Why is china called "china"?
3-Day Jingdezhen Porcelain Tour
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
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.
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
Visit the Yaoli Ancient Town and find the secret ingredient of the porcelain.
Transfer to the train station or airport for your departure.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.