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'''Yingge''' (鶯歌) [http://www.yingge.tpc.gov.tw] is in [[Taipei County]] in [[Taiwan]]. Meaning "parrot song", the name of the town is derived from the parrot shaped rock outcropping slightly north of the town.
 
'''Yingge''' (鶯歌) [http://www.yingge.tpc.gov.tw] is in [[Taipei County]] in [[Taiwan]]. Meaning "parrot song", the name of the town is derived from the parrot shaped rock outcropping slightly north of the town.
  
Pottery and ceramic fanatics will love Yingge . The town lies roughly an an hour south of [[Taipei]] by train, and is famous for it's high concentration of potters and ceramic makers. Some potteries offer lessons in basic pot making.  
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Pottery and ceramic fanatics will love Yingge. The town lies roughly an an hour south of [[Taipei]] by train, and is famous for its high concentration of potters. Some potteries offer lessons in basic pot making.  
  
 
Plan to spend a full day in Yingge to get the full experience.
 
Plan to spend a full day in Yingge to get the full experience.
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===By train===
 
===By train===
Take the south bound train from Taipei Main Station, a journey of about 45 minutes.
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Take a south bound train from Taipei Main Station, a journey of about 35 minutes. Trains run approx every 20 minutes (most are local trains). The high-speed rail line does not serve Yingge.  Tickets can easily be purchased the day of travel from the automated machines at Taipei main station.
  
 
===By Driving===
 
===By Driving===
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==See==
 
==See==
 
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[[Image:DSC 0018.JPG|thumb|Yingge Old Street]]
* '''Old Street''' is a continuous row of pottery and craft shops interspersed with tea houses and cafes. Prices on the ceramics vary widely (US$3 for a set of 5 dinner plates to US$30 a teacup) and is strongly dependent on whether they are for the ''fine arts'' or mass markets. When buying mass market ceramics, its advisable to check their surfaces for glazing imperfections.
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* '''Old Street''' is a continuous row of pottery and craft shops interspersed with tea houses and cafes. Prices on the ceramics vary widely (US$3 for a set of 5 dinner plates to US$30 a teacup) and is strongly dependent on whether they are for the ''fine arts'' or mass markets. When buying mass market ceramics, it's advisable to check their surfaces for glazing imperfections.
 
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[[Image:Yingge Old Street.JPG|thumb|Yingge Old Street]]
* Ten minutes from Yingge Railway Station is the excellent '''Yingge Ceramics Museum'''. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of ceramics in Taiwan, which it does through very imaginative and beautiful displays. The museum has a gift shop and cafe. Address: 200 Wen-hwa Road. Tel:8677 2727. Open: 9:30AM-5PM (Mon-Fri), 9:30AM-6PM (Sat-Sun). Admission: free.
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[[Image:Yingge 9 070513.jpg|thumb|250px|Yingge Ceramics Museum]]
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* Ten minutes from Yingge Railway Station is the excellent '''Yingge Ceramics Museum'''. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of ceramics in Taiwan, which it does through very imaginative and beautiful displays. The museum has a good gift shop and cafe. Address: 200 Wen-hwa Road. Tel:8677 2727. Open: 9:30AM-5PM (Tues-Fri), 9:30AM-6PM (Sat-Sun). The museum is closed on Mondays and national holidays. Admission is free.
  
 
* '''Yingge Rock''' (Parrot rock) trail is a short trail (~20 minutes). The trail is located about 10 minutes away from train station by walking. The trail has three entrances. The main trail lifts up to the level of Yingge Stone, from which people can overlook the downtown Yingge area, Dahan creek and parts of Sansia.
 
