National Center For Traditional Arts in Yilan was nothing short of an amazing and entertaining place for our kids. Thanks to Kara and Josh, we made a quick two-day trip to Yilan from Taipei. We got on a fast train from Songshan Station in Taipei and it only took us an hour to get to our destination, Loudong Station. The tickets were reserved and purchased by our friends in advance. Pretty amazing. From Loudong Station, a taxi ride to National Center For Traditional Arts, where our hotel was also located, took about 15 minutes and it was inexpensive.
There were many activities for kids to do and our kids had a blast. When you explore their website, I don’t think you can tell how entertaining it is for young kids to be at National Center for Traditional Arts to do arts and craft. I find the photos on Tripadvisor explain well.
We stayed at Forte Dong-Shan Villa Yilan, a hotel in the premises of National Center for Traditional Arts. It was a great choice. It made sense for our kids and us parents. I will write a post about the hotel later just so that you can see what the room looked like. We loved it.
We had dinner at a restaurant called Fan Ge Tian Weng Roast Chicken in Jar in Wujie Township in Yilan. Yilan is famous for chicken roasted in ceramic pots. I will write about this restaurant as well because the dinner at Fan Ge Tian Weng was quite an experience and the food was delicious! Even the vegetarian dishes were tasty. Thus, I think that Fan Ge Tian Weng would still be worth going for vegetarians. Thanks to our fabulous friends, Kara and Josh, we learned about Fan Ge Tian Weng Roast Chicken in Jar and I would love for the future travelers to know about this place although it already seems to be a very well-known restaurant as it was packed when we went there.
On the day we traveled from Taipei to Yilan, we went to a Spring Onion Farm of which I will also write about our experience later. It was a great fun for the kids. Yilan is known for scallion pancakes, so we had them at the farm. They were chin-dropping delicious pancakes!!! Just thinking about them made my mouth water.
The following morning, we had breakfast at the hotel, checked out from our room and left our luggage at the reception and headed to the National Center for Traditional Arts. All the photos on this post were taken on this day. We did two activities, had lunch and did one more activity and it was time for us to head out to the Loudong Station to catch a train back to Taipei. The day went by fast like it was a fast forward! The train ride home was very smooth and easy.
I can’t say enough good things about our experiences in Yilan. I think it would be so fun to have a place like that in Mumbai as well. I would love to do activities such as wood block printing, rangoli drawing or some other traditional arts from India.
National Center for Traditional Arts
No.201 Section 2, Wubin Road
Jixi Village, Wujie Town
Yilan 268, Taiwan
Hours Please check this page on the home page for National Center for Traditional Arts