Tengwang Pavilion

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Tengwang Pavilion
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Doljo
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Nice place to walk and explore history of Tang Dynasty. One of the must see attractions in China, locates close to the city center. Ticket is 50yuan per person.
Written November 29, 2019
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NF Abundance
Jiujiang, China5 contributions
Friends
Tengwang Pavilion is a magnificent tower with a fascinating history. The young prodigy Wang Bo back in Song dynasty had written his final poem on this very said building, and you can totally feel what he feels about his country back in the days. The light of the Tengwang Pavilion makes it even more glamorous than in the morning. There was also a traditional Han dance with accompanying music. It was a memorable experience and I do not hesitate to recommend going there.
Written July 29, 2019
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Forrest C
Ridgeland, MS215 contributions
Family
We had a nice visit to the pavilion. Very educational and beautiful.

The gift shop was outstanding and reasonably priced.
Written July 12, 2019
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135out
Cambridge, UK86 contributions
Business
Though only built in 1989, the Tengwang Pavilion is well worth a visit and is based on previous pleasure palaces built on the site since 653.

The grounds are lovely and the pavilion itself beautifully presented with fantastic waterfront views of the city. Unlike most other areas of Nanchang, it is pedestrian friendly and can be accessed from the newly built riverside path.

What you see may be a bit touristy and a romanticised version of China, but it makes a pleasant change from the high-paced ultra-modern centre of Nanchang and is well worth the 50rmb entrance fee. We also paid a further 30rmb for the theatre show, approximately 30 minutes of traditional dancing.

Despite being a Saturday and very busy with locals, it was easy to find, easy to enter and, as per most sites in Nanchang we were the only Europeans there- so were asked to pose for numerous photos throughout our visit.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written June 18, 2019
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Robyn
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
Solo
I enjoyed strolling around the grounds and seeing the Pavilion from lots of angles. Inside is some great art, pottery and decorative features. You can walk or take the lift up to the top level which gives a nice view of the city. Pretty relaxed visit but exited via South Gate and had trouble getting to a proper road to catch a cab. I’d recommend enter and exit both by North Gate. You can buy tickets at the gate and not difficult despite language barrier
Written June 6, 2019
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LayBayAllDay
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Solo
make sure to bring some bathroom essentials or any other essentials you need! 😖😉😁😂😁😄😇😌😍😌😆😇😇😂😇😁😌😍😄😇
Written April 26, 2019
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Solo
I took the subway and exit at Wanshou Palace Station. It walk for about 980m to this place. As I visited in end Mar, low season, the entrance ticket is 25rmb. I suppose Tengwang Pavilion is the top attraction in Nanchang. There were many local tours groups around.

I was amazed that this building was ruined or torn down 28 times and the current one was rebuilt in 1989. There are 6 floors to visit, with each floor presenting various exhibits, paintings and artworks by famous artists of that era. I had a better appreciation of its rich history. At the 6th floor, I had a great view of the surrounding city, park and river. Overall, highly recommend to visit if you have a couple of hours in Nanchang.
Written April 16, 2019
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David C
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK219 contributions
Couples
This place was first built during the Tang Dynasty, by Prince Li Zeng, but has been burnt down or destroyed in wars, 26 times in over 1000 years. Today’s version is the highest, with 6 floors and built around 1950.
A lot to see inside, with pictures, pottery bronze sculptures etc on every floor.
We left about 1 ½ hours later to walk around the lovely gardens, with Tingze and ponds, bonzai and many colourful trees and bushes. We were there, in the rain, with an umbrella until 1.00 pm. We first looked in some nearby streets for lunch, but got fed up with the rain, so returned to the hotel for lunch at 1.30. A bit expensive at 78 yuan for my dish of fried squid, which also seemed to have some pork in it and Ling’s was better a tofu with prawns, in a tasty yellow sauce.
As it was still raining, we didn’t go out again and Ling got in a bad mood, kind of stir crazy.
She wants to go to Lushan, which involves walking up a mountain. There was another trip to .
Meilin, but there doesn’t seem to be any way to get there or come back. So, it looks like we’ll have to settle for Lushan.
After about an hour, Ling gave up on the trip as one had been cancelled through lack of support, due to some public festival to do with remembering the dead and the other didn’t appeal.
We'd booked Nanchang for 3 nights, but should only have stayed 1 night, on our way to Fuzhou. The temple seemed the only place worth visiting and the rest of the city seemed a bit chaotic, with buildings and whole streets being pulled down and seemingly an underground railway being extended.

