Jingdezhen Travel Guide

Jingdezhen Travel Guide

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Chinese Name: 景德镇市 (jǐng dé zhèn shì)
Population: 1,565,100
Urban Population: 500,000
Nationalities: Han
Total Area: 5,256 square kilometers

Zip Code: 333000
Area Code: 0798

Location: It is situated on the eastern bank of the Yangtze River. It lies between 116°57′-117°42′ east longitude and 28°44′-29°56′ north latitude.
Neighboring Areas: Wuyuan County, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, Hubei, and Anhui

Administrative Division: one city (Leping City), one county (Fuliang County) and two districts (Zhushan District and Changjiang District)

Jingdezhen is located near to many famous natural attractions including Mt. Huang, Mt. Lu, Mt. Jiuhua, Mt. Sanqing, Mt. Longhu, Mt. Wuyi as well as Poyang Lake and Qiandao Lake. More than 30 ceramics historical ruins have been found in the city, such as the famous ancient ceramic material producing area of Kaolin, the ruin of Hutian ancient kiln and the ruin of the royal kilns in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. There are also many landscapes and sights in the city, such as Ceramic History Museum, Jingdezhen Old Street and Longzhu Pavilion.

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 Recommended Tour Information: Hiking Adventure

How to get to/around Jingdezhen

Jingdezhen porcelain1. Jingdezhen Luojia Airport is located at Luojia Village, Hongyuan Town, Fuliang County. It is about 6km away from the downtown area. It offers daily direct flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Wenzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Xiamen, Guangzhou, etc. Passengers can also take flights from the airport to Chengdu, Kunming, Xi'an, Haikou, Sanya, Nanning, Beihai, Zhanjiang and other cities via Shenzhen.

2. There are train services from Jingdezhen Railway Station to other cities, such as Nanchang, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Yangzhou, Kunming, Fuzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao and Beijing.

3. There are three long-distance bus stations in the city, including the South Long-distance Bus Station, East Long-distance Bus Station and West Long-distance Bus Station. You can find daily buses from those bus stations to Nanchang, Hangzhou, Jiujiang, Hefei, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Shanghai, Changsha, Wuhan, Ningbo, Guangzhou, Wuhan, etc.

4. There are more than 30 local bus routes within the urban district. The majority of the buses run until 18:30, though a few run until 21:30 or 22:00.

5. The taxi fare within the city is CNY6 (Daytime)/CNY7 (Nighttime) for the first three kilometers and then CNY1.4 (CNY1.7 from 23:00~05:00) per additional kilometer.

Jingdezhen has a typical subtropical monsoon climate with four clear seasons: unpredictable spring; hot summer; mild fall; short but cold winter. It is generally mild and wet and has a long frost-free period. The annual average temperature is 18˚C (64.4˚F) and the annual rainfall is 1672.7 millimeters.

 When to Go: The ideal time to go the city is in the fall due to the comfortable climate. 

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 Physical Features: Situated in a mountainous area, the topography of Jingdezhen changes from the north-east to the south-west. Most areas in north-east and north-west are dominated by mountains, while the areas in south-east and south-west are dominated by hills of only 200 meters. Chang River and Le'an River cross the region from north to south. 

 History: Known as the "porcelain city" since the Song dynasty, it has a long history of over 1,700 years of porcelain making. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC), it was originally situated to the east of Chu boundary. Then it became a town under Jiujiang County of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 207 BC). It was called Poyang County during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220). Jingdezhen got its present name from the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) when blue and white porcelain was produced in this area.
 

 Special Local Products: Jingdezhen Blue and White Porcelain, Thin Embryo Porcelain, the Sculpture Porcelain, ‎Leping Camellia, South Jujube Cake, Walnut Sweet Cake, Leping Valley Wine, Hardleaf Oatchestnut Tofu, Liyang Red Bud Taro, and Black Tea

 Local Highlights: Jingdezhen international ceramics festival is an important festival which has already taken place more than 10 times since 1990. It plays an important role in the international ceramics scene.  
- Last modified on Jun. 07, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Jingdezhen Travel
Asked by Patrick from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 05, 2018 15:29Reply
What is the address of Jingdezhen North Railway Station?
I cannot find the North Railway Station on any map. Where is it?
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Answered by Lucy from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 07, 2018 22:25
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It’s near the No. 032 Township Road, Zhushan District
Asked by soh from SINGAPORE | May. 15, 2018 19:12Reply
Where does the train from Nanchang alight?
and how do I proceed from the train station to Jingdezhen International Youth Hostel?
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Answered by Gloria from NETHERLANDS | May. 18, 2018 02:39
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If you take a bullet train, you should alight at JDZ North, and you need to take bus 908 to Caojialing near the hotel.
If you take a normal train, you should alight at JDZ station, and you can take bus 8/ 28 to Caojialing.
Asked by Gac | Jan. 26, 2018 03:41Reply
Could anybody advise where to go for sightseeing in jingdezhen?
We have about 1 day in the city from huangshan by train before heading shngrao (sanqingshan) by train. I am not sure whether the tourist attractions are in downtown. I am planning to stay overnight around railway station.
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Answered by Alex from FRANCE | Jan. 29, 2018 00:36
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You can go to Ancient Kiln Folk Area in 1 Guyao Rd, Cidu Avenue, Changjiang District and Imperial Kiln Site in 187 Middle Zhushan Rd, Zhushan District.
Asked by Chris from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 22, 2017 21:46Reply
Where can I find information about the long distance bus services between Jingdezhen and Nanchang?
Thanks
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Answered by Nick from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 23, 2017 03:03
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What information do you wanna know? At JDZ West Bus Station, direct buses to Nanchang are scheduled from 06:50 to 19:30. It shall take 3-4h and cost CNY70-90. If taking a bus for the return trip, go to Nanchang Long-distance Bus Station near the main railway station or Xufang Bus Station.
Answered by Chris from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 23, 2017 06:28
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Thanks Nick, I am in Nanchang for a day on 15 March so was hoping to plan a day trip to visit some porcelain shops. Travel time was one question but the other was the bus timetable for that day...not sure if you know details?
Answered by Nick | Feb. 17, 2017 22:22
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In general, the bus schedules will also from 06:50 to 19:30 on Mar.15. Or you can keep close attention to this and check again the timetable before going there. :)
Asked by Dylan from INDONESIA | Nov. 12, 2015 02:25Reply
Reputable procelain maker in Jingdezhen
understand that there are countless procelain maker in JDZ. Could anyone recommend a few of the most reputable ones around.
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Answered by Li Hong from CHINA | Nov. 12, 2015 19:14
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The most reputable porcelain makers are Wang Xiliang, Wang Longfu, Zhang Songmao, and Wang Enhuai. They are great masters of porcelain making. But sorry I don''t know how to get in touch with them.
Answered by TOJINGDEZHEN | Mar. 17, 2016 11:18
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Wang Xiliang, Wang Longfu, Zhang Songmao, and Wang Enhuai, all of them are made craftwork with traditional skills, like blue and white painting(overglaze & underglaze), carving, etc. In my opinion, those artists are stand for the old fashion of Jingdezhen/China, incredible skills but a little bit boring. I would like to introduce some artists with innovative, who are stand for the contemporary concept, like: Gan Daofu(干道甫),Jackson Li(李见深), Peng Zanbin(彭赞宾), Shen Qili(沈岂厉).
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