Yingge Old Street

Yingge Old Street information

Lonely Planet review

Although not really old, the street is rather quaint, with its cobbled roads, traditional street lamps, red-brick facades and walk-in kiln. Dozens of pottery shops and stalls, large and small, compete for your business, and you could spend hours just browsing.

Prices start at around NT$20 for a cup or saucer, while quality handmade pieces can cost tens of thousands. A good compromise for the budget shopper (who still wants something nice) are tea sets, coffee mugs, and earthenware jars and vases that can be purchased for NT$1000 to several thousand dollars. Most shops close around 6pm and 7pm.

To get to the Old Street from the museum, turn left as you exit and look for a wooded boardwalk next to a stream. Follow 150m to the end, and take the first alley to the right. Head up and cross the railway tracks on the pedestrian bridge and you are on the street.