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Ancient Nanfeng Kiln
By admin on 2015-03-04

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The Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, located in Gaomiao Street of Shiwan Town., Changcheng District, is a cultural tourist attraction subordinate to 1506 Creative City.


It was built in Ming Dynasty and its wood–fire has been lasted for 500 years, keep bumming and producing ceramics in its original way all along until today. It is the most long-live and best preserved ancient dragon kiln in China and even in the world, and is know as a “living relic and unmovable national treasure”. It is National 4A Tours Zone and ceramic culture holy land of the world.


? History of Nanfeng Kiln

According to historical documents, Foshan City became a ceramics base during the Tang (618-907) and Song Dynasties (960-1279). In the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911), the ceramics were highly developed and the pottery of Shiwan Town won a national fame. The 'Dragon Kiln' played a dominant role among the kilns of Shiwan Town. Such a kiln is always built against a hill and winds its way along the slope, resembling a gigantic dragon. Now the Nanfeng Kiln is the most ancient one of the three existing Dragon Kilns.


? What Can Do in Nanfeng Kiln

Developing as a top attraction in Foshan, Ancient Nanfeng Kiln site will help travelers to get deep touch with Shiwan pottery culture. During the sightseeing tour, visitors can experience pottery making course. Ttourists to the kiln can make pottery by themselves with the assistance of professional workers. You can choose desired types and design distinctive patterns, making it a unique household decoration. If you want to buy some souvenirs, the pottery of Shiwan Town should not be missed.


? Travel Information

? Opening Time: 8:30 – 17:30

? Traffic: Bus No. 109, 119, 120, 137, 154

? Ticket Price: 25 Yuan

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