I came here thrice, one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one at night. The weather in August was terribly hot at noon but it was much cooler at night with crowds of residents gathered at the square for a stroll, dance and relax. I did not see any water work display probably it was only at weekend.

I was in Nanchang for only one day before heading to Lushan the following morning. In one day, I was able to cover the Tengwang Pavilion, the Bayi Uprising Memorial Museum, the Jiangxi Museum, the Nanchang Library, the Bayi Park, Wanda Plaza and few of the shopping street.

It was a wonderful day and I think you can't miss out this Square during the exploration.
Written August 29, 2018
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Pinichen
Taipei, Taiwan1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013
81square is where u can get a Starbucks. I think it might be the only Starbucks around this area. Sightseeing is quite boring although it's a histrial landmark of Chinese revolution. It's actually just a big square with many shopping mall around it.
Written April 7, 2013
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Chan Roberts
Copan Ruinas, Honduras720 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Bayi Square is a nice place to stroll. It's also educational in terms of some Chinese history. Stop by, take pictures, cross the road to Wanda Plaza. When I was there, they were building parts of the metro system.
Written November 10, 2017
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Hani
Dubai, United Arab Emirates65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
My little one and wife spend the evening here and we didn't want leave specialy my kid he was running around. If you are in town don't miss it..
Written October 25, 2016
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Alex V
Yarraville, Australia33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
If you go here, make sure you check out the shopping centres around the square, as there isn't too much to see in the square itself, but the shopping is great in the centres encircling the square. Make you you have someone who can speak Mandarin with you as it's really a hub for locals
Written June 28, 2016
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Naomi H
Basingstoke, UK46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Get there for 8pm for the dancing fountains in front of the memorial. Truly lovely. The square is amazingly peaceful considering the traffic on all sides. Watch for the kites.
Written December 13, 2015
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