After breakfast, we went out at 10.30 to Qiu shui Square, by taxi, for about 15 yuan. There wasn’t much there to, as it seemed a place to take your kids. There was a large promenade, with a few food stalls and a fun fare, plus steps leading down to a sandy beach, alongside the river, with a tour boat moored, but currently closed. Kids were building sand castles and flying kites.
We left after about 20 minutes and crossed the road, towards some tower blocks, looking for a shopping mall, as this side of the river looked newer and more modern than the other side. We asked for directions, but as usual no-one seemed to know anything. One guy with a moped indicated there was a large Wanda shopping down the road, but as usual, with people who travelled by car or motor bike, they underestimated the distances for walkers. After about a mile, we saw no signs and had to ask someone else and they pointed vaguely in a different direction. We turned right down another large road, which had nothing much in it, but spotted a couple of shopping malls on the other side and went over there, after walking half a mile to find a place to cross.
We found a Starbucks, where I could sit, to wait for Ling to do some shopping therapy and I gave her 100 yuan to spend. Luckily, I had brought my Kindle to continue reading a book by James Follett-about a family of bankers called Pilasters. I don’t usually like going to help finance Starbucks, but their latte had gone down in price, to 29 yuan and a croissant for 12. The place was fairly empty, apart from 5 other people, possibly because this is a new part of the city. After Ling got back an hour later, we went across to a Japanese restaurant and a couple of noodle dishes for about 107 yuan. I’ve noticed that most place we go to, give you change in coins, rather than notes, which are useful for buying bus tickets.

We didn’t know where to go next, so caught a 204 bus, which went past our hotel, but when we got there, we stayed on the bus to go and have a proper look at Bayi Square. However, the bus turned off another road before got there, so we got off and caught another bus, to a Dao temple, called Shengting. We passed some pretty run down buildings, or rather ‘ready to be knocked down’ buildings, although a lot of people still living in almost derelict flats, with washing hanging on the window bars.
There wasn’t much of a temple there, but some nice bronze statues of famous monks, going back to 200 AD, plus an 8 floor pagoda. We went outside the park, through a lot of roadworks for a possible underground line, with flats and pavements being demolished and caught a taxi back to the hotel. When we were almost there, we passed an interesting looking park with a boating lake, which the driver informed us was Bayi Gongyuan. It looked better than the other places we’d been to, but we were too tired by then, so just got out at the hotel.

After unpacking etc, we took a 22 bus to the city centre, while it was still raining and even then we couldn’t see much to warrant the description of city centre. Most places looked rather haphazard and run down, with a lot of work going like roadworks or new underground. We saw a Wand Plaza, but could only find the ground floor, with a few small eating places and no luxury shops like the one in Jinan. As we were both hungry, we settled on a small place doing spicy fish soup, which we had with rice for 50 yuan. On the way out we saw a supermarket, but that was nothing special either, although we bought some semi skimmed milk from UK, via Tescos and also bought an attractive small blue Japanese vase for 29 yuan.
Then we walked along the bus route, looking for a bus stop back to the hotel, but the road was very wide, with 6 lanes either side and there was no obvious pavement and we were constantly being overtaken by electric motor bikes. Even when going underground to cross the road, there bikes whizzing around down there.
These underground places not as good as Guiyang, no escalators, but sloping paths, with no steps, which in one way was good, but slippery when wet.
Our room is quite good, but I can’t understand why the en-suite bathroom has a glass wall, so you can see inside when people are sitting on the loo or having a shower.
Written April 9, 2019
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Eleanor Duan
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Family
30th/January/2019 sunny Wednesday
My family and I went to Tengwang Pavilion in Nanchang this evening. The Tengwang Pavilion is famous for Wang bo's article about it. It is one of the three famous buildings in the south of Yangtze river and it is also a land mark of Nanchang.
There are nine floors in total, and the fifth floor is the best floor for sightseeing and the essence of the hole building. What's more the preface to the pavilion of king Teng carved on the wall of the hall was written by Su shi.
While standing on the balconey of the fifth floor of the Tengwang Pavilion, I overlooked all of the park and river. It felt like I was flying!
The service was great, there's even an elevator in it, but the souvenirs were a little bit expensive.
Written March 9, 2019
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eddielwp
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
Friends
The pavilion is magnificent and offers much historical insights, including the 29 times of the pavilion’s reconstruct.
Written January 13, 2019
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