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Jindezhen Travel Guide

Jingdezhen Travel Guide 2024

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Jingdezhen is reputed as the “porcelain capital” for its long ceramic-making legacy which is over 2000 years. It has always produced high-quality and exquisite porcelain, exporting to other countries by sea along the Silk Road, which is celebrated widely in the world. It is now not only a popular tourist attraction but also a hub for education and workshops, facilitating the culture and commercial exchange between the East and the West.

If you come to China, Jingdezhen is worth a visit. It’s convenient to travel to Jingdezhen from Shanghai by air (1.5 hours) or from Huangshan by high-speed train (1 hour). Arriving at this prefecture-level city in Jiangxi Province, you will embark on your unique adventure of ceramics, probing into the wonderful world of porcelain craftsmen.

Why visit this city:

  • Rich ceramic culture - Jingdezhen has a 2000-year ceramic-making history, a 1000-year history of official-run Kilns, and a 600-year history of imperial kilns. Visiting different ceramic museums, you will unveil the secret of the porcelain-making process, learning how ancient craftsmen fire porcelain. Exploring creative ceramic markets, you can purchase various ceramic products as gifts or souvenirs. You can even make a porcelain handicraft on your own!
  • Tranquil & Beautiful Ancient Town - Apart from its ceramic manufacture, ancient towns are also worth seeing in Jingdezhen. Wandering along the river, you will experience the charm of Watertown. It boasts bridges, alleys, and lanes, where you can stroll. The lush trees and colorful flowers welcome tourists through the whole spring and summer.
  • Dainty Snacks - Jingdezhen is also a paradise for delicacy, which has its features, such as cold rice noodles, dumpling cake, fried dough sticks wrapped with glutinous rice cake, etc.

Jingdezhen Top Attractions

Jingdezhen is a famous porcelain city that has many tourist attractions. Jingdezhen China Ceramic Museum demonstrates the ceramic culture from the Tang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. In Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln and Customs Museum, tourists can appreciate performances by ceramic instruments. For more Jingdezhen attractions, please see Jingdezhen Attractions - Top 9 Things to Do in Jingdezhen 2024. >>

Jingdezhen Travel Guide
Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum

Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum stores the rarest and most beautiful ceramic artifacts, with more than 50000 works stretching over 5 dynasties on display from the Tang Dynasty down to the Qing Dynasty.

Jingdezhen Travel Guide
Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln and Folk Customs Museum

Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln and Folk Customs Museum is the only national 5A tourist attraction with ceramic culture as the theme where you can appreciate the profound porcelain history and culture.

Jingdezhen Travel Guide
Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue

Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue is a popular photogenic spot and an ideal place that integrates shopping, amusement, and sightseeing. Creative Bazaar will be held from time to time.

Jingdezhen Travel Guide
Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village

Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village provides the opportunity for the International arts and crafts community to exchange the culture, arts, and crafts of China.

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Jingdezhen Sculpture Porcelain Factory

Jingdezhen Sculpture Porcelain Factory was founded in 1956, located in the eastern urban area of Jingdezhen, about 6 kilometers away from the city center.

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Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Institute

The works of the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Institute focus on the nearly 600-year history of Ming and Qing imperial Kilns, showcasing over 800 important cultural relics unearthed from the imperial kiln factory site.

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Porcelain Palace

The Porcelain Palace is a unique architecture built by an elderly woman at the age of 86 in 2010, costing 5 years and 20 million yuan. Its walls are inlaid with various colors of porcelain.

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Fuliang Ancient Town

Fuliang Ancient Town is located in the north suburb area of Jingdezhen City, 8 km away from Jingdezhen. Built in the Tang Dynasty, it has a long history of more than 1800 years.

Jingdezhen Featured Activities

Apart from visiting the top attractions such as Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum and Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Institute, you can make porcelain handicrafts if you are interested in the porcelain-making process. You can also attend the grand China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Expo if you are here in October. See all featured activities in Jingdezhen. See all featured activities in Jingdezhen >>

Jingdezhen Travel Guide
Make Porcelain Handicrafts

As a promised land of porcelain manufacturing, you will have extraordinary experience in making porcelain handicrafts such as cups and bowls under professional instruction.

