Yingge and Sansia: Folks Art Half-Day Tour

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Yingge and Sansia: Folks Art Half-Day Tour

From US$ 48.47 per person

Explore the neigboring towns of Yingge and Sansia. Yingge is famous for being the ceramic and potter capital of Taiwan, creating everything from tea sets to delicate statues, while Sansia houses one of the most beautiful examples of Chinese temple art.

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese, Japanese
Pickup included
Pick-up from any hotel in Taipei City. The exact pick-up time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Ching Shui Tsu Shih Temple - one of the most beautiful examples of Chinese temple art
  • Walk through the old pottery street of Yingge and shop for unique ceramic and pottery pieces
  • Experience pottery throwing with your own hands
  • Walk through Sansia, lined with beautiful old buildings with bronze and stone sculptures
Full description
On this tour from Taipei you have the chance to explore the neigboring towns of Yingge and Sansia. Yingge is famous for being the ceramic and potter capital of Taiwan creating everything from tea sets to delicate statues while Sansia houses one of the most beautiful examples of Chinese temple art. Itinerary The tour includes the following attractions and activities: ● Sanhsia Tsushih Temple ● Old Street in Sanhsia ● Experience pottery throwing ● Pottery Street in Yingge Sansia Sansia, about 22 km southwest of Taipei, is a bustling town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings at least a century old. The main attraction is the Tsushin (Divine Ancestor) Temple, built in honor of Sung Dynasty loyalist, Cheng Chao-ying. This temple was in ruins at the end of World War II, and a meticulous restoration project has been underway for some forty years. The temple is known for its intricately carved stone and bronze columns and statues, carved stone lions, camphor wood carvings, and exquisite bronze bas-reliefs. Yingge A short trip to the lush countryside southwest of Taipei brings you to Yingge where hand-painted replicas of elegant Ming (1368-1644) and Ching (1644-1911) vases are produced. The small town is Taiwan's pottery center and its narrow streets are lined with shops selling everything from earthenware tea sets to delicate statues.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from hotels in downtown Taipei City
  • Local travel insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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3.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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  • Transportation
    3.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
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Nice experience

It was nice experience... Yingge is far from Taipei but convenient aircon Van brought us to exact proper travel point. Guide James tried to explain the history of the temple and the back ground of this area. Visiting Tai-Hwa was also good schedule..I think priavte travler may not see inside of the Tai-Hwa. We could watch how to made ceramics by the artist.

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August 13, 2017

Loved it!

The guide was very pleasant and friendly, and we enjoyed the tour very much. He didn't pressure us to purchase anything (not like they did in India), and we appreciated that. Recommend this to anyone who wishes to witness artists at work.

June 30, 2014

The company told the guide and me different meeting points, which resulted in a long waiting time and expensive phone call. Guide gave little information, had to ask a lot to learn more. The temple was nice, the Sansia walk took less than 10 mins. The pottery experience was worst!! The teacher gave little information and then just chatted with the guide. Waste of time! The Yingge Old Street was disappointing, not much information, guide just pointed out a certain pottery store and it seemed he wanted me to buy something. Return time was 5pm ish and took more than an hour, because we got stuck in lots of traffic jams. Better explore Yingge on your own.

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November 21, 2019

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