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China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Jingdezhen is known as the Porcelain Capital and is situated in northeastern Jiangxi. During the JingdePeriod that lasted from 1004 to 1007 of the Southern Song dynasty, emperor Jingde decreed all the pieces made for courtto be marked made in the Jingde period and consequently the city changed its name from Xinpin to Jingdezhen. For centuries, the city has been believed to be China's most significant center for porcelain production. Ceramics were produced here as far back as the Han dynasty that lasted from 206 to 220 BC. The imperial porcelain was so beautiful that it was described as being as white as jade, as thin as paper, as bright as a mirror, with a sound as clear as a bell.
At present, Jingdezhen remains a national center for porcelain production. The most well-known types of porcelain from Jingdezhen are the blue and white porcelain, which has been produced since the Yuan dynasty that lasted from 1280 to 1368 AD and the rice-patterned porcelain that was launched in the Song dynasty. While in this city, tourists can visit one of the many pottery factories. The Museum of Ceramic History has items found among the ancient kiln sites and also has workshops representing porcelain production techniques as well.

Jingdezhen is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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