Jingdezhen Attractions - Top 9 Things to Do in Jingdezhen 2024

Jingdezhen, a promised land for ceramic manufacturing, is a city built on white gold. It is famous and prosperous for porcelain. Hence, it is reputed as the Porcelain Capital of China.

Different from large cities like Beijing or Shanghai, it demonstrates a unique atmosphere, focusing on a slow-paced life in the fast-paced world. Wandering along the street, a burgeoning arts scene fills the city. Trips to Jingdezhen are always packed with visits to porcelain museums, art villages, and ceramic galleries. Though a small city, it boasts a rich cultural heritage and plays a crucial role in the long history of China.

We’ve selected the most popular attractions in Jingdezhen according to our travel experience, customer feedback, and recommendation of TripAdvisor, with detailed information about their location, opening hours, tickets, and recommended visiting times. Special museums will feast your eyes, like Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln and Folk Customs Museum, and Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Institute. Cultural and historical sites including Yaoli Ancient Town and Fuliang Ancient Town bring you back to ancient times. Besides, we have also highlighted a few hotspots, such as Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue and Porcelain Palace. Jingdezhen also provides access to nearby popular tourist areas such as Wangxian Valley, Mount Lu, Huangshan, and Wuyuan. Go and discover now!

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Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum

No. 1: 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. It has 1 permanent exhibition hall, 6 temporary exhibition halls, an academic exchange area, etc.

One work named the speechless Buddha sculpture has become a recent viral hit online for its realistic and lively expression. Many people use the picture as a meme to express speechlessness. It is an Arhat ceramic sculpture in the permanent exhibition hall on the sixth floor. Why not see the internet meme with your own eyes in realistic life? There are also myriad exquisite ceramic works waiting for your exploration!

Type: Museums
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday
Tickets: Free
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-3 hours
Address: No.1 Zijing Road, Changjiang District, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市昌江区紫晶路1号)


No. 2: 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.

In this huge site, visit the ancient kilns of past dynasties like Dragon Kiln of Song Dynasty, Steamed Bun Kiln of Yuan Dynasty, Gourd Kiln of Ming Dynasty, Zhen Kiln of Qing Dynasty, Lion Kiln of Qing Dynasty, Imperial Kilns of Ming and Qing Dynasties; see the porcelain masters at work and they will let you have a go; appreciate musical performances by ceramic instrument on water stage; view ceramics tablet gallery; wander leisurely in the beautiful gardens, temples; you could even buy the beautiful ceramics as you like.

Type: Museums
Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00
Tickets: CNY 85/Person
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-3 hours
Address: No. 1 Ancient Kiln Road, Porcelain Capital Avenue, Changjiang District, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市昌江区瓷都大道古窑路1号)

Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue

No. 3: Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue

Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue is a newly developing tourist sight in Jingdezhen. To protect modern industrial relics, Jingdezhen built Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue at the original factory site of the former state-owned Universal Porcelain Factory. Now Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue has become a popular photogenic spot no matter what the hour of day or night. Most visitors will come at night to appreciate the majestic nightscape and buy souvenirs and gifts. Distinctive shops provide products and services with their characteristics, making it an ideal place that integrates shopping, amusement, and sightseeing. Creative Bazaar will be held from time to time, selling works in traditional handicrafts or intangible cultural heritage technology.

Type: Points of Interest, Shopping Street
Opening Hours: 7:00-24:00
Tickets: Free
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-3 hours
Address: No. 150 Xinchang West Road, Zhushan District, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市珠山区新厂西路150号)

Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village

No. 4: Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village

Sanbao International Porcelain Art Village is nestled in the beautiful Chinese countryside areas of Jingdezhen, 6 km from Jingdezhen downtown. Created by famous ceramic artist Jackson Li, it provides the opportunity for the International arts and crafts community to exchange the culture, arts, and crafts of China.

Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village is not only a museum that feasts tourists' eyes, but also a place to dine, stay, and enjoy some activities. It is mainly divided into three parts, including the exhibition area, living area, and working area. Gallery Qiu hosts a series of art exhibitions and activities, blending tradition and modernity. The guesthouse offers a place to stay for overnight tourists. Tourists can explore the ceramic culture, talk with the artists, and even learn to make pottery.

Type: Ancient Village, Museums, Historical & Cultural Site
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:30 from Tuesday to Sunday
Tickets: Free
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-3 hours
Address: Sanbao Village, Zhushan District, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市珠山区三宝村四家里)

Jingdezhen Sculpture Porcelain Factory

No. 5: 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.

The factory mainly produces ceramic sculptures, supplemented by horticultural ceramics, artistic display ceramics, industrial mold ceramics, etc. Ceramics exhibitions will be held at irregular intervals, while the creative market with over 100 stalls will be held regularly every Saturday morning. Here also provides DIY programs so tourists can experience firing, painting, and carving process of ceramics.

Approaching the Jingdezhen Sculpture Porcelain Factory, there are scattered and picturesque factories, ancient Hui style architecture, modern style pottery bars, towering kiln chimneys, and walls retaining slogans from different eras. History and reality, industry and art blend harmoniously, making it a new place for the ceramic cultural and creative industry in Jingdezhen.

Type: Points of Interest
Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00
Tickets: Free
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-3 hours
Address: No. 139 Xinchangdong Road, Zhushan District, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市珠山区新厂东路139号)

Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum

No. 6: Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Institute

Interested in archaeological work related to imperial kilns? Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Institute is a must-see! The variety of porcelain objects in the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Institute is greatly extended. The works on the exhibition 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.

