Yichun lies in northwest of Jiangxi province, in the east side of Nanchang, borders upon Changsha to the west. Han emperor five years (201 BC), the nobility Chenying was ordered to build up the city and named it Yichun for "the crystal clear spring besides the city". During the Tang Dynasty, the poem " TengWangGe Xu "written by the famous poet Wangbo, there are verses as "nature's treasures, outstanding people" , of which the people and the deeds all originated from Yichun .The literary giant Hanyu wrote the verse "don't blame Yichun is too far away, it's well worth your visit". The philosopher Zhuxi of the Song Dynasty once said " there're many wonderful hills to see while having a walk in the open country of Yichun".
Yichun dominates three cities and six counties, with a total area of 1.87 square kilometers and a population of 5.5 million. Yichun enjoys a beautiful environment. Most of the region is mountainous. It has a subtropical mild climate, abundant rainfall. It's characterized by clearly-cut seasons, and well known for its picturesque scenery. Yichun has an advantage traffic .The Beijing-Kowloon Line and Zhejiang-Jiangxi railway run throughout, as well as N0.320&105 National Road and Shanghai-Kunming &Wuhan-Jian freeways, etc. Mingyueshan airport has opened routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cities, and Hangzhou-Changsha high-speed rail will be in operation soon. Yichun is rich in tourism resources. There're 21 national A class scenic spots, 1 national level scenic region, 2 national nature reserves,3 national water parks,4 national forest parks and 8 national key cultural relics protection units. Yichun is a world-wide famous cultural tourism city, listed in "China's Top 100 Tourist Cities"&" China's best tourist resorts", and "China's best folk culture featured resorts".
These years, the recognition and reputation of Yichun's tourism have been developing rapidly. There're six main features:
1. Yichun is a city of hot spring. There're 19 proven hot springs all over the district. We focus on the developing of 10 hot springs with salient features such as Mingyue Hill Se-enriched health spring, Mingyueshan international meditation spring, zhangshu Yida salt spring, Tonggu furun& Tangli hot spring, Fengcheng Huangcheng hot spring, Fengxin Jiuxian hot spring, Jingan Jiangwu hot spring and Yuanzhou plum blossom hot spring. Those has formed a high-grade hot spring product system of various types.
2. Yichun is a sacred place of Zen Buddhism. Yichun occupies an important place in the history of Zen Buddhism in China. There're 2 famous temples(Jingan Baofeng temple and Fengxin Baizhang temple),3 central temples(Linji Sect born at Yifeng Huangbo ,Caodong Sect born at Yifeng Dongshan and Weiyang Sect born at Yuanzhou Yangshan),10 other temples, and thousands of pagodas. By now, we have brought in 2 Zen Buddhism tourism projects: Mingyueshan international meditation center and Yichun Zen Buddhism culture expo park,also have restored Fengxin Baizhang temple and Yangshan Temple, which attract lots of visitors from Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia.
3. Yichun is "City of Moon". By successfully holding Moon Festival for 6 years, "moon" has been the symbol of Yichun. Mingyueshan scenic spot is a state-level scenic spot, national 4A grade scenic spot, national forest park, national geo-park, natural heritage, also is the place where the culture of "moon" originated. Following the idea of "Constructing favorable landscape, Successfully holding Moon Festival, Building the brand of moon", we combine the culture of moon and Zen Buddhism, hot spring, farming, which made Mingyue Hill have become a tourist attraction in West Jiangxi province just like a shining pearl.
4. Yichun is a classical cultural city. Yichun has a history of more than 2200 years, where there're 486 scenic cultural relics and 54 places of interests. Yuanzhou Drum Tower is one of the most oldest observatory in the world. Zhangshu Wucheng site of the Shang Dynasty has rewritten the historical record. Jingan Eastern Zhou Dynasty ancient tomb is described as "One of Chinese 10 archaeological finds", which is top of the country and first discovered in some respects. Yifeng Tianbao ancient village is known as "the top ancient village of Jiangxi province", which has a moat of 2.5 miles long, an ancient wall of 1.5 miles long. Gaoan Jia's ancient village is the largest and best preserved ancient village of Jiangxi province. Fengcheng Houbantang village's historical buildings are the highest degree in Jiangxi province.
5. Yichun is revolutionary base. Tonggu is listed in "State's 100 revolutionary classical scenic spot" and "10 revolutionary scenic spot". The memorial of the Autumn Harvest Uprising and Cemetery of Hunan&Hubei&Jiangxi revolutionary martyrs are national patriotism education bases. Mao Zedong's escape blessed place is the only place where Chairman Mao was in danger then escaped in his life. Wanzai county is where the proletariats revolutionary of the older generation as Peng Dehuai and Teng Daiyuan fighted, and has well-preserved Soviet Government sites. Yuanzhou district has the site of famous "Yuanzhou Meeting", Shanggao county is where the home-and-abroad-famous "Shanggao Decisive Battle" happened.
6. Yichun is an ecological city. Yichun is one of the Chinese key bamboo producing areas and forest regions, where the forest coverage reaches 56.97%, There're 4 national forest parks, 4 national water parks, 2 national nature reserves, 1 national level scenic region. Yuanzhou Zhuojiang scenic spot is known as as beautiful as pictures. Gezaoshan scenic spot of Zhangshu is the central Taoist temple of Lingbao Sect. Fengcheng Fengshuihu park is a national AAA-level scenic spot which is the combination of history, culture and tourism. Fengxin Baizhang hill is called as" little Lushan Mountain". Gaoan Shangyou Lake is where the Olympic champion Yang Wenjun once trained. Yifeng Guanshan scenic spot has abundant animal and plant resources which is a national nature reserve. Wanzai Zhushan Cave is pronounced "the best underground river in eastern China", and "one of the characteristic scenes of Jiangxi province".
"Don't blame Yichun is too far away, it's well worth your visit." Yichun is a livable city, a true place to establish a business and travel. 550 million people in Yichun warmly welcome friends from all over the world.