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Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum

Add:60 Nanfu Rd


Time:9am to 4pm (Closed on Mondays)


Located at the western foot of Tortoise Hill in Hangzhou, the Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum lies on the south edge of West Lake scenic spot. With the tasteful display, substantial content and beautiful environment, it is the first special subject museum on ceramics in China. The Southern Song Guan Kiln, specially established by the royal government,was a royal porcelain kiln, where skilled workmen gathered to produce celadon wares for imperial use exclusively.With its dignified and graceful shape,sparkling jade like color, thin body and thick glaze, Guan ware was recognized as the best among the five famous wares in the Song Dynasty and filled its own colors in Chinese ceramics history. The museum was built according to the architecture of the Southern Song Dynasty. It includes three parts:the protective hall of the ancient kiln site, the exhibit hall of unearthed wares and the workshop of traditional manufacture.

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