We headed for lunch after that at a hot pot restaurant frequented by locals, San Ta Beef Hot Pot (三大牛肉火鍋). What’s unique about this restaurant is that they serve fresh, instead of frozen beef, for their hot pot.
After lunch, we went to the Ten Drums Culture Village (十鼓文化村), converted from an old sugar refinery. This is home to the Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, which I learnt scored a Grammy nomination in the Best Traditional World Music Album category in 2009. The group has also performed at the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000 and the 2002 World Cup in South Korea.
We had a guide who took us on a tour around the village. We started at the East Asian drum museum with displays of traditional drums from Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan.
We were then ushered to theatre for the highlight of the tour, the 30-min Ten Drum show. Since we weren’t allowed to take pics, I borrowed this photo from here.