Thursday, 10 October 2013

Jingdezhen, The Capital of Porcelain


Situated in the North- Eastern part of Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen is surrounded by famous tourist attractions such as Lushan Mountain and Huangshan Mountain. Jingdezhen enjoys favourable weather throughout the year. The annual average temperature is approximately 17 degrees Celcius. It also enjoys abundant rainfall and sunlight. This city is also quite famous for its tea. It is blessed with a great reserve of raw materials such as Kaolin and porcelain stone, 2 key ingredients for porcelain production, in its mountainous area.
The main river flowing through Jingdezhen is Changjiang River, which flows from the North to the South of the entire region and empties into the Yangtse River through Lake Poyang. The three tributaries in Jingdezhen- Rover East, River West and River South, empty into Changjiang River at different reaches. Most of the places through which the three tributes flow through are the important sources of porcelain production and fuels. Jingdezhen was called ‘Changnan Town’ as it’s situated mainly on the south of Changjiang River. It was changed to Jingdezhen during the Song dynasty. Her reputation for exquisite porcelain grew over the centuries. Today, it is known as the ‘Capital of Porcelain.’ 

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