Chang Yi Fang, Taipei

Chang Yi Fang, Taipei

What to buy here: Budaixi-Glove Puppets.

In Taiwan, glove puppetry has been a main form of entertainment for centuries. The puppets combine popular characters and age-old folk-art. They dance on the gloved fingers of artisans, retelling traditional stories through expression, dance and music. The traditional puppets are divided into three categories: sheng (male character), dang (female character) and jing (painted face). The sac-bodies, carved and painted wooden heads and elaborate attires make them true works of art. Hand-puppet operas have evolved into film production, with an annual value of over NT$40mln. The movies are exported to Japan and the United States, fact which contributes to the puppets' popularity. Thus, the prices for these artistic and fun keepsakes range from NT$50 and up.

Operation hours: Tuesday-Sudnay: 11:00–19:00.

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Sight Name: Chang Yi Fang
Sight Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Sight Type: Shopping

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Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
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Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
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Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
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Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles

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