City of Pottery Yingge is known as a global center of pottery industry. It owns the name of "Taiwanese Jing De Jen". There's a variety of pottery here, the types are so plenty which make Yingge to be the unique "City of Pottery" in the world.
The pottery old street is positioned in the cross of Jhongjhen Rd. and Jianshanpu St. . The Jhongjhen first Rd. and Jhongshan Rd. with pottery shops located is the commercial center of Yingge pottery shops as well as the old street. The shops which sell and produce potteries get together closely. In the "Pottery Festival" during summer vacation, the abundance and the diversity of pottery is revealed through dynamic demonstration, exhibition, and multi-media introduction. Sometimes people can do the pottery themselves and experience the pleasant.
Besides visiting pottery shops, visitors can also go to Bi-long Temple and see the richly ornamented building. They can also walk on the hiking path beside the temple which connects the eagle-like giant rock and Sun-bin Temple, and enjoy the natural views of forest along the path.
Sanxia the cultural center is opposite to Yingge , the two cities are seperated by San-ying Bridge. It is highly valued in culture and has many traditional artisans. The scenery spots include Zushi Temple, Li Mei-Shu Memorial Hall, and White Chicken Art Village. The three spots are filled with private cultural aritfacts. Zushi Temple of dedicated engravings and complicated columns winned the name of "Art Palace". Besides Zushi Temple, Sansia Bridge, Shangdigong Temple, ancient tablets, memorial tablets, ancient battlefield, old street, old farmers' association building, and historical artifacts museum are worthy of appreciation.
After visiting the ancient remains of Yingge and Sansia , visitors can taste fish dishes at Shihmen Reservoir, see the whole landscape of the reservoir, and take a ride of the boat. They can also go to Amuping by boat and have B.B.Q. The amusement areas nearby like Dragon Pearl Bay Holiday Centre, Fairyland, Window of China, and Leofoo Village Amusement Park are worthy of visiting, too.
Transportation Departure from Taipei
Take the train from Taipei to Yingge , then take the bus to Sansia .
Taiwan Bus Company Take the bus at Far Eastern Department Store by Taipei Baoching Rd. or at Soochow University Downtown Campus by Guei Yang St.. The bus will go by Banciao, Tucheng to Sansia. The trip takes about more than one hour and the bus comes frequently.
Taipei Bus Company Take the bus on the corner of Han Ko St., or at the Prime bus station of Shindian Taiwan Bus Company, the bus comes about every 30 minutes.
Capital Bus Company Take the bus by Nanjing W. Rd. traffic circle.
Drive on Jhongshan Freeway?then go down the freeway from Nan-kan Interchange, pass Taoyuan, Yingge, and arrive at Sansia. Drive on Second Freeway then go down from Sanying Interchange to Sansia.