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Texture Cultural Creation- “Sanxia Yingge” Blue Dye and Ceramics DIY One-Day Tour

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Texture Cultural Creation- “Sanxia Yingge” Blue Dye and Ceramics DIY One-Day Tour
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Outdoor excursion
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      Begin by visiting the century old Japanese style “Shanjia Train Staion” that was renovated and tour the surrounding“Railway Geo Landscape Cultural Park” and get to know local mining history. Then move on to Yingge district. Here is the first museum in Taiwan dedicated to ceramics, the ”Yingge Ceramics Museum,”where one could experience fun in pottery making, porcelain making and learn the cultural history of pottery. There are lots of fine porcelain crafts in neighboring “Yingge Old Street”, good as gifts; “Hsinwang Shu Ceramics Memorial Museum” of the“Horng Jou Tile Factory” also offers various pottery and ceramics experience and tile DIY. The famous “Sanxia Old Street”features rows of Baroque style archways as architectural characteristic, and offers the popular local dessert “Sanxia Golden Bull Horns (Croissant)”. Nearby “Sanxia Dye Workshop”is the best place for an unique blue dye DIY product and knowing the blue dye culture. Then enjoy intricate works of beautiful stone carvings at the “Quingshui Zushi Temple”, reputed as an “Art Gallery of the East”. Finally, tour the “CAN Culture, Art and Nature” to visit a venue brimming with young dreams and vitality. Have a cup of coffee and enjoy the beauty of traveling in a quiet but hip atmosphere.

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      【Return-Take a bus】
      Take the 812 bus to “Banqiao Station” from “Sanxia Old Street” and transfer to Taipei MRT back to “Taipei Main Station”.
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        Sanxia - Traditional Aesthetics
        Time experience cultural aesthetics to the fullest! The “Daliao Historical Tea House” is imbued with Japanese ambiance and features exhibits about its owner Taiwan Tea Corporation. Drinking tea in the rustic building offers a very restorative experience. “Baiji Xingxiu Temple” is located half-way up Baiji Mountain and is the Sanxia branch of Xingtian Temple. It is dedicated to Martial Emperor Guan Di, and the serene surroundings puts worshippers at ease. No visit to Sanxia could possibly be completed without walking along “Sanxia Old Street,” the longest old street in northern Taipei. The merchant or family names inscribed over the doorways hark back to the old days. Local food such as the Golden Croissant (金牛角), Hand-made Tofu Pudding (手工豆花), and Banyan Tree Noodles (榕樹下古早麵) are what the local people grew up eating! “Sanxia Blue Dye Park” is dedicated to the promotion of indigo dyeing culture and you can try this traditional craft for yourself here. As the blue color gradually appears on the cloth it takes on captivating patterns that make handicrafts all the more fun. A renovated old house is the home of CAN Culture, Art & Nature. Inside are the works of many artists that show off the beauty of Sanxia. The last stop of the day is “New Taipei City Hakka Museum” with its distinctive Hakka round house. The exhibitions on Hakka culture provide a fitting finale to a day filled with art and culture.
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