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Tengwang Pavilion

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Introduction to Tengwang Pavilion (南昌滕王阁)

Tengwang Pavilion in Jiangxi Province is known as the "first building" along the Xi River. It has been hailed as one of the great works of the Tang Dynasty, a dynasty renowned for its dedication to culture and arts and this reputation for incredible architectural design continues to this day.It is a must-see for those visiting Nanchang.

Nanchang Tengwang Pavilion or Pavilion of Prince Teng is located in the northwest of Nanchang City of Jiangxi Province. It is one of the Four Great Towers of China. Pavilion of Prince Teng was first built in 653 AD by Li Yuanying, the younger brother of Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty. Li Yuanying was enfeoffed as Prince Teng in 639. 

The pavilion reaches a height of around 60 meters with a floor space of 13,000 square meters. .Much of the structure is carved out of wood with tiled walls painted green in typical Song Dynasty style.The main pavilion aside there are two separate pavilions that flank either side of the central pavilion

In 652 he was assigned the governorship of Nanchang where the pavilion served as his townhouse. Twenty years later, to celebrate to completion of rebuilding the pavilion, a group of local intelligentsia gathered to compose prose and poem about the Pavilion of Prince Teng.

Later it became the private headquarter of the prince and was frequently the location for large official banquets and events. The prince was once granted the title of Tengwang by the emperor, therefore got famous as Tengwang Pavilion gradually.The famous poet Wang Bo wrote the masterpiece, Preface to the Pavilion of Prince Teng.

Even though it was constructed during the Tang Dynasty it became what later reflected typical architectural design in the Song Dynasty. It was placed under heritage by the Chinese Government and further restored and was re-opened to the public in 1989. it represents the origins of what is now the capital of Jiangxi and has become one of the famous Nanchang scenic spots and locals are fiercely proud of it.

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No.36 Fanggu Street, Donghu District,Nanchang

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Main Sights

Tengwang Pavilion

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Travel Information

Admission Fee: 50 Yuan  
Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 5:30PM

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1. Take Subway Line 1 getting off at Tengwang Pavilion Station.

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Tengwang Pavilion during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October as it will be extremely crowded.


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