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.
What to Expect
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.
The tour includes the following attractions and activities:
● Sanhsia Tsushih Temple
● Old Street in Sanhsia
● Yingge's Pottery Factory & Showroom
● Pottery Street in Yingge
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.
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.
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Hotel pick-up and drop off from hotels in downtown Taipei City
- Local travel insurance
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Optional gratuities