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3-Day Jingdezhen Porcelain Tour: China’s china heritage

Why is China Called "China"?

In the 18th century, when the world was in a craze for porcelain (also called china) from China, the French Jesuit Father d'Entrecolles spent nearly a decade in Jingdezhen as he struggled to figure out how to make China's porcelain. This tour is a must for china lovers and porcelain enthusiasts!

Our 3-day trip to Jingdezhen will help you delve into the heritage of the porcelain capital of the world, discover the best-kept secret of China, and understand why china is called "china".

Tour 'Wow' Points

Step Back in Time and Spy on the Secrets of Porcelain Making

The techniques were passed down to craftsmen through the generations and are still practiced today in Jingdezhen.

Jingdezhen Porcelain Making
Jingdezhen Porcelain Making

Get Your Hands Dirty and Pour the Soul into Clay Mixed with Kaolin

Follow the guidance of a master and create some porcelain of your own.

Jingdezhen Porcelain Making
Jingdezhen Porcelain Making

Find the Secret Ingredient of Porcelain in Kaolin Mountain

Kaolin mined from Kaolin Mountain (the Gaoling hills) is the best raw material for blue and white porcelain in the world.

Yaoli Ancient Town
Kaolin Mountain

Hunt for China Treasures at a Local Porcelain Market

There are several local markets held on different days, and we will find the best one for you.

Letian Pottery Market
Letian Pottery Market

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in a Cafe Converted from a 40-year-old Porcelain Factory

Relax and enjoy your coffee while admiring the unique chinaware used there.

Taoxichun
Taoxichun

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Jingdezhen Arrival | The Historical Evolution of Porcelain

Pick up at the train station or airport.
A visit to the Museum of Porcelain will take you through China's porcelain history.
Stroll through the ceramic galleries in Taoxichuan Art District, which was converted from an old porcelain factory. Enjoy afternoon tea and stay overnight there.

 
DAY 2 Jingdezhen | Craftsmanship Travelling through Time

Treasure hunt at a local market and admire local ceramics university students' creations of art.
Take a walking tour of the Sanbao International Ceramic Art Village and visit the studios of reclusive artists.
Explore the Ancient Kiln Folklore Exhibition Area to find out how the craftsmen make ceramics with techniques that have been inherited for 1,000 years.
Get your hands dirty and create a piece of ceramic craftsperson-ship of your own

DAY 3 Jingdezhen Departure | Add the Secret Ingredient

Visit the Yaoli Ancient Town and find the secret ingredient of the porcelain.
Transfer to the train station or airport for your departure.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Jingdezhen Hotel
Jingdezhen Hotel
FromCNY4,546 / USD630  p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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