Sanxia Indigo Dyeing Centre

Sanxia Indigo Dyeing Centre: Address, Sanxia Indigo Dyeing Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Sanxia Indigo Dyeing Centre

Sanxia Indigo Dyeing Centre
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1-2 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Sanxia / Yingge District
Yingge, with a 200-year history in pottery, is one of the earliest settlements of Taiwan, thus earning the reputation of “Taiwan’s Jingdezhen”. Constructed with exposed concrete and steel structures, the Yingge Ceramics Museum is a landmark presenting rustic beauty. Walk into Yingge Old Street and feel the pieces of brick and tiles lightly emitting a historical and cultural atmosphere. Stroke the potteries to sympathize with the hundred-year-old artistic essence by aged masters. Reputed as the hall of eastern art, “Sanxia Zushi (Divine Ancestor) Temple is a temple built with an ancient technique. The groups of bygone architectures and baroque-style plaques of Sanxia Old Street still retain their former self. Once known as Sanjiaoyong street, Minquan street used to be the gathering grounds of the once-prosperous cloth dying industry. The Sanxia Dye Workshop was established to keep the blue-dye culture from disappearing. Visit this little village of art to delicately experience local humanities and scenic nature.Visit a small town rich with arts and experience local cultural features and natural landscapes in detail!

7 reviews
Very good

California114 contributions
Create beautiful indigo tie dye, or buy a shirt!
Apr 2018 • Friends
This is a wonderful indigo workshop that preserves a traditional indigo folk art. It's also incredibly beautiful, but if you don't have the time for a workshop, you can shop the professionally-made indigo clothing, tote bags, and other very charming things.
Written May 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Belmont, MA96 contributions
Fun for the whole family!
Jun 2016 • Family
About a 45 minute trip outside Taipei, this is a fun do-it-yourself activity for kids and adults. You can choose a tee shirt, scarf, or other small item to tie dye using dye made from native grown indigo. When you go in, tell the staff you are there for a lesson. There are no signs except toward the cash register. This sign will tell you what each item cost to dye. Many dyed items for sale, as well. The teacher does not speak English. I was with family that speak Mandarin. Allow at least 1 1/2 hours and note that the facility closes at 5pm. The teacher will ask you to pick a design on which to base your project and then show you the technique that will result in a similar design, i.e.. vertical crisscrossing, clouds, starburst, etc. Beware that the center was extremely mosquitoey during June. Costs - we each made a light weight scarf for $400 nt, or about $12 U.S.
Written June 21, 2016
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George Town, Malaysia65 contributions
Sanxia Indigo Dyeing Centre – cool experience creating your own tie dye
Nov 2015 • Family
Taiwan has plenty of DIYs that would keep kids busy and happy and one which makes handicraft loving adults very happy as well would be the tie dye experience at the Sanxia Indigo Dyeing Centre, just a few minutes’ walk away from Sanxia Old Street. Housed in a small building with a nice tree shaded alley (and adjacent to a lovely old red brick school building), you get the opportunity to design your own tie dye shirt or scarf using the natural indigo blue dye of a local plant. We had 1 ½ + hours of creative fun under the supervision of a kind elderly teacher… folding, twirling, crumpling and tying cloth with rubber bands and strings and then repeatedly – for 3-4 times – dipping it into a large vat of dye (slightly smelly though) for 3 minutes and airing it for another few minutes for oxidization to take place. The visit to the Indigo Dyeing Centre coupled with a walk along Sanxia Old Street and a visit to the Qingshui Zushi temple, was certainly a perfect way to spend ½ a day (~3-4 hours) at Sanxia!
Written December 4, 2015
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