Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center (台灣手工業推廣中心), Taipei

Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center (台灣手工業推廣中心), Taipei

What to buy here: Zhongguo Jie (Chinese knots).

Chinese knots are the result of a decorative handicraft which appeared and developed during the Tang and Song Dynasties. Chinese knots are considered traditional decorations. They were very popular during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was during the Qing dynasty that Chinese knotting became a widespread art form and reached the peak of success. Later however, between 1912 and 1976, the art of Chinese knotting was almost lost. Nowadays, Chinese knots are mostly seen during different ceremonies and traditional holidays. They are given to people to wish them health and happiness. The prices for Chinese knots are up to $30.

Operation hours: Monday-Sunday: 9:00 – 18:00

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Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center (台灣手工業推廣中心) on Map

Sight Name: Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center (台灣手工業推廣中心)
Sight Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Souvenir Shopping Part 1  

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Art Galleries Tour

Art Galleries Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.6 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km

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