Pinglin Old Street
Updates : 2022-12-05
Walking forward from Pinglin Old Street, one will go pass “Pinglin Elementary School” and “Bao Ping Temple” - the key belief of the Pinglin people; the most special part is that the old street is filled with strong tea aroma, attracting many barn swallows to stop for a smell, and swallow nests can be seen in almost all of the surrounding residences, even exceeding the local population, thereby becoming the genuine “Barn Swallow City”.
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Shiding Danlan Art and Culture Hall
Shiding has been an important production area of Oolong Oriental Beauty Tea since ancient times. Wenshan Pouchong Tea is also grown here, making it one of the top three tea markets in Taiwan. During the heydays of Taiwan's coal industry, Shiding was also an important coal mining area in northern Taiwan. Although the mining industry has declined, many relics remain.The Shiding Danlan Art and Culture Hall is a good place to discover the local culture and art. The first floor houses a permanent exhibition to display the history and products of Shiding District. The second floor has a special exhibition area with changing exhibitions related to the Shiding area, such as the history of Shiding tea, nature and landscapes, folk activities, etc., so that tourists can come to know Shiding better. The Art and Culture Hall’s exhibition spaces are also open to cultural and historical groups and artists. Come down here and get artsy!
DIY Mosaics: Taoqu House DIY Workshop
On a trip to Yingge besides being able to try pottery kneading and throwing, children can take mosaic and pastiche classes where they can easily make household objects like picture frames or penholders. One of the best places to try these DIY activities is on the ceramics old street at a place called Taoqu House Workshop.