Apart from numerous exhibits, the time-honored and storied building offers a glimpse of porcelain history. Longzhu Pavilion, also called Dragon Pearl Pavilion, is located in the imperial kiln factory. The imperial court of the Ming and Qing dynasties built imperial kilns and assigned a court official to supervise the production of porcelain objects for the exclusive use of the royal family. The pavilion became a symbol of the imperial kilns and now is a landmark of Jingdezhen.

Type: Museums, Historic Sites
Opening Hours: 9:00-22:00 from Tuesday to Sunday
Tickets: Free
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-3 hours
Address: No. 185 Zhushanzhong Road, Zhushan District, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市珠山区珠山街道珠山路185号御窑厂遗址)

Porcelain Palace

No. 7: 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, including blue and white porcelain, rice-pattern decorated porcelain, Famille-rose porcelain, and color-glazed porcelain, which are the four famous porcelain in Jingdezhen. The porcelain used in the decoration is all accumulated by the elderly woman Yu Ermei, most of which was fired in the 1980s.

The shape of the Porcelain Palace is similar to that of the Hakka enclosed house. There are three floors in total. Enjoying the vitrolite paintings, tourists can learn about Chinese traditional culture relating to the four classic novels of Chinese literature and Buddhist themes.

Type: Points of Interest
Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00
Tickets: CNY 25/Person
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Xinping Village, Fuliang County, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市浮梁县)

Fuliang Ancient Town

No. 8: Fuliang Ancient Town

Fuliang Ancient Town is located in the north suburb area of Jingdezhen City, 8 km away from Jingdezhen. Built in Tang Dynasty, it has a long history of more than 1800 years. This ancient twon has been systematically divided into quadrants based on the Chinese Eight Diagrams theory, with a city wall that spans 20 km and stands at over 1.5 meters high.

There are two main attractions: Fuliang Ancient County Government Office and the Red Tower. Fuliang Ancient County Government Office is called “the First Magistrate’s Office in the South of the Yangtze River” where tourists could gain a deep understanding of ancient feudal Chinese court. While, the Red Tower is called “the First Tower in Jiangxi Province”, which is the symbol of the ancient city of Fuliang. It records the ups and downs of the city from all dynasties authentically, contains the wonderful legends…

Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Opening Hours: 8:00-17:30
Tickets: Free
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 hours
Address: Jiucheng Village, Fuliang County, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市浮梁县旧城村)

Yaoli Ancient Town

No. 9: Yaoli Ancient Town

Located 61 km in the northeast of Jingdezhen City, Yaoli Ancient Town is surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers. Built in Western Han Dynasty, Yaoli Ancient Town was the original place of raw material of porcelains in Jingdezhen City in history as well as the collecting and distributing center for teas, porcelains and rice. It is bestowed with the title of “the Original Place of the Porcelain, the Hometown of Teas and the Ocean of Forests”.

Age-old mining pits, ancient ceramic workshops, ancient kiln sites, watermills, porcelain stone, raw glaze brick…Here is a place of historic interest where you can search deep into ancient times and the seclusion.

Type: Historic Sites, Point of Interest
Opening Hours: 8:00-18:00
Tickets: CNY 98 per adult, CNY 55 per child/student/senior
Recommended Visiting Time: about half a day
Address: Yaoli Village, Fuliang County, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China (江西省景德镇市浮梁县瑶里镇)

How to Plan a Jingdezhen Tour

How to Get to Jingdezhen: Jingdezhen can be reached by flights from major cities such as Beijing (2 hours), Shanghai (1.5 hours), Chengdu (2.5 hours), Xiamen (1.5 hours), Shenzhen (2 hours), etc., and by high-speed trains from nearby cities like Huangshan (1 hour), Wuyuan (0.5 hours), and Hangzhou (2-3 hours), as well as from major cities including Beijing (7.5 hours) and Shanghai (4 hours). It should be noted that there are no international flights connected with Jingdezhen.

Best Time to Visit Jingdezhen: March to May (in spring) & August to November (in autumn), because the weather is mild and nature scenery is beautiful during these periods. The annual Jingdezhen International Pottery and Porcelain Festival takes place in October which is worth visiting.

Top Attractions to Visit in Jingdezhen: Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln and Folk Customs Museum, Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue, Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village, Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum…

Kind Reminder: When shopping for porcelain or souvenirs, be sure to compare prices and avoid being scammed. It is recommended to learn some porcelain appraisal knowledge beforehand, choose reputable stores for purchases, compare prices among different stores, and exercise rational consumption habits.

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 Museum, 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.

On day 1, tourists can visit Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum to admire different types of porcelains stretching from Tang Dynasty to Qing Dynasty in the morning. After lunch, tourists can proceed to Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln and Folk Customs Museum, listening to a musical performance by ceramic instruments. If time permits, tourists can travel to Jingdezhen Sculpture Factory to see the transformation of the ceramics industry. When night falls, Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue offers the best night view.

On day 2, tourists are recommended to tour Sanbao International Porcelain Art Village, communicating with artists and learning ceramic culture. In the afternoon, it is suggested to have a trip to Porcelain Palace to feel the charm of porcelain and the creativity of the elderly woman Yuermei. After appreciating the imaginative building, tourists can wander around Yaoli Ancient Town to breathe the fresh air and relax from the busy life.

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