Jingdezhen Ancient Porcelain Street locates on the west bank of the Chang Jiang, in the center of Jingdezhen City. It is a famous street in China, renowned for its long history and traditions that come from its ancient culture. It is composed of three parts each of which fully reflects its prosperous past and its important position as a transportation center: Ming Street, Qing Street and the Old Pier.
Ming Street was established in the Ming Dynasty (1271-1368) and is about 90 meters long and 3 meters wide. This arch-shaped street is paved with blue bricks, which are put together and arranged in the shape of turtle shells. The ancient Ming Dynasty buildings on the Ming Steer are now listed in the major protected heritage areas of Jindezhen because of their architectural and historical value.
Qing Street was established in the Qing Dynasty (1368-1644) and is 231 meters long and about 4 meters wide, which is paved with long blue flagstones. This was a very prosperous commercial area during the Qing Dynasty and the shops, teahouses and residences along side of the street are well preserved.
This charming Old Pier is made up of three layers of blue stones. Since the Ming Dynasty it has been an important pier for ferries. From here the exquisitely beautiful and fancy porcelains of Jingdezhen were transported to important homes across China and around the world.
There are several well-maintained residences on the Jingdezhen Old Street, most of which were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties. These exquisitely designed and decorated residences represent the highest skills and architectural knowledge of Chinese artisans in the old times. Visiting these residences offers a unique view into the philosophical and artistic sensibilities of the Chinese culture.
Opening hours: 24 hours
Recommended visiting time: 1-2 hours