range of mountains located 180km (110 miles) from Nanchang spread
between Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. This lush mountain area is
known as "the cradle of the Chinese Revolution" became
of the crucial role it played in the early Communist movement.
1927, after suffering crushing losses in urban areas, a weakened
Communist force led by Mao Zedong sought refuge in Jinggangshan’s
dense forests. Mao’s small band was soon joined by the Communist
army led by Zhu De and Zhou Enlai who had been unsuccessful after
the Nanchang Uprising as well as Peng Dehuai and his legion. These
troops and their leaders joined forces in Ciping, a village of Jinggangshan
and began the Long March.
government has restored most of the famous landmarks at Ciping and
tourists can also visit the Jinggang
Mountain Revolutionary Museum (jinggangshan geming bowuguan).