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Important facts about the region

Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province, is the centre of Jiangxi’s politics, economy and culture.

Nanchang is a famous historical and cultural city with a history of over 2,200 years. It has been described as “a given land abundant in natural resources and outstanding in producing talented figures”. Moreover, Nanchang is a heroic city with a glorious revolutionary tradition. The People’s Liberation Army was born here and “the August 1st Spirit” appeared here. In addition, Nanchang is a scenic and environmentally friendly city with beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes. The Gan River passes through the city from south to north, and the whole city is dotted with rivers and lakes. At the outskirts of the city you can see green mountains. 

At present, Nanchang is striving to be a “modern regional economically central city ”and a “modern civilized garden heroic city”.


All international travellers require visas to enter China, although Brunei and Singapore passport holders can enjoy visa-free access for up to 15 days.

Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days at most Chinese embassies and must be used within three months of the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain.

For further details, please consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels and shopping malls. Cash and travellers cheques can be exchanged in licensed exchange offices and international hotels.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.19 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.14 Euro (EUR)
0.12 British Pound (GBP)
1.15 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
9.88 Indian Rupee (INR)
15.36 Japanese Yen (JPY)
168.30 South Korean Won (KRW)
0.21 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.21 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.15 US Dollar (USD)


In compliance with regulations, with effect 1 May 2016, all room, food and beverage and hotel services will be subject to Value Added Tax at the prevailing rates. At the same time, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts will reduce service charge from 15% to 10%.


Many top-end and mid-range restaurants include their own service charge, which varies between establishments. Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.

Business Hours

Bank Hours
8.30am to 5.30pm (Monday to Saturday)

Office Hours
8.30am to 5.30pm (Monday to Friday)

Shopping Hours
9.30am to 10pm throughout the week

Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor or health care professional about vaccination requirements while planning your trip.

The hotel recommends that you drink only boiled or bottled water during your stay in Nanchang. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room and is replenished daily.


Dress is generally informal, but a suit (and tie) is appropriate for social, diplomatic or government events.

Lightweight clothing is sufficient for the spring and summer months. A sweater or pullover is recommended during autumn. Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats and gloves.


Nanchang has a humid subtropical climate with monsoons (Köppen Cfa) and four distinct seasons. 

Winters are short and cool with occasional frosts. Winter begins by being somewhat sunny and dry but becomes progressively wetter and more overcast.

The start of spring is especially gloomy. From April to June, every month has more than 220 mm (8.7 in) of rainfall.

Summer is long and humid. The highest temperatures of any Chinese provincial capital are recorded in here. In addition, the sun shines close to 60% of the time in July and August. This is the sunniest time of the year.

Autumn is warm to mild with the lowest rainfall levels of the year. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 5.3 °C (41.5 °F) in January to 29.2 °C (84.6 °F) in July. The annual mean is 17.63 °C (63.7 °F). The annual precipitation is around 1,620 mm (64 in). The monthly percentage of possible sunshine ranges from 23% in March to 60% in August. The city receives 1,820 hours of bright sunshine annually.


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Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 8.7 2.7
Feb 10.4 4.4
Mar 14.6 8.2
Apr 21.2 14.3
May 26.3 19.2
Jun 29.4 22.8
Jul 33.4 25.8
Aug 33.0 25.6
Sep 28.7 21.6
Oct 23.7 16.3
Nov 17.6 10.1
Dec 12.1 4.6

4.85 million

Mandarin and English

Time Zone
GMT +8 hours

Metric system

220 volts

Plug Type

Mobile Phones
GSM900/ 1800/ 1900