Sanyi Wood Sculptures

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Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum is located south of Miaoli County, Sanyi village is surrounded by mountains. More than 50% of the villagers do wood carving and wood furniture for living. The wood, mainly camphor wood, is readily obtainable from the nearby mountain such as Tashia Mountain, Alishan, Choshan, etc.

The uniqueness of these local sculptors is their ability to carve life-like animals and Buddhist figures from giant tree roots or strange-looking branches. In fact, Sanyi has not always been an area of wood sculpting. It all started in 1918 when a local man used the withered camphor wood to created a series of home décor, which Japanese officials (Taiwan was under Japanese rule at the time) found the charms with the wood carving items, and inspired to develop the wood industry in Sanyi area. At the prime time, there were 100 to 200 wood carving businesses at the town.

Today, when you visit the Sanyi, you can visit the Wood Sculpture Museum which was established in March, 1990. This is the only museum in Taiwan with wood carving as its theme, and possesses a wide-range collection of wood carving works, including religious items, furniture, and folk art objects. It also has a wood carving classroom and a library. Visitors can take the personal tour guides; join the DIY wood carving sessions.

For the convenience of your Miaoli travel, below are the hotels nearby this area. For more sightseeing attractions information, please visit our Tourism website for the popular Taiwan Touring spots and to find your ideal Hotels nearby.


 

scenery features:

The Sanyi Wood-Carving Festival has been held annually since 1990 and invited professional wood sculptors in each region.

opening hours:

Open Hours: 10:00AM-5:00PM
TEL: +886-37-876009

expenditure brief:

Adult :TWD$80
Group Visitor :TWD $70 (Group Visitor: 25 people or more)
Student :TWD$50
Special: TWD$50 (Residents of Miaoli County members of the strategic alliances of the Cultural Bureau & Children over 120cm)
Student Group: TWD$40 (Student Group, 25 people or more)
Free Admission: Senior 65 years and older, children under 120cm, and disabled visitors

The above fees are for reference purposes only; actual costs are informed at the actual venue and we do NOT give any prior notice.

Directions:

By Car
1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Sanyi Interchange → Prov. Hwy 13 → County Hwy 130

2. Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Yuanli Interchange → County Hwy 140 → Prov. Hwy 13 → County Hwy 130

Public
Take the train to Miaoli Railway Station, continue by Hsinchu Bus to Sanyi stop.

Near Hotels

Sanyi Blossom Art Village Holiday Club

0.3 km
No.1-10, Guanqian 8th Ln., Bagu Rd., Sanyi Township, Miaoli County 367, Taiwan
TWD1,200+

F HOTEL SanYi

0.9 km
No.16-1, Fuxing Rd., Sanyi Township, Miaoli County 367, Taiwan
TWD2,400+

ChiaoYuamm Hotel

17.8 km
No.222, Fengdong Rd., Fengyuan Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan
TWD1,380+

Near Attractions

West Lake Resortopia

Shengxing Railway Station

Flying Cow Ranch

Longteng Bridge

Huoyanshan Nature Reserve (Flame Mountain)

Tung Lohas Park - Hakka Quadrangles