A city you’ll have to visit is called Wuxi in the Jiangsu province.

At this place you’ve got places like the three kingdom city that is a big area of restaurated buldings and a lot of statues from the period when China got a kingdom of its own. The program where sent on chinese television from 1994 and then in 84 episodes.

You are able to see most of the episodes on daily motion  with english text.

I show you some more pictures on wuxi-city.com.

Lingshan Buddha, the biggest buddha staty in the world

Another exciting area to visit is the Lingshan area with a very big Buddha staty. You actually see it from 20 kilometers away because it is very big. See some more pictures on wuxi-city.com

ji-li mei is paitning snuff-bottles on the inside

You also got many excting markets all over the area. A feast for your eyes. I visited a couple. See more on wuxi-city.com

lotus shaped olive green bowl

And when we then talk about museums you’ve got a lot to see down here. I show you some tips on wuxi-city.com

food in china

Food is another interesting subject. Did you think that you could get “five small dishes” in china? No way. They do not know this “western china food”. If you want to taste chinese food the chinese way you’ll have to get here.

See more on wuxi-city.com

Spring has been going on in China a month now

Some beautiful pictures from Xian in Wuxi

The cherry trees gives flowers already in februar in this part of the world.
Wuxi is a “small” suburb to Shanghai with between 5 and 6 million inhabitants. I suggest you visit this city before these guys discover how much they have to show us from the west. The prices for hotel, food, taxi and other things are still very affordable here compared to our prices in the west. I’ve been using luxury hotels from 30€ a night. I got some more pictures on wuxi-city.com>>>

Nanchang is an unknown city in central China that actually been important in many ways.


Welcome to Nanchang

tengwan_pavillionTengwang pavillion Nanchang. Photo by Xian Li. 

Welcome to the hero city south Chang. South Chang where built just before the Han Dynasty(206BC-220AC)

lakeGreen mountain lake. Photo taken by Xian Li

This part of China has always been considered as a fruitful part of China. You’ve always seen a lot of ricefields, corn and fishing here. Other important products that where made here is potteries and handycraft from jade or pearls. Potteries has been made here since 1800 years. Mostly in the town Jingdeshen, just about 100 km northeast from Nanchang. This province is a part of the original China and where called Han. Most chinese consider themselve as Han people. Later the porcelain and potteries where taken to the southeast chinese sea where they where shipped all over the world. Like to Gothenburg Sweden. Nanchang means “the south be prosperous” and many people still use the name “South Chang”. The south(or Nan)Chang, is the provincial capital of river west province or Jiangxi. The total area for Nanchang is 7400 square kilometers, total population 4,400,000. In the city Nanchang you’ll find nearly 2 million inhabitants.

Bay_Yil_Piazza_2Ba Yi Square. Photo taken by Xian Li. 

Ba Yi Square is a famous square in the middle of Nanchang. From here you’ll see most of the hotels and are just five minutes away from the tengwang pavillion .

The name Bay-yi means eight one in chinese. This name comes from the uprising by the public army the 1:st of august 1927. So in modern China, the army is also known as ba-yi(Eight One) army. The PLA(People Liberation Army) logo consists of the letters for ba-yi. The uprising where done by soldiers led by Zhu De and Zhou Enlai who started a mutineer against KMT(Kuomintang) in Nanchang. They where beaten, but many of these soldiers escaped to the Jinggang Mountains along the border of Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. Here they built up the Red Army. Zhu De is considered as the founder of the Red Army.

Bay_Yil_PiazzaBa Yi Square. Photo taken by Xian Li.

After the incident, the Red Army where incorporated into the KuoMingTang or Chinese army. The Red Army got the name Eighth Route Army in KMT and was the biggest part of two units in the KMT. Eighth Route Army was basically a very useful guerrilla army. Sometime at the end of WW Two, the Red Army was renamed to PLA and that is the current name. On the square you’ll see a lot of symbols for 81 revolutionary moments in Nanchang history.

8/1 squares and 8/1 revolts monuments

This is how the city now calls the Ba Yi square. The original name for this area where people square. The 8/1 squares are symbolising the Nanchang 8/1 main roads on the land sector. As the official Nanchang website describes it “8/1 squares are Nanchang’s windows, four sides is leads to the city four directions for the nonstop main road, here also is a center where the Nanchang resident moves.” You often see various government affairs and the commercial activity every year in this square. This will say the square is a sort of central for the citys roads, communication and other important things in the city. In the center of the square you’ll find towers and statues with 8/1 revolutionary moments from Nanchangs uprising the 1 of august 1927.