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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Jingdezhen Travel Guide

Location: As a prefecture-level city, Jingdezhen(景德镇) is situated in the northeast region of Jiangxi Province, bordering Anhui Province in the north, surrounded by Shangrao City in the other direction.

Population: 1.70 million

Area: 5,270 Square Kilometers

Nationalities: Han, Hakka, Manchu, Hui

History: Among the first group of historic and cultural cities, Jingdezhen is hailed as “the Capital of Porcelain” of China, as well as of the globe. If we proclaim that porcelain is the among the greatest inventions of Han Nationality, then we will definitely emphasize that Jiangdezhen is the exact representative of Chinese Porcelain. In addition, an essential and modernized city as it is, Jingdezhen is also an important component of the eco-economic zone in Poyang Region, as well as a famous city with a profound connotation of history and culture.

Ancient people had established several kilns here for the firing of pottery as early as Han Dynasty (206B.C.-220A.D.). In Tang Dynasty (618-907), owing to the premium quality of the soil in the southern region of Jiangxi Province, local residents also combined the advantages of the celadon in south and the white ware in north, initiatively established a bluish white porcelain with a unique temperament. The porcelain is of crystal and moistening feature, which gained a name of “jadeware” and exported enormously to European countries.

During the period of Jingde in Song Dynasty (920-1279), the prefecture was designated as Jingde County after the reigh title with regard of its premium quality of porcelain, which remained ever since. As it was also the place for the firing of “imperial porcelain”, 4 Chinese characters, “Jing De Yu Zhi”, was inscribed on each bottom of the porcelain as a symbol. A emormous scale of Guan wares were also included here during Ming and Qing Dynasty.

Climate: Jingdezhen belongs to the region featured by subtropical monsoon climate, with affluent sun shine as well as ample precipitation annually. The weather is characterized by distinctive 4 seasons and humid and moderate climate. While the place is suitable for visiting at any time within a year, the golden time for travelling is among spring and autumn, since after it enters into the rainy season in July, the region will be dominated by torrential rains yet remaining hot. The winter is somewhat sunny and dry, while it is featured wetter and cloudier climate.

Transportation: Airways- Jingdezhen Airport is a 4C-level airport for civil usages, which belongs to 100 key airports with sub-lines. The handling capacity of passengers has reached 356,000 people in 2011, with regular flight directed to metropolises including Beijing, Shanghai, Wenzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Xiamen, Guangzhou, as well as transfer flight bounded for medium-sized cities including Kunming, Xi’an, Haikou, Sanya Nanning, Zhanjiang and so forth.

Railways- Jingdezhen is the hub of Jiangxi Rail lines. Line Jiangxi-Anhui, Line Jiujiang-Quzhou (a inner city of Zhejiang Province), Line Fuyang-Yingtan-Shantou are intersected here which constituted the key hub of Jingdezhen. Meanwhile, the newly established bus station is still under construction, which is expected to be a distinctive station with a sense of antique feature.

Highways- Line Hangzhou-Ruili is running from east to west throughout the city, which is available to cities including Wuhan, Nanchang, Hefei to the west, shanghai and Jiujiang Province to the east.
The opening of Line Jinan-Guangzhou has strengthened the connection of southern and northern region.
G206 National Road is running from south to north, which was originally the transportation hub that linked north and south. Line Anhui-Jingdezhen functions essentially as a connection of Beijing-Tianji-Hebei as well as agglomeration in central region.

Local Specialties: The city is famous for porcelain, including the Blue and White Porcelain, porcelain carving, Glaze Tea Pot and so forth. Besides Deyu “Living” Tea and Jingde Chicken is also among the most favored local specialties.

Local Foods: Cake made from soda and rice, fried wonton, Steamed rice flour with pork, pottery stewed chicken, stewed catfish with beans, cold rice noodles, rice pancake with pepper, Stewed Castanopsis sclerophylla with Tofu.

Attraction: Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln Expo Area(景德镇古窑民俗博览区)- Jingdezhen Ancient Kiln Expo Area is located in No.1 Guyao Road, Cidu Street, Jingdezhen. As also a prestigious scenery spot, it is a national intangible cultural heritage as well as a demonstrative base of protection, which ensures a profound experience of the grand culture and history of porcelain of the city, in which displayed the production line, Zhen Kiln of Qing Dynasty, Gourd Kiln of Ming Dynasty, Mantou Kiln of Yuan Dynasty, Dragon Kiln in Song Dynasty, as well as Master Temple. In addition to the traditional and premium porcelain, it is also available to come to the process of porcelain making  step by step. 

Events: Jingdezhen International Pottery Festival(景德镇国际陶瓷节)- Initially established in 1990 in Jingdezhen, the pottery city in China, the pottery festival is held annually, on which the competition of pottery production, pottery exhibition, pottery auction as well as discussion conference will be held. 




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