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[Half-Day Tour] Folk Arts Experience (Group)

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Group Tour

Daily

Taipei

Sanhsia Tsushih Temple | Sanhsia Old Street | Yingko's Pottery Factory & Showroom | Yingge Old Street

Explore traditional Taiwanese folk art which takes its inspiration from the island's temple culture and religion. Visit the Sanhsia Tsu Shih Temple and admire its ornate roofs, altars and impressive statuary. Then take a stroll down Sanhsia Old Street past beautiful traditional houses and shops selling dyes and ceramics. Stop at Yingko's Pottery Factory and Showroom to discover a range of exquisite replica vases before making a final stop on Yingge Ceramic Street where you will find plenty of souvenir ideas, from earthen flutes to traditional ceramic vases.

Details

1:00 p.m. Taipei downtown hotel pickup

2:00 p.m. Folk Arts Tour (about 3.5 hours)

First, visit one of Taipei's most famous and beautiful temples. Built in 1769, the Sanhsia Tsu Shih Temple (三峡清水祖师庙) underwent some painstaking restoration during the second half of the 20th century—principally by artist Li Mei-Shu—which is now recognized as some of the finest in Taiwan. The temple is testament to how Taiwanese temple culture and religion have inspired a great deal of folk art, from its ornate roof and altars to its exquisitely sculptured stone columns featuring birds, dragons, sages and gods. The temple's Chinese cypress and camphor ceiling and beams, covered in gold leaf, are also a feast for the eyes.

Then take a walk down Sanhsia Old Street (三峡老街), a 200 m (218 yd) long street graced with hundreds of old street-houses built in the traditional architectural style, mixed with Baroque and Japanese influences. You will find plenty of souvenirs in the shops lining the street which sell different types of crafts, including ceramics and dyes.

Afterwards, visit Yingko's Pottery Factory & Showroom where hand-painted replicas of elegant Ming and Qing vases are crafted.

Lastly, take a stroll down Yingge Old Street, where you will find a display of pottery and ceramics, an ideal place to buy local souvenirs such as earthen flutes or elegant vases.

6:00 p.m. Return to hotel

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking tour guide

2) Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in the details

3) Travel Accident Insurance

What is excluded?

1) Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1.Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Free cancellation for bookings cancelled at least 3 days in advance. If you cancel 2 days or less before your visit, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged per booking.

2.On departure date we will pick you up from downtown hotel. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide.

3.Currently payment is only accepted by credit card. Once payment clears, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If payment fails, your booking will automatically be canceled. To ensure a smooth payment process, we recommend you contact your credit card provider in advance.

4.Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions.

5.If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6.All listed meals are Chinese food unless otherwise noted. Please notify us ahead of time for any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.).

7.Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.