Welcome to Jingdezhen

Little of the city's architectural heritage remains – and the city's rich cultural history does not leap out at the unsuspecting visitor – but the city boasts a rejuvenated arts district known as the Sculpture Factory and it is well worth a day or two getting to know more about the precious 'white gold'.

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$115 Cultural & Theme Tours

Quyang Ding Ware and Ancient Klin Culture Tour from Beijing by Fast Train

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Beijing West Railway Station, BeijingAt 8:00am your English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and take a taxi to transfer you to the Beijing West Railway Station. You will board a fast train to Baoding (about one hour). Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Quyang Ding Kiln Sites, Quyang County, HebeiMet by your driver to transfer to Quyang (105km, 1.5 hours driving time).Visit Ding Ancient Kiln and Ding Ware Museum and try your hands on a Ding Ware Making Class. Explore Quyang Stone Carving Village and Museum. Ding ware was the most famous northern Chinese white ware under the Song, although there was increasing competition from the Qingbai ware from Jingdezhen in the south, which by the end of the Song had eclipsed Ding ware, achieving a predominance it has maintained in subsequent centuries.The most characteristic wares are thin porcelains with a white or grayish body and a nearly transparent white-tinted glaze, though they are classed as stoneware by some. Chemical analysis has shown that they were often made entirely of a kaolinitic clay without any porcelain stone. They are mostly decorated, with uncolored designs that are incised or in very shallow relief.After your tour is finished, you will be transferred to the railway station for a fast train back to Beijing.Duration: 5 hours

$135 Cultural & Theme Tours


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai0830AM: Meet your local tour guide in the lobby of your accommodation hotel and start your city tourFirst stop to Shanghai Museum (close on Monday which will be replaced by City Planning Centre)Located in the centre of Shanghai in People's Square, Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artefacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land.The museum is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven Galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities.The ancient ceramics collection is a special Shanghai Museum treasure. Among the more than 500 pieces are artwork from various dynasties, such as painted and gray pottery from the Neolithic age, primitive celadon from the Shang, Zhou and Warring States, mature celadon from the East Han Dynasty, the well known tri-colored glazed pottery from the Tang Dynasty, blue, white and black glazed as well as painted porcelain from the Song, Jin and Liao, and the brilliant works from Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, the centre of the industry during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynastiesDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Jade Buddha Temple, ShanghaiFollowed with a tour to the Jade Buddha TempleSituated in the northwest near the intersection of Anyuan Lu and Jiangning Lu, the temple is an active one, attracting large numbers of visitors, both local and overseas Chinese tourists. It is one of Shanghai’s few Buddhist temples.Jade Buddha Temple was built between 1911 and 1918, housing 70 resident monks. Its exterior is easily identifiable by its bright saffron walls. Inside, the centrepiece is a two-meter-high white jade sitting Buddha encrusted with jewels. It is said the statue weighs 1,000kg. The sitting Buddha was installed in the temple when it was brought by monks from Burma to Zhejiang Province in 1882. A smaller reclining Buddha lies on a redwood bed.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), ShanghaiIn the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing walking along the Bund before head to one of the most beautiful Southern Chinese garden-Yu GardenThe Bund, also called the Zhongshan Road, is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It starts from the Baidu Bridge, which is at the connecting point of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek, to the East Jinling Road and winds a 1500 meters (less than one mile) length. Walking along the Bund, which is at the west shore of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can be seen on the opposite side and also the Jin Mao Tower. Being one of the Top Ten Shanghai Attractions, the Bund is a really beautiful and special place which is worth visiting. Yu Garden, Old BazaarYuyuan Garden, a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty. Now a popular tourist destination, Yuyuan began as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who spent almost 20 years - and all of his savings - to build a garden in order to please his parents in their old age. That is why he called this garden "Yuyuan" - because "yu" in Chinese means "peace and health".Duration: 1 hour

$1328 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private six days Huangshan-Wuyuan-Jingdezhen Tour

