Folk Arts and Yingge and Sanxia Tour

After picking up from your hotel, you will be guided to experience the Taiwanese traditional folk arts. There is an old Chinese idiom that reads, "Touching a stone and turning it to gold." This phrase can have many meanings, but at its most literal, it applies perfectly to the exquisite Sanxia Qingshui Zushi Temple (祖師廟) in the northern Taiwanese town of Sanxia. There are finely detailed paintings and carvings; the ornate stone columns feature dragons, birds, squirrels, turtles, fish, serpents, soldiers, sages, generals and gods. Particularly worth seeing is the intricate ceiling of the inner sanctum. 

Then our tour continues to Sanxia Market (三峽市場), which is an indoor wet market.  More edifying is the use of old-fashioned machines to manufacture various kinds of noodles, and the bubbling troughs of bamboo shoots. The streets hereabouts are crammed with local vendors and shoppers to sell. 

Yingge, a small township in the southwest of Taipei County, is not known for its beautiful scenery or historic relics, yet every week it attracts hundreds of visitors. They all come to appreciate the exquisite pottery made in the town, for Yingge is known as the ceramics capital of Taiwan. Yingge's (鶯歌陶瓷) main attractions for visitors are the factories and show rooms producing artistic ceramics, especially copies of Chinese art treasures. The first factory to turn out artistic ceramics was set up by Hsu Tse-jan in 1972.
 

Highlights:

Inclusions:
  • All Tours start in Taipei and finish in Taipei  
  • All road transport by modern air-conditioned vehicles  
  • Local English speaking tour guides in each tour  
  • Entrance tickets & Train Tickets  
  • Local Travel Insurance are included
Exclusions:
  • Tips (optional)  
  • Personal expenditure such as drinks, food and souvenirs
  • Meals NOT included

 


To Book or Enquire

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Price guide

Adult: AU$60
Child: AU$55
Infant: AU$10
   
Product Code: T1DE
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 4 hours
Departure: Daily
Pick-Up Time: 1:00-1:30PM  
Pick-Up  &
Drop-Off:
Hotels Lobby in
Taipei City only

 

 

Child Rate is applicable when child is under 12 years old. Prices listed are correct as at 01 JAN 2019, but may change without notice due to exchange rate fluctuations. 

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