Historic Sites

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Situated in Huangpu, Tongchuan City, the Yaozhou Kiln Museum is China’s largest ancient kiln theme museum and has both artifact displays and ancient porcelain making simulations. The museum holds over 300,000 artifacts and specimens, most of which were from the ancient Yaozhou Kiln. The kiln was first set up in the Tang Dynasty and became one of the Big Six Kilns in the Song Dynasty. It was known as the “champion of the northern celadon with carved patterns.”

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Tian Bao Outreach Ceramics Teaching Center

Tian Bao Outreach Ceramics Teaching Center was originally a traditional ceramic factory to produce coil built water jars and slab built roof tiles for domestic uses. Now the owner, Mr. Jin is operating this site for local students and artists as an offsite training by using local stoneware body of the

Tian Bao Clay that directly dug up from the rice fields around the Tian Bao Dragon Kiln. It fires to a dark, rich, earthy color the Dragon Wood Kiln that only fires twice a year.

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The Ancient Town of Chen Lu/Chen Lu Zhen

On top of a mountain, 15 km southeast of the Yintai District of Tongchuan City stands a small town named “Chenlu.” It is called "Town," but actually it is an ancient ceramic village in the mountainous area of Shaanxi Province, between the GuanZhong Flatlands and the North Shaan'xi Plateau. The town was named such because of its importance in the history of porcelain. Chenlu, the only well preserved Yao porcelain base, can be called a living fossil of an oriental porcelain town.

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