Day 1  Huangshan arrival Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel (4 star) or Crowne Plaza Hotel (5 satr)You will be met at Huangshan Railway Station or Huangshan Airport. Check in to your hotel,then pay a visit to the Tunxi Old Street. Day 2 Tunxi-Hongcun-Mt. Huangshan  (B+L)Hotel: Xihai  Hotel (North Wing, 4 star) or  Xihai  Hotel (South Wing, 5 star) After breakfast,drive to Yixian County.Pay a visit to Hongcun Village. It is a charming traditional Huizhou village, best known as the film sites of the Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.After lunch your guide will accompany you to the world cultural and natural heritage site-Mt. Huangshan.Take the Yungu cable car up to this magnificent mountain.You will visit Shixin Peak、Lion Peak、Pentip Brush、Cooling Terrace.Watch the sunset at the Purple Could Peak. Day 3 Mt. Huangshan-Tunxi (B+L)Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel (4 star) or Crowne Plaza Hotel (5 satr)Watch the sunrise in the early morning. After breakfst you'll continue to visit the Flying over Rock、Brightness Top、Paiyun Pavillion、Xihai Great Canyon and so on.Then start to descend the mountain via the Yungu cable car.Drive back to Huangshan City ,and you'll visit the Hu Kaiwen Chinese Ink Stick Factory.Day 4 Tunxi-Wuyuan  (B+L)Hotel:  Wuyuan Huangling HotelAfter breakfast, drive to Wuyuan County, which is crowned to be China’s Most Beautiful Village.Visit the Jiang Wan Village,which is the hometown of the former president Jiangzemin.After the lunch, visit the Huangling Village by cable car (round trip).Overnight in the Huangshan Village.Day 5  Wuyuan-Jingdezhen  (B+L)Hotel: Jingdezhen  Jinghan HotelAfter breakfast,drive to visit the Wangkou Village founded in 1110,more than 890 years ago.You will also stop to visit the Likeng Village.With all the houses building along a clear brook,this village is quite photogenic.After lunch,drive to Jingdezhen City, widely known as China's Captial of Ceramics for its porcelain and pottery production .You will visit Jingdezhen Ceramic History Museum located in a secluded and quiet forested valley.Day 6  Jingdezhen  (Breakfast) After breakfast,drive to visit Jingdezhen China Ceramics Musuem, Sanbao Village and the Pocerlain Bazaar where you can do some shopping. Then transfer to the Jingdezhen airport.

$425 Private & Custom Tours

3 Days Wuyuan Scenic Area Private Tour from Shanghai by Train

Day 1: Shanghai - JingdezhenThe train ticket will be sent to your hotel in advance. Go to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway station by yourself and take train number D3323 departing at 19:00 pm to Jingdezhen. Once you arrive to Jingdezhen in Jiangxi Province around 23:30 pm, a guide will be waiting for you at the train station with your name on a board to bring you to your hotel.Accommodation: Jindezhen Jin Lai Hotel or similar levelDay 2: Jingdezhen - Wuyuan (B, L)In the morning, you will have breakfast in the hotel and then be transferred to the Ancient Kiln Folk Customs Museum, where you will learn the secrets of porcelain. For centuries, China’s imperial court used porcelain hand-crafted in the workshops of Jingdezhen to decorate their palaces. Later it was exported to Europe where it became world popular.This museum is located in a forest and includes several ancient buildings and bamboo trails. You will see the process of porcelain by watching men and women about 80 years old making vases as they had been doing for most of their lives. You will learn to recognize the different porcelain styles and how some of them are products of days of meticulous work. The tour will continue to enjoying a music performance of ceramic-made instruments and visiting the largest wood fired ceramic kiln in the world.You will be transported 1.5 hours to Wuyuan County, home to many small villages scattered amongst streams and forested hills. First you will take a cable car to visit Huangling, a village built on a hillside full of an atmosphere of simplicity and elegance. Here you will stroll to see ancient temples, residences and folk customs. Next, you will drive to Jiangling, a small village surrounded by numerous terraces located on the mountain slope, where you will enjoy gorgeous views of the area. Your guide will then drop you off at your hotel.Accommodation: Wuyuan Xing Jiang Wan Hotel (4 star) or similar level Day 3: Wuyuan - Shanghai (B, L)After breakfast, you will start your day visiting the 800 years old small towns of Sixi and Yancun. Most of the ancient houses are built with white walls and bluish roofs. The walls are decorated with small but exquisite windows, while the roofs have wood carvings and special patterns of dragons and phoenixes.Then you will step into the nature of Jiangxi Province by visiting the Rainbow Bridge. Having stood for more than 800 years, this bridge is the longest covered bridge in the area. This bridge is equipped with four bridge piers, five bridge openings and six gallery pavilions.After enjoying a traditional local cuisine lunch, you will be driven to Wuyuan train station to catch train G1507 departing at 14:15 pm and arriving to Shanghai at 18:00 pm. You will make your own way back to your hotel to relax after this wonderful trip in rural China.