A Brief Introduction to Jingdezhen Tourism

    ¡¾Tourism Positioning¡¿
    Tourism brands: the capital of porcelain in the world, the city of art, the millennial famous town, the ecological hometown
    Tourism features: Fuliang--the source of porcelain, the old town Zhushan, the green Changjiang, the colorful County-level City--Leping

    ¡¾Tourism location¡¿
    Jingdezhen locates in the foothills of northeast of Jiangxi Province. There are six mountains, two lakes and four World Heritages (Six Mountains: Huangshan Mountain, Lushan Mountain, Jiuhuashan Mountain, Dragon and Tiger Mountain, Wuyishan Mountain, Sanqingshan Mountain; Two Lakes: Qiandao Lake, Poyang Lake) within a circumference of 200 kilometers. Tourism resources in the Jingdezhen and its surrounding areas have strong complementary.
    Jingdezhen has convenient traffic, there are four civilian airports including Nanchang (Changbei), Jingdezhen, Huangshan, Quzhou in local and surrounding areas; Jingdezhen, the Yangtze River Delta and the East China tourism circle are closely linked by Jingdezhen-Wuyuan-Huangshan and the upcoming opening of Jingdezhen-Wuyuan-Chang
    shan (Hangzhou-Qiandao lake-Jingdezhen) highways. Jingdezhen tourism location conditions are converting to geographical advantages.
    Wuyuan is 60 kilometers east from Jingdezhen, which is known as the most beautiful countryside in China; 150 kilometers southward is Taoism ancestor Longhushan Mountain; More than 140 kilometers westward is the world cultural landscape Lushan Mountain; More than 180 kilometers northward of Jingdezhen is the Huangshan Mountain which is the world double inheritance; 150 kilometers southeast is Sanqingshan Mountain.
    Good conditions of tourism location in Jingdezhen provide a broad space for traveler agencies to arrange different traveling routes according to the needs of tourist market.