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Jingdezhen Delicious Food

Jingdezhen is not only famous for porcelain, but also has dainty food, such as beef bone rice noodles, cold rice noodles, dumpling cake, fried dough sticks wrapped with glutinous rice cake…

Jingdezhen Travel Guide
Jingdezhen International Ceramic Expo

Jingdezhen International Ceramic Expo is a grand gathering for porcelain practitioners and enthusiasts to communicate ceramic culture and enjoy splendid porcelain works.

Jingdezhen Weather & When to Go

Jingdezhen Travel Guide

Jingdezhen has a subtropical monsoon climate with ample sunshine and moderate rainfall throughout the year. There are four clear seasons: unpredictable spring, hot summer, cool autumn, and short but cold winter. The average temperature of the year is 18 ˚C. The hottest month is July with the highest temperature around 34 ˚C while the coldest month is January with the lowest temperature around 2 ˚C.

The best time to visit Jingdezhen is from August to October as it is cool and clear in autumn, and spring (Feb. to Apr.) is also the recommended time. Please notice that the Jingdezhen International Ceramic Expo takes place in October. It is worth visiting the Porcelain Capital during this time for the nice weather and the grand event.

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Jingdezhen Transportation

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How to Get to Jingdezhen

By Flight: There are direct flights from/to Beijing (2.5 hours), Shanghai (1.5 hours), Xi’an (2.5 hours), Chengdu (2.5 hours), Xiamen (1.5 hours), Guangzhou (2 hours), Shenzhen (2 hours), etc.

By Train: Visitors can take trains from many cities to Jingdezhen, such as Beijing (7.5 hours), Shanghai (4-8 hours), Nanchang (1-5 hours), Xiamen (4-6 hours), Guangzhou (4.5-5.5 hours), Shenzhen (5.5-6.5 hours), etc.

Also, Jingdezhen is connected with many nearby attractions by train, such as Huangshan (1 hour), Mount Lu (1-2 hours), Wuyuan (0.5 hours), and Wangxian Valley (1 hour).

How to Get around Jingdezhen

Buses, taxis, and bikes are all available in Jingdezhen. There are over 40 bus routes in downtown Jingdezhen connecting the main attractions. Taxies are inexpensive as the flag-down fare is 7 Yuan. Tourists can also rent a bike for 1 or 2 days to get around because attractions at Jingdezhen are not far from each other. If you want to save all the trouble, you can consider booking a tour with us, we will take care of every matter in your trip such as guide, transportation, accommodation, meals, and tickets.

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Jingdezhen Accommodation

Jingdezhen Accommodation

Jingdezhen offers different types of hotels varying from 5-star to 3-star. There are also hotels with porcelain features where you can experience the charm of ceramics. With convenient transportation, a short distance to the attractions, and cost-effective hotels, Jingdezhen downtown near Jingdezhen People’s Square is the most recommended accommodation in Jingdezhen. If you want to experience local life in-depth, there are also some homestays near Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village. But the distance to other attractions is not as close as downtown.

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Jingdezhen Maps

To help you know more about Jingdezhen attractions, we have selected some useful Jingdezhen maps for you. For more maps in Jingdezhen, please see Jingdezhen Maps. View more Jingdezhen Maps >>

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Chinese Name: 景德镇

Chinese Pinyin: jǐng dé zhèn

English IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɪŋ.də.d͡ʒən/

Language: Mandarin

Tel Code: 0798

Zip Code: 333000

Time Zone: (UTC+8)

Plan Your Jingdezhen Tour

Best known as the capital of porcelain, Jingdezhen preserves rich cultural and historic relics. Porcelain will stand as the theme of your Jingdezhen tour. Usually, tourists spend 2 days in Jingdezhen, hitting special museums like Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Institute, and Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln and Folk Customs Museum. If you are fond of shopping, Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue and Jingdezhen Sculpture Porcelain Factory are good places for you. Don’t forget historical sites like Yaoli Ancient Town and Fuliang Ancient Town, where you can experience a slow-paced and tranquil life.You can also take a special Yangtze River Cruise with Jingdezhen offered by Century Legend or Yangtze 2.

If you have more days, spend a day travel to Wuyuan or other destinations near Jiangxi such as Huangshan, or go further to other cities like Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, and Tianjin. How to Plan a Jingdezhen Tour>>

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