The guide is very knowledgable and gives very detail description on the Temple in Sansia. The street of Sansia is very beautifully laid out.
The street in Yingge that sells ceramics offers a good choice of souvenirs. It would be better if we can visit the Ceramic Museum instead of the factory. To do this we may need more time.
It is a good introduction to Taiwan folk arts on the whole.
Too much time at pottery factory so time at pottery street very limited.
Our guide was a driver, not a guide. While he spoke excellent English he didn't have any prepared information for us and seemed to be totally unprepared for our outing.
The pottery factory was interesting and the employees did a good job with the tour.
The tour was good, but the bus was not. It needed a new set of Shocks and tires. We bounced the entire tour. Our second day's tour was the same. Not sure if we were on a different bus or not. No difference in the ride.
Didn't get to look at the Old Street of Sansia at all - just the temple. DEFINITELY not enough time. Rushed off to Yingge. Yingge was informative and would be interesting for people specifically interested in pottery. However, we weren't able to explore the Old Street there either, and we spent the majority of the time in show rooms with pieces that were insanely expensive. Not recommending this tour.
Marshall D Australia
One of the most disappointing half-day tours my wife & I have ever taken. We went initially to Sansia & spent so long at a Taoist temple that we were only able to walk about 50 metres along Sansia Old Street before our guide told us it was time to go to Yingge. Instead of going to Pottery Street as expected or the ceramics museum as we'd hoped, we were taken to a single store, where prices were quite expensive. No-one wanted to purchase anything, whereupon the tour guide announced we had 20 minutes to spare & we would go back to the railway station so we could look in the shops opposite. Unfortunately, the quality of the pottery in those shops that were open was very poor & staff in several stores were clearly surprised at our wanting to look at their merchandise. One person made a single purchase before we were back at the tour van well before the 'spare 20 minutes' had expired. My wife & I were disconcerted by the absence of seat belts in the 9-seater van that was used for this tour & did not feel comfortable while travelling. While the tour guide was very personable & knowledgeable, I cannot recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing Sansia or Yingge.
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