    ¡¾Major Scenic Spots¡¿
    1. Jingdezhen Ceramic Historical Expo Zone
    National AAAA level scenic spot, it locates in the beautiful Panlonggang which is in the west of the city; it consists of Jingdezhen Ceramic History Museum and the Ancient Kilns. The ceramic-making architectures and folk houses of Ming and Qing Dynasties are the important protection units of cultural relic of the Jiangxi province. The garden-style layout with ancient architectures as the center constitutes a unique ancient cultural district and becomes the microcosm of the long ceramic history in Jingdezhen. It is surrounded by the mountains, lush forest, waving lake, numerous ceramic workshops, flowers and bamboos. It shows a perfect combination of the cultural landscape and natural scenery and becomes a world-renowned scenic tourist area with distinctive characteristics.
    2. Ancient Government Office of Fuliang County
    National AAAA level scenic spot, it locates in Fuliang County which is 8 kilometers far away from Jingdezhen city. It was set up in 11th year of Yuanhe period of Tang Dynasty (A.D.817) which has a history of over 1190 years. It is the only grade-5 county government office of Qing Dynasty that preserved intactly and entitled as "the NO.1 Government Office in south of Yangtze River" which keeps the original style fundamentally. "An ancient government office with county level can reflect half part of the history of Qing Dynasty". Nowadays, in order to create ancient government office culture and official culture, and integrate history, culture, appreciation, participatory as a whole. It will present the unique performance of holding court trial and warrior's parade and so on. It is like a tour of surpassing space-time which deserves you taste it carefully.
    3. China House
    National AAAA level scenic spot, it locates in the west suburb of Jingdezhen which integrates ceramics and history, culture, tourism, trade, workshops, recreation, human habitat together successfully and reappears the glory of the millennium Chang Nan town. It becomes a beautiful landscape at the west gate of Jingdezhen and listed as the National AAAA scenic spot in January of 2009. The China House has an elegant environment, convenient transportation, reasonable layout and well-equipped utility system. There are large entertainment center and high-level recreation place, antique market which carries the ceramic historical and cultural relics, and the Jingdezhen Century Fine Ceramics Museum which collects fine ceramic pieces of ceramics master and old folk artists through the ages and masterpieces of young celebrities with features of the age. It has become one of the well-known new ceramic landscapes in Jingdezhen.
    4. Yaoli Scenic Spot
    National AAAA level scenic spot, it locates in suburb of Jingdezhen which is 40 kilometers far away from the downtown. It is named "Yaoli" for being the birth place of Jingdezhen porcelain in history. There were hand-workshops for ceramic production since mid-Tang Dynasty. It is noted for "The source of porcelain, the hometown of tea and the ocean of forest". Yaoli is a National Key Scenic Spot of China, famous historical and cultural town in China, National AAAA Scenic Spot, National Mine Park, National Forest Park, and National key cultural relic's protection units, National natural and cultural double heritance. It has a superb climate and dense forest; there are not only more than 180 kinds of rare animals and plants of our country, including Chinese Yew, Maidenhair Trees, Torreya Grandis, Leopard, Giant Salamander, but also ancient mine pits, ancient workshops, ancient kiln sites, the former residence of Chen Yi, and site of anti-Japanese Mobilize Conference waiting for you visit.
    5£® Hongyuan Fairylands
    National AAAA level scenic spot£¬it locates in northeast of Leping which is 38 kilometers far away from the downtown, this is a typical Karst sight. The fairyland's Karst caves is 2000 meters long, the scenic in caves are gorgeous, and being many different shapes; there still have the waterfall leap in the air(Jiutian waterfall), Zhengtianlei scenic spot, Qingtianzhu scenic spot, fairy rural scenic spot. Especially, the best scenic spot is the waterfall leap in the air (Jiutian waterfall) in the cave.
    6. Deyu Ecological Garden
    National AAAA level scenic spot, there are ecological dining rooms which offer various lake food from Poyang Lake and several dozens of wooden houses are opened to the public free of charge, where are suitable for visitors to recreating and enjoying the cool while tasting the Deyu Tea and enjoying ancient trees in the garden. There are many precious trees such as Taxus Chinensis, Root-Bark of Monkshoodvine (Guoshanlong£¬chinese medicine), Sweet-Scented Osmanthus of Song Dynasty, Goraq of Song Dynasty and so on beside the 50 thousand ancient loropetalum trees and rhododendron. Visitors can also participate in manufacturing Deyu Tea and root carving.
    7. Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum
    It locates in Lianshe north Road of Jingdezhen Urban Area. The characters "Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum" that inlaid in the gatehouse are written by Guo Moruo. The museum exhibition is divided into "History Department", "New China Department" and Special Theme Exhibition Hall. There are celadon and white porcelain of Five Dynasties, blue and white porcelain of Song Dynasty, blue and white porcelain, egg white porcelain and under glaze red porcelain of Yuan Dynasty, blue and white porcelain, five colors porcelain, Doucai porcelain and various color glaze porcelain of Ming Dynasty, dozens of fine porcelain of Qing Dynasty as well as works produced by famous modern ceramics factories, ceramics research institute and ceramic artists. These precious ceramics are true reflections of the whole process of history development of Jingdezhen and demonstrate the ancient wisdom of Jingdezhen ceramics workers and great creativity.
    8. Ten porcelain factories Ceramics Museum of Jingdezhen
    It locates in No.55 of Fengjing Road of Jingdezhen city, and it is beside Zhushanbayou Square. After the founding of New China, the undone Jingdezhen ushered the great development of ceramic industry, Jingdezhen integrated and set up more than a dozen large state-owned porcelain factories, for example: Jianguo, Renmin, Xinhua, Dongfeng, Jingxing, Yishu, Guangming, Hongxing, Hongqi, Yuzhou, Weimin, Huafeng, Diaosu, Hongguang, Shuguang, Xinguang and so on. Jingdezhen entered the "Ten porcelain factories" period of prosperity and development. However, by the mid-90s of last century, with the continuous deepening of reform and opening up and development needs of the market economy, state-owned "Ten porcelain factories" strypped step by step£¬Jingdezhen moved forward into large ceramic pattern while reform and opening up, the characteristic productions nearly half a century with good quality from "Ten porcelain factories" gradually fade from view. Now, "Ten porcelain factories Ceramics Museum" cost more than ten years to collect part of the ceramics and related data of "Ten porcelain factories" between 1950 to 1995, and show them to the public, the prosperity of former "Ten porcelain factories" can still be seen, the people of Jingdezhen were assiduous, and persistent pursuit of the spirit are still clear.
    9. Hutian Ancient Kiln Site
    It locates in Hutian, the east suburb of Jingdezhen, which is the largest ancient kiln of Song and Yuan Dynasty that produced the fine products. The site is rich in relics which are surrounded by ancient kilns in many dynasties including the "Horseshoe Kiln" in the later Song Dynasty, the "Gourd Kiln" in the early and middle of Ming Dynasty and so on. The Exhibition Hall of Hutian Ancient Kiln Site which is built on the site, does not only collect and display various types of typical standards artifacts produced in each historical stages of Hutian kiln and precious relics and specimens excavated in previous archaeological excavations, but also protect the relics such as precious kilns, porcelain workshops in various important historical periods of Song, Yuan and Ming Dynasties which demonstrates the scenes of producing porcelain in ancient time.
    10. Royal Kiln Factory
    It locates beside the Zhushan Road in the centre of Jingdezhen which is an institution set for supplying the ceramic for the imperial court in Ming and Qing Dynasties. The supervisors for ceramic production are usually served by eunuchs in Ming Dynasty, and served by Ministry of Works, Imperial Household Department or in charged by the Jinagxi provincial governor in early Qing Dynasty. After the reign of Emperor Qianlong, it is managed by the Jiujiang official and Raozhou sub prefect, while the production and transportation are supervised by Jingdezhen patrol and inspection office. All the porcelain produced in the Royal Kiln Factory is called "Imperial Kiln Wares". This government-run porcelain factory has the longest production history, largest scale with the most exquisite technique in China which represents the highest level in ceramic production at that time. It plays a special important role in the ceramics development history of China. Therefore, the Royal Kiln Factory has also become a symbol of Jingdezhen ceramics culture.