Pingxiang is a city in Jiangxi Province, China.
Pingxiang (萍乡市)  (lit. "duckweed village") is a city in the province of Jiangxi. It is located on the west edge of Jiangxi Province, bordering Hunan Province. Although it is called a "city" ("市"), it is not equivalent to the western concept of a "city" (i.e. a continuous urban developed area). Pingxiang has a total area of 1,478 square miles. It has a population of 1.8 million (2006 figure), of which only a quarter lives in the urban area. It is primarily a commercial and transportation hub.
Administratively, it is comprised of 2 urban districts (Anyuan (安源区) in the middle, Xiangdong (湘东区) to the west), and 3 counties (Lianhua (莲花县) to the south, Shangli (上栗县) to the north, Luxi (芦溪县) to the east). Confusingly, Xiangdong, although called a district ("区"), is physically about the same area as the counties ("县").
By far the largest urban area ("城区") is located in Anyuan district, although the Anyuan district is much larger than the urban area. Unless otherwise noted, all attractions are in the Anyuan urban district.
Pingxiang has historically not been much of a tourist destination. They are actively trying to change that, focusing on the natural beauty, the events that occurred here important to early CCP history, and minority culture. However, they are still in the early stages of this process, so travelers should keep that in mind (e.g. minimal English is spoken).
Pingxiang has no airport with regularly scheduled flights. The closest airports are Huanghua International Airport  in Changsha (90 minutes drive) and Changbei International Airport in Nanchang (3 hours drive).
From the Changsha airport, there are airport coaches that go direct between the airport and the Dongfang Hotel (萍乡东方宾馆) ; currently (March 2012), there are three departures daily in each direction. Alternatively, one can take the bus to the Hunan Civil Aviation Hotel (民航大酒店) (departures about every 20 minutes), and from there it is a two block walk to the Changsha train station
Pingxiang is on the main rail line between Changsha and Nanchang; trains stop at Pingxiang Railway Station.
Pingxiang is a major train hub, with near 100 trains per day . Nearly all of these, however, are the slower "T" or "K" trains, so you probably don't want to take the train from, say, Beijing (unless you're looking for a true Chinese train experience). There are "D" trains between Pingxiang and Shanghai (one train per day in each direction), which takes one between Pingxiang and Shanghai in about 8 hours (vs about 13 hours on the "K" train). There are currently no high-speed ("G" or "C" class) trains into Pingxiang.
Alternatively, Changsha is on the the Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway . Note that the high-speed rail station is the Changsha South Railway Station (长沙南站)  (located about 10 km east of the city center), while trains from Changsha to Pingxiang stop at the Changsha Railway Station (located at city center). Changsha is also a stop on the in-progres Shanghai-Kunming PDL (expected completion June 2013).
Taxis in the Anyuan urban area of plentiful and very cheap (5 yuan at flag drop).
Anyuan also has an extensive bus system with 28 lines