You can see the blue ocean water far away when the weather condition is nice, or even the sea of clouds in particular moments. Such extraordinary scenes live up to the name of "Buyen (meaning never tired) Pavilion". Shuangxi is a remarkable place with outstanding people. It has a mountain that resembles a knife handle connected to its blade in which local people call it "Caidaolun (meaning Kitchen Knife Mountain)".
If you look carefully to the distance, a mountain that resembles a flying bat is nearby Shuangxi Elementary School. Also, one of the eight famous sites of Sandiaoling, known as the "Spring Colors on the Mountain of Sandiaoling", is also located in the distance. Facing towards Keelung, a small pavilion can been seen on the distant mountain ridge.
That is the famous "Mountain of Pregnant Beauty". What is also interesting is that, this place happens to be the end of Shuangxi section of Provincial Highway No. 102 and if you walk a few steps, you will enter Jiufen. All these great views can only be seen at Buyen Pavilion.
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Hsinwang Shu Ceramics Memorial Museum
The “Hsinwang Shu Ceramics Memorial Museum” on Yingge Old Street is the first tourism factory in Yingge to pass central government evaluation. Since its establishment in 1926, not only were a lot of historical artifacts preserved, but also the antiquated gas kiln, turning bowl machine, kicking pulley and other pottery making equipment from an earlier time. After transforming it into a tourism site, it began selling pottery products that are more “lively and creative”. There is also a professional DIY pottery making course on site, such as the popular hand-thrown pottery course, or the baby exclusive hands and feet press DIY work. The instructors are all passionate and friendly, and are loved by kids and parents alike!
Pinglin Old Street
The entire street of “Pinglin Old Street” is about 200m long, with “Bao Ping Temple” at the center, which is the key belief for the locals. There are papier-mache stores, tofu snack stands, hardware stores and tea houses along the street, including the famous “Pinglin Pouchong Tea” in Taiwan. Stores on the old street are combined with Pinglin local tea culture, such that they used Pouchong Tea to make various creative snack foods, including tea rice cakes, steamed tea buns, tea nougats and tea oil vermicelli, etc. Moreover, Pinglin’s tofu is also famous, which is made with local mountain spring water, offering the sweet and delicious tofu dishes. When coming to Pinglin Old Street, one must come to taste the tea dishes and tofu, as they will definitely satisfy your gustatory sensation.