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Take a trip to China's celadon town

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: June 8, 2022 L M S


Design elements in celadon ceramics can be found everywhere in Shangyang town. [Photo/WeChat account: wxlishui]

Shangyang town in Longquan – a county-level city administered by Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province – is also known as the celadon town of China.

Longquan celadon is a famous type of celadon-glazed porcelain that began to be made in Longquan some 1,700 years ago. The porcelain produced by the Longquan kiln is outstanding for its translucent glaze, jade-like surfaces and exquisite shapes.

Shangyang town is where the modern Longquan celadon originated. In 1954, to save the traditional handicraft, the local State-owned Longquan porcelain factory was established in Shangyang, bringing together some of the best craftsmen in the country at that time.


The organically shaped and striking entrance to the Shangyang intangible cultural heritage cultural center. [Photo/WeChat account: wxlishui]

The factory now has been transformed into an intangible cultural heritage cultural center that integrates Longquan celadon culture with an interactive museum.

Elsewhere in Shangyang town, visitors can also watch the whole process of making celadon ceramics or try to make their own ceramic wares.