Yingge and Sansia Half-Day Folk Arts Tour from Taipei

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Yingge and Sansia Half-Day Folk Arts Tour from Taipei information and booking

from
$45
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from downtown Taipei hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm
Time of departure
1:00pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Explore the two neighboring towns of Yingge and Sansia on this tour from Taipei. Yingge is Taiwan's ceramic and potter capital, producing magnificent hand-painted works of art, from earthenware tea sets to delicate statues. Visit Sansia's Ching Shui Tsu Shih Temple, which is one of the world's finest examples of current Chinese temple art built in 1769.

Tour Highlights

  • Sansia Ching Shui Tsu Shih Temple
  • Old Street in Sansia
  • Yingge's Pottery Factory and Showroom
  • Pottery Street in Yingge

This tour visits the neighboring towns of Yingge and Sansia. Yingge is Taiwan's pottery capital, a small town that produces hand-painted replicas of elegant Ming and Ching vases like those that once graced the places in Peking. The old Yingee pottery street is famous for it's ceramic and pottery stores. You'll have the opportunity to purchase some of these exquisite items. Every October the town holds a pottery street festival.

Visit a local Pottery factory where you can watch potters' working the clay and artists painting vases.

Tour continues to the traditional country town of Sansia, originally called Sanjiauyung. The main attraction in Sansia is the artistic Ching Shui Tsu Shih Temple, built in 1769 and destroyed in the 1833 earthquake, it was later rebuilt in 1867. The Ching Shui Tsu Shih Temple is famous for its camphor wood carvings. It is graded a a historic site and is one of Taipei's major temples.

Walk the beautiful old street of Sansia, lined with old western style buildings decorated with wood carvings as well as bronze and stone sculptures.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)