Places and Cultural Sites

Some of the places and ancient cultural centers of China where some of traditional crafts are still produced today.

Yellow Mountain, HuangShan

Inkston studio has moved to Yellow Mountain to be closer to all our workshops! Yellow Mountain or 黄山 Huangshan, is a famous cultural spot which…

ShuNan Bamboo Sea 蜀南竹海, Bamboo Life

ShuNan 蜀南 means "Shu South" the southern part of the ancient Shu kingdom (now Sichuan province). ShuNan Bamboo Sea (蜀南竹海) is probably the largest bamboo…

Li Zhuang 李庄, historic Sichuan village

LiZhuang 李庄 is an ancient village with over 1000 years of history and the birthplace of Yan from Inkston. LiZhuang played an extremely important role…

Jingdezhen 景德镇 town of ceramic dreams

Jingdezhen is not only the historic center for Chinese ceramics but also the modern home of today's young artists and artisans.

Sichuan: Food, Pandas, Mountains and Spirituality

Sichuan, literal meaning “four river plains” is one of the largest and most populous and important provinces in China. Sichuan is famous for its Pandas…

JiuZhaiGou remote mountains, valleys, lakes and waterfalls

Jiuzhaigou Valley [9 village valley] is a famously beautiful area of lakes and waterfalls in the North of Sichuan on the edge of the Tibetan plateau,…