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Nanfeng Ancient Kiln

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Address: Gaomiao Road, Shiwan Town, Chancheng District, Foshan 528000, China
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Interesting for Ceramics Enthusiasts

I have visited the Kiln twice. Once with my friends, who have young kids, and once with my parents. Both times it seemed to be a suitable option. For people who are interested in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have visited the Kiln twice. Once with my friends, who have young kids, and once with my parents. Both times it seemed to be a suitable option. For people who are interested in Ceramics it is an excellent option, because right outside the Ancient Kiln there are lots of shops that sell any kinds of pottery you've ever seen.... More 

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the west
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The purpose of this attractions seems to sell small pottery figurine/nicknack-souvenirs that would gather dust in most houses. There are various craft people making the items and many shops selling them. I did not find it very interesting. However, keeping the craft alive is important for maintaining traditional construction that involves elaborately decorated ridge roof tiles featuring various figurines. There... More 

Thank thewestxyz
Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Ancient Kiln shows Foshan's biggest export which is ceramics. They were the biggest exporters in Southern China during the early/mid 20th century and this spot explains that all to the visitors. There is a nice park through the other end of the park which is a nice stroll and if you have room in your luggage, the side shops... More 

Thank Benson C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Foshan has a history of ceramics, something about their soil apparently. This ancient kiln and the artist's village around brings the history to life. It's really nice to walk around the place, budget 3-4 hours. There's plenty to see, eat and shop, including a pottery demonstration, a lake, a weird waterfall, an old banyan tree and of course the kiln... More 

Thank WWTraveller26
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I'm really glad I decided to stop here. While it doesn't seem like much when you look at a map, when you include the kiln, the surrounding shops, and artist village, you can easily spend a few hours just wondering around enjoying the scenery and wares. I would say this is a must stop for sculpture lovers or people interested... More 

Thank Kristine E
Foshan, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

visited this place several times with foreign visitors Fo Shan means smoking mountain, for that reason you understand it the capital of ceramics in the world

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Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

For collectors of ceramics or china this is a must see. The oldest continuous Kiln in the world, operating continuously for more than 500 years. The fire has never gone out. If you are a collector of ceramics or china this is a must see if you are Foshan

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Can’t believe this ancient pottery kiln was built in the Ming Dynasty and is still continuously firing till now. When we were there a young lady explained to us how the kiln works and saw a pottery making demonstration. She showed us around part of the village; looks like some people are still living there. There is a interesting old... More 

Thank faithandhope2live
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I forgot to review this place that we visited. We were on a tour and were brought here. I agree with another reviewer that the name really does not represent this place. The kiln was OK but it was not the main thing here. I actually enjoyed the artist village much better. It is also the location for the wing... More 

Thank ROCruiser
Foshan, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

it is nice place to visit with family. there are many stories happened in here. we can saw many old material from them. the ancient is aweosome

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