Tengwang Pavilion
Tengwang Pavilion
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Jiangxi, China
Jiangxi, China16 contributions
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Jun 2022
Located on the east bank of the Ganjiang River in Nanchang, the Pavilion of Prince Teng enjoys the fame of being the top of the three most famous towers in China, which has long been a popular place for tourists to clock in. Initially built in the Tang Dynasty, the Pavilion of Prince Teng has a history of more than 1,300 years. For a long time, the Pavilion has been witnessing the development of Nanchang. After experiencing 28 times of rebirths from the ashes, the pavilion is still dazzling and enchanting. In recent years, the Chinese government established and expanded the North Park based on the original Pavilion site, which is rich in folk performances and colorful lights, making visitors linger and mesmerize. Tourists can take a walk in the scenic area, climb the Pavilion, admire the lanterns and lights, and enjoy local food and performances. As a well-known scenic spot that combines ancient and modern civilization, the Pavilion of Prince Teng offers the public a rare opportunity for entertainment and exploration of history.
Written August 19, 2022
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Friends
The Pavilion of Prince Teng, a Tang Dynasty pavilion, boasts nine stories. Visitors must climb many stairs, but the stunning city views and unique architecture are worth the effort.
Written March 8, 2024
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,201 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Solo
I came to Nanchang directly from Singapore via the budget airline, Scoots. The weather in Nanchang was terribly hot in the month of August. It took me almost 40 mins under the scorching sun to walk from Bayi Square to the pavilion.

Fortunately, I managed to book and stay at a newly renovated sports hostel located near Bayi Square and the modern hostel was equipped with strong brand new air conditioners to help me dissipate the heat. .

The pavilion raked up memories of the Osaka Castle and the many pavilions in South Korea where I had visited previously. All these pavilions were imposing and magnificent and each has their uniqueness in their architectural designs.

This pavilion was built during the Tang Dynasty but the current structure was rebuilt in the architectural style of the Song Dynasty. Both Tang and Song dynasties left behind a rich cultural heritage of beautiful poems and painting arts. You walk around the area of the pavilion and you can find many exhibitions of beautiful paintings and artpieces by famous artists of that era.

It is not the physical structure that actually impressed but the rich historical encounters that sustained the name of this pavilion through centuries making it prominent and outstanding. The pavilion witnessed her own self destruction at critical junctions in history; during the Taiping rebellion, during the Northern expedition destroyed by fires during the battles of the warlords. China is just so rich a history of 5000 years of civilization.

The pavilion which represents the old feudal royal power of the Tang Dynasty contrasts herself with the revolutionary modern character of Nanchang city where the march of Mao's communism began.

Nanchang has a lot to offer and the pavilion is an indispensable part of the history of Nanchang.




From Bayi Square, it took me only about 40 mins to walk to this Tengwang Pavilion.
Written August 28, 2018
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SmileDoc7
Decatur, AL158 contributions
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Dec 2016 • Family
We really enjoyed visiting the Tengwang Pavilion with our almost 13 year old daughter who's birthplace is Nanchang. Our last visit was 10 years ago when we adopted her. I couldn't believe how much Nanchang had changed in 10 years - a much cleaner, nicer city. The pavilion was just as a remembered it - several stories of beautiful paintings and art work. The views from each balcony are amazing. We also enjoyed walking in the gardens.
Written April 30, 2017
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CyndieRae
Mesa, AZ70 contributions
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May 2017 • Friends
This is a nice, cultural place to visit in Nanchang. It is also, in my opinion, the best place to get pictures of the Honggutan skyline. The higher you go, the cooler the view.

You can visit in about an hour if you just want to check it out, or you can spend significantly more time looking at the museum displays on each floor or hanging out in the garden.

If you have a student ID, can recite the essay about the pavilion, or an ID proving you're at least 70 years old, tickets are discounted. Older people are also allowed to take the elevator to the top of the pavilion, but you need to find a worker to open it and you'll need to take the stairs down if you want to visit the various floors.

Be aware that there are only typically 2 gates open. The main one and one just beyond the pavilion in the garden.

The streets near the gates are lined with shops selling ceramics, art, Chinese painting materials and antiques. Be sure to bargain!

The Swiss hotel is just up the street and has nice lobby bathrooms and a lobby bar.
Written June 4, 2017
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HilaryCannell
Bristol, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Lovely scenery, what we , as tourists were expecting to see in China. Worth an hour to wander round.
Written July 26, 2016
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alimba
Ningbo, China11 contributions
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Jul 2015 • Friends
It is a beautiful building and climbing to the higher levels gives you great views of Nanchang and the Gan River. It was my favorite place to see in Nanchang; if you can only see one place in this city during the day make it this one. Entrance fee is a little high though: 50 RMB.
Written July 11, 2015
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TBA14
Miami, FL3 contributions
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Oct 2014 • Family
Great place to visit and worth the price. beautiful building,The show, the world class bonsai trees, and the interesting history make it worthwhile. If you want a souvenir photo dressed in traditional Chinese costume, there's that too.
Written October 24, 2014
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mickevans
London, UK2 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Business
Its a 700 or so years old Pavillion worthwile to experience... go in the early evening, its more beautiful with the lights and also cooler.
Written July 24, 2014
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Jeffrey L
Taipei, Taiwan134 contributions
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Jul 2012 • Family
Our tour of Nanchang on Thursday morning centered around Tengwang Pavilion [滕王閣], one of the 'Three Great Towers of Jiangnan [江南]', the other two being Yellow Crane Tower [黄鹤楼] in Wuhan, Hubei Province and Yueyang Tower [岳陽樓] in Yueyang, Hunan Province. We learned a lot that morning at Tengwang Pavilion, which was built in 653 AD by a younger brother of Tang Emperor Taizhong [唐太宗李世民].

We began by taking the elevator to the top floor where we watched a simple performance of ancient musical instruments and dances. The two walls flanking the stage are decorated with bas-relief made of Tang Sancai [唐三彩] tiles. We took the stairs down floor by floor and the guide gave a commentary on the exhibits on every floor, all related to Jiangxi culture. We saw the famous essay [滕王阁序] written by Tang Dynasty poet Wang Bo [王勃] but calligraphy by Song dynasty poet Su Dong Po [蘇東坡]. The essay documents the importance of the Tengwang Pavilion. Su Dong Bo was famous for writing poetry about every fascinating place he had seen or experience he had had, but when he saw Wang Bo's essay, he felt that he couldn't write anything to surpass it, so he just copied it.

One floor features a long fresco with landmarks of Jiangxi province including the two Unesco WHS mountains we would be visiting during the next few days, Lushan [盧山] and Dragon and Tiger Mountain [龍虎山]. Another floor features an acrylic painting of the Dream of Lin Chuan [臨川夢]. Still another features a long fresco of prominent historical people who were either born in Jiangxi, had lived in Jiangxi, or had parents from Jiangxi, like Wen Tien Xiang [文天祥], Ouyang Xiu [歐陽脩], Wang Anshi [王安石] , Zhu Xi [朱熹], and Zhang Dao Ling [張道陵].

After Tengwang Pavilion, the group was brought to the park by the East Lake [東湖百花洲 ] after which we were hoisted to lunch.
Written June 16, 2013
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