* '''Yingge Rock''' (Parrot rock) trail is a short trail (~20 minutes). The trail is located about 10 minutes away from train station by walking. The trail has three entrances. The main trail lifts up to the level of Yingge Stone, from which people can overlook the downtown Yingge area, Dahan creek and parts of Sansia.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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* Experience the DIY (do it yourself) pottery making. Go to the Old Street and find some stores who offer the pottery making class/experience. Make and then design your own pottery. Most of them have the service of shipping the finished product. You can not get the finished product right away since it requires few days for drying and firing.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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* Pottery and ceramics of all kind are available for sale.  Tea pots, tea sets, dinner plates, bowls, pots for plants etc.,  Prices vary with quality.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
* '''Grandma's Sushi (阿婆壽司)''', is a famous sushi booth in downtown Yingge. It locates in front of "OK" convenient store, 10 minutes away from train station by walking. Although it looks just a small booth, it has a big basement for dining. Usually, people take out the sushi, some just dine in the basement. A box of sushi cost just $25 NTD(less than $1 USD). Other than sushi, they also have miso soup($10 NTD), steam egg($10 NTD) and some other typical Taiwanese dishes.
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* '''Grandma's Sushi (阿婆壽司)''', is a famous sushi booth in downtown Yingge. It is located in front of the OK Mart, 10 minutes away from train station on foot. Although it looks like just a small booth, there is a big basement seating area. Usually, people take the food out, although some dine in the basement. A box of sushi costs just $25 NTD. Other than sushi, they also have miso soup ($10 NTD), steamed egg ($10 NTD) and some other typical Taiwanese dishes.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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* The Yingge station is fairly straight forward. Trains heading back to Taipei all leave from the same platform (currently platform 2) and depart every 25 min or so.
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Revision as of 13:28, 1 February 2013

Yingge (鶯歌) [1] is in Taipei County in Taiwan. Meaning "parrot song", the name of the town is derived from the parrot shaped rock outcropping slightly north of the town.

Pottery and ceramic fanatics will love Yingge. The town lies roughly an an hour south of Taipei by train, and is famous for its high concentration of potters. Some potteries offer lessons in basic pot making.

Plan to spend a full day in Yingge to get the full experience.

Contents

Get in

By train

Take a south bound train from Taipei Main Station, a journey of about 35 minutes. Trains run approx every 20 minutes (most are local trains). The high-speed rail line does not serve Yingge. Tickets can easily be purchased the day of travel from the automated machines at Taipei main station.

By Driving

From Formosa Highway (Highway #3), take the exit to "ShanHsia/Yingge". Yingge is the other side of Shanying Bridge and the Ceramic Museum is located on the left.

Get around

Almost all attractions are located within a 10 minute walk of the train station. It is an easy walk, though there is also the option of a bus as the Taoyuan buses make a stop at the Yingge Ceramic Museum.

See

Yingge Old Street
  • Old Street is a continuous row of pottery and craft shops interspersed with tea houses and cafes. Prices on the ceramics vary widely (US$3 for a set of 5 dinner plates to US$30 a teacup) and is strongly dependent on whether they are for the fine arts or mass markets. When buying mass market ceramics, it's advisable to check their surfaces for glazing imperfections.
Yingge Old Street
Yingge Ceramics Museum
  • Ten minutes from Yingge Railway Station is the excellent Yingge Ceramics Museum. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of ceramics in Taiwan, which it does through very imaginative and beautiful displays. The museum has a good gift shop and cafe. Address: 200 Wen-hwa Road. Tel:8677 2727. Open: 9:30AM-5PM (Tues-Fri), 9:30AM-6PM (Sat-Sun). The museum is closed on Mondays and national holidays. Admission is free.
  • Yingge Rock (Parrot rock) trail is a short trail (~20 minutes). The trail is located about 10 minutes away from train station by walking. The trail has three entrances. The main trail lifts up to the level of Yingge Stone, from which people can overlook the downtown Yingge area, Dahan creek and parts of Sansia.

Do

  • Experience the DIY (do it yourself) pottery making. Go to the Old Street and find some stores who offer the pottery making class/experience. Make and then design your own pottery. Most of them have the service of shipping the finished product. You can not get the finished product right away since it requires few days for drying and firing.

Buy

  • Pottery and ceramics of all kind are available for sale. Tea pots, tea sets, dinner plates, bowls, pots for plants etc., Prices vary with quality.

Eat

  • Grandma's Sushi (阿婆壽司), is a famous sushi booth in downtown Yingge. It is located in front of the OK Mart, 10 minutes away from train station on foot. Although it looks like just a small booth, there is a big basement seating area. Usually, people take the food out, although some dine in the basement. A box of sushi costs just $25 NTD. Other than sushi, they also have miso soup ($10 NTD), steamed egg ($10 NTD) and some other typical Taiwanese dishes.

Drink

Sleep

Get out

  • The Yingge station is fairly straight forward. Trains heading back to Taipei all leave from the same platform (currently platform 2) and depart every 25 min or so.


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