Day 1 Traffic Updates
- Traffic Route Yingge Train Station“Yingge Station” used to be the coal transfer hub in the past. Coal produced in Sanxia were loaded here and transported to other areas. The valuable relics of the coal transporting platform preserved until today can be seen in the station. This section of “Yingge Station” was used to allow coal to be loaded directly onto freighters, and is the only surviving relic in Taiwan.
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- Traffic Route Yingge Old StreetYingge is known for its pottery, so “Yingge Old Street” is also known as the Pottery Old Street. The history of pottery craft has lasted for over 200 years, and is a major pottery township throughout the country reputed as the “Jingde Village” of Taiwan. The entire street is filled with pottery and porcelain related crafts and works, thick in cultural arts. Here you can stroll along the streets and pick out the favorite pottery works of art, or personally experience the fun of pottery making. Besides clay molding and throwing, there are also many authentic cuisines in Yinnge Old Street and its surroundings.
- Traffic Route Hsinwang Shu Ceramics Memorial MuseumThe “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!
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- Traffic Route Sanxia Blue Tie-dyeBlue Dye is a traditional Taiwanese cloth dying technique. Woad, once the cash crop of Taiwan was used as colorant. Crisscrossing blue and white flower cloth was made after a complicated dying procedure. Sanxia used to be the center of the cloth dying industry of Taiwan during the late Qing dynasty. Up until this day, one can still see plaques of dye workshop along the street. Almost every family is into cloth dying work at the time, and there are different features and formulas in each one. The Sanxia Cloth Dying industry no longer has the glamour that it used to have, but many of the dying architectures were preserved. The Sanxia Dye Workshop (Blue Dye Display Center) was established for the blue dye culture. The most important thing besides understanding blue dye culture here is to experience blue dyes DIY, creating your own very unique blue dye product!
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- Traffic Route CAN Culture, Art and NatureThe “CAN Culture, Art and Nature”located in Sanxia Old Street is reestablished from old houses, and periodically hosts music, plays and photography exhibitions. It is an arts and cultures display area built by a group of youngsters. They issued independent magazines, operate performance platforms and cared for the land and people through real actions. The place is suited for a drink of coffee, a tasty meal and feeling the energy of creativity.