Overlooked by tall brick chimneys and disfigured by swathes of squalor and incessant demolition, Jǐngdézhèn is where China’s much-coveted porcelain is fired up, although the imperial kilns that manufactured ceramics for the occupants of the Forbidden City were long ago extinguished. With more china here than the rest of China put together, travellers can rapidly feel glazed: Jǐngdézhèn is hardly an oil painting and is strictly for Chinese porcelain buffs.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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