Yingge Old Street 鶯歌老街: Make Your Own Souvenir
Yingge doesn’t just have an interesting museum, but is also acclaimed for its old street 鶯歌老街. This one focuses on ceramics and pottery, though it has your typical elements of an old street such as red brick buildings, souvenirs, and snacks. You can even get your hands dirty and make your own pottery. Check out some pictures from my visit.
Although the subject matter may not pique your interest, I found it to be more relaxing than other old streets which can get very crowded. There’s also a nice variety of stores, some quite large, so you can spend a lot of time shopping. There are also many places to try your hands at pottery, which is definitely a must-do. Couple this with the museum, and some other areas of interest, and Yingge makes for a good day trip if you live in Taipei.
Take the TRA to Yingge Station and turn right (follow the signs, it takes about fifteen minutes to get there)