National Center for Traditional Arts國立傳統藝術中心
Walking into the park at the Center for Traditional Arts makes you feel like falling into a time tunnel. The streets decorated with red walls and black tiles are blended with the architectural styles of the old streets everywhere in Taiwan. All sorts of special stores, such as workshops and early Taiwanese variety stores, stand along the streets. Here, you may see things that trigger the fun memories of your childhood, such as dough figurine sculptures, sugar onion, traditional toys, glove puppetry, etc.
When you feel tired after shopping, you can bring your children to the parent and child area to play and, or have some Taiwanese specialty food to replenish the lost energy. Or you can go to the performance hall and take a seat to enjoy the troupe’s performance; you will be able to completely bask in the performance as you listen to the sonorous and delicate singing as this slowly vanishing art is a part of our cultural heritage.
In addition, you can try many interesting activities, such as hand dyeing fabric, handmade woodcraft, and making oil-paper umbrellas. The center not only allows visitors to eat and play at the same time, but hopes to blend art into life through understanding the beauty of traditional art with the help of these handmade activities, splendid performances, and traditional architecture.
- No.240, Sec. 2, Wubin Rd.,, Wujie Township, Yilan County Taiwán, R.O.C
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Wonderful cultural experience with hands-on craftsMy family came with our 7 and 8 year old girls who loved the hands-on craft sessions (prices not included in entrance tickets but fees were quite affordable) including indigo dyed fabric, wooden flower necklaces, and clay figures (their favorite!). I highly recommend this beautifully-designed experience during which the time just flies by (the staff estimates of how long each craft takes are right on target). A must do!
Lovely stop on our 4 day trip with Edison TravelsDespite the rain, we had a wonderful walk around. Great place for families and friends and would love to go there on a hot summer day. Great exhibitions and lovely music performance as well as theatre. Very well organised and a great way to get inspired by all the crafts stores and workshops. Definitely going back there again.
Nice place to spend 1 - 2 hours if in the regionI attended a conference in Taipei in the beginning of November and we were taken to the National Center for Traditional Arts as part of an organized excursion. It was a nice place to spend 1-2 hours in the middle of the nature and taste/buy some local sweets/souvenirs, see a traditional temple/house and have a cup of tea. However, I was actually expecting some Taiwanese traditional performances or workshops as for the name of the place.
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Great place to visitWe came here in a Tuesday morning and it wasn't too busy. Lots of free shows and all kinds of exhibits to see. A lot of the areas had DIY experiences too. Even without doing any DIY stuff we spent half a day here. The time went by pretty quickly. Many food and snack choices. Workers and performers were very friendly. Will definitely visit again if I'm in the area.
Hong Kong, China
Organised shops selling local waresThis location is a purpose built site for various shops selling many local wares from Yilan province and beyond. The produce is interesting and in some shops, show how some of it is made. What was a bit disappointing was that there was no real authentic arts to admire. We did though spend quite a bit of time in the center and hence admired what they have done here. The street scenes are nice. At one point there was a performance which was also quite good.
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