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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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Phone Number: 0757-82701118
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They try to sell a lot of nicknacks, but there is a trove of shops selling vintage ceramics

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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the west
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 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 

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Foshan, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 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 July 23, 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 June 30, 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 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 February 18, 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

Thank virginair C
Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is an ancient pottery kiln and surrounding village, plus a huge (and partially empty) ceramic artists' village. It is worth a visit if you are interested in pottery or history. You can climb around and look inside the kiln (which is huge) and also enjoy the old-style (or actually old, not really sure) village that surrounds it. The village... More 

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