So Nathan decided to study and live in Nanchang for 5 months. Wait, where? When announcing his soon-to-be home, no one had heard of this city before. Indeed, it’s not the typical tourist attraction or common destination like Beijing or Shanghai, but that doesn’t mean the city has nothing to offer. While we mostly stayed around the campus, we also visited the city center.
First we decided to check out the Tengwang Pavilion, a spectacular piece of architecture in the middle of the city centre. It’s worth the climb, because once you have reached the highest floor, you are rewarded with a view over Nanchang’s skyline, which is especially beautiful at sunset.
Another fun thing to do in Nanchang is to visit the fair, which is open every day, how cool’s that! We went there by night, tried out some of the various food stands and of course we ventured the attractions, a decision we soon wished we hadn’t made once we set foot on the squeaking and rusty Wild Mouse.