Jingdezhen City, once known as the
porcelain capital of China, is located on a tributary
of the Changhe River, south of the Yangtze. Situated
between the Huangshan mountain range and the plains
of Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake in
China, the city is a patchwork of rivers and hills.
The city covers a total area of 5,200 square km,
with a population of 1.4 million.
Jingdezhen is an ancient city with
a long history and magnificent culture. The city's
reputation for producing fine porcelain began
in the Eastern Han Dynasty. During the Song Dynasty
the Jingdezhen workshop was commissioned to produce
porcelain for the imperial court.
Located in the northeast Jiangxi Province,
in the transitional area between the Huangshan
Mountain-Huaiyushan Mountain ranges and the plains
of Poyang Lake, Jingdezhen City enjoys a monsoon
subtropical climate. Its climate is characterized
by adequate sunshine, sufficient rainfall and
obvious distinctions between the four seasons.
The annual average temperature in the city is
17 C. (67F).
Tourists can visit the famous ceramic
clay producing area at Kaolin, and see more than
30 ceramics kiln ruins around the city-- the ruins
of the ancient Hutian kiln, and the ruin of the
royal kilns from the Ming and the Qing Dynasties.
Besides, the ceramic ruins there are
other sites of interest. Perfectly preserved clusters
of Ming and Qing buildings; the old Sanlu Temple,
Quyuan, the red tower where the first emperor
in the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang once hid during
a battle, the Moon Lake, and the Lijushan Mountains,
all attract thousands of tourists each year.
Ancient Kiln Site