Yaoli Ancient Town in Jingdezhen
Attractions Overview: An ancient town with a history of more than 2000 years
Attraction Type: Ancient Town
Chinese Name: 瑶里千年古镇
English Name: Yaoli Ancient Town in Jingdezhen
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free
Address in English: Yaoli Town, Fuliang County, Jingdezhen City
Address in Chinese: 景德镇市浮梁县瑶里镇
Why is Yaoli Ancient Town So Special?
Yaoli Ancient Town, which literally means “inside the kiln of ceramic making,” is an ancient town built in the late West Han Dynasty (202 BC-8 AD). Its abundance in Kaolin, a special type of clay for making porcelain, made it the famed cradle of Jingdezhen ceramics.
Where is Yaoli Ancient Town?
How to Get to Yaoli Ancient Town?
Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)
If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Yaoli Ancient Town with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
You take direct Bus Route Jingdezhen-Yaoli (景德镇-瑶里 in Chinese) at Jingdezhen Licunduan Bus Station (里村短途汽车站). There are two buses running every day. One starts off at 7:30am and arrives in Yaoli Village at 9:30am; the other starts off at 2:00pm and arrives in Yaoli Village at 4:00pm. Return buses from Yaoli to Jingdezhen are only two as well, at 9:00am and 4:00pm.
Main Attractions in Yaoli Ancient Town
Ming and Qing Commercial Street
Ming and Qing Commercial Street is one of the most prosperous commercial streets in the town, with a total length of more than 1000 meters. It is divided into upper street, middle street and lower street three parts. There are hundreds of traditional shops on both sides of the street, most of them are well preserved.
Chen Yi’s Former Residence
It is the place where the famous revolutionist Chen Yi once worked and lived. Now it is Chen Yi picture exhibition hall, which tells the life experience of Mr. Cheng Yi.
The Ancestral Hall of Zhang Family
The Ancestral Hall of Zhang Family was built at the end of Tang Dynasty, but later it was destroyed by war. What we see now is the rebuild one, which was build in Ming Dynasty. The hall covers an area of 1999 square meters, you can find a moon shape lake in front of the hall.
Useful Travel Tips
- It would be better for you to hire a tour guide for a better understanding of Yaoli Ancient Town.
- If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package.
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