Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Yingge Ceramics Festival

Those of you in Taipei might want to visit the Yingge Ceramics Festival....

The Tourism Bureau announced the upcoming 2005 Yingge International Ceramics Festival at a press conference at its Taipei visitor center on Monday. This has been designated as one of Taiwan's large-scale tourism festivals to take place over 17 days from October 7 to 23 in Yingge, Taipei County.

Yingge has more than a 200-year ceramics-making history. Originally, it produced daily-use items such as cups and dishes. However, due to competition from other countries, the ceramics industry experienced a decline over the past several decades. It has since been undergoing something of a revival due to a shift in focus on ceramic art and the opening of the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum about five years ago.

For more information, call the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum at (02) 8677-2727 or go online to

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