Gaolin Mountain

Gaolin Mountain
22/05/2014 Derek

The traditional source of Kaolin clay used in Chinese porcelain is Gaolin mountain.  There’s actually not much to see at the park there- all the kaolin clay was mined out a very long time ago.  But the mountain itself is beautiful, and the nearby villages still offer a glimpse into “old China”.

The village at Kaolin mountain.

Although there’s not much to see related to ceramic history, the mountain is beautiful.

One of the old mine shafts at Kaolin mountain.

A waterwheel fed by one of the mountain streams.

The old village is quaint and peaceful.

Traditional houses are found in the smaller villages around Kaolin mountain.