Ceramics enthusiats will love Yingge. The town lies about one 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.
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.
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.
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 Ceramics Museum.