Jingdezhen (景德镇; Jǐngdézhèn) is a city in northern Jiangxi Province. It is the world capital of porcelain and the historic home of the Chinese ceramics industry. It is now not only a popular tourist destination but a center for education and workshops, drawing pottery students and artists from around the country.
By airThe airport and the long-distance bus station are in the west of town.
Direct flights from JDZ to and from Shanghai every other day, from Beijing every day. Shanghai flight is one hour and costs around ¥600-700.
By trainFrom Shanghai the 2182/2183 trains leave at 12:40 with a travel time of 16 hours. ¥117 for a hard sleeper. From Beijing there is a direct train to Jingdezhen (K645) that takes nearly 24 hours. RMB 361 for had sleeper, RMB 552 for soft sleeper. From Nanchang Railway Station there are three daily direct trains. But the trip takes almost 2 hours longer than the one by bus. There are connections to Tunxi.
From Beijing there are 5 daily high speed trains to Wuyuan (about 7 hours). It takes about 2 hours to get to Jingdezhen from Wuyuan, which can easily be combined with any Jingdezhen trip.
By busLicun bus station is on Shuguang Lu. From Wuyuan connections take 2 hours. From Hangzhou West station at 09:00 and 14:20. They cost about ¥140 and take about 7 hours. From Nanchang there is bus service that takes approximately 3 hours departing from Qingshan Road North Station. ¥79.
There is also a public bus service, with very frequent buses at least until 23:00. If you manage to get a route plan, it is a quite fascinating way to get where you want while having a better sightseeing than from a taxi, if you can stand being watched at yourself. Very low standard rate, like in Beijing, ¥1 in a box for each trip.
There are motor bike taxis, but judging by their propensity to laugh in the face of death, they probably are not a wise choice.
phone: +86 798-8253702address: 1 Zijing Avenue, Changjiang District (昌江区紫晶大道1号)
Ancient Kiln Folk Customs Museumphone: +86 798-8534444address: 1 Guyao Road, Cidou Avenue, Changjiang District (昌江区瓷都大道古窑路1号)
Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln National Archaeological Remains Parkphone: +86 798-8201378address: 187 Zhushan Middle Road, Zhushan District (珠山区珠山中路187号)
Taoxichuan Ceramic Art AvenueA hub for ceramics. The old industrial area of red brick buildings and tall coal chimneys was converted into an art district of studios, galleries, and coffee shops. It serves as a gathering point every week for artists and students to sell their ceramics. A nice place for an evening stroll.
Xinchang East Roadaddress: Xinchang East Road, Zhushan DistrictThe street is lined with bargain porcelain stores with stock spilling out onto the streets. You can get an entire lower quality tea set for RMB 100.
Ceramic Art Avenue marketOn Friday and Saturday nights, vendor stalls take over the streets of Ceramic Art Avenue and offer a dizzying variety of porcelain pieces.
Saturday Creative MarketThe Pottery Workshop Creative Market happens every Saturday morning from 08:00-12:00. Over 100 vendors, comprised of young local artists, sell their artistic works. Vendors sell traditional pottery, contemporary designs, jewelry and sculpture.
Wenyuan Hoteladdress: Tongzhan Road4 star Japanese rooms, rooms can smell like an ashtray. There are a number of similar hotels along this street, Ma'anshan Lu, and Shuguang Lu, due to being near the bus and train station.
Jingdezhen International Youth Hosteladdress: No.139, Xinchangdong RoadHostel across from the Saturday Creative Market site.The streets behind the hostel has lots of shops selling contemporary style porcelain.
- Wuyuan - Some of the most beautiful villages in China are also in northeast Jiangxi, just two hours away.
- Fuliang County - The beautiful villages of this county undisturbed by the mass tourism of Wuyuan