The Lucky Art Crayon Factory (蜡藝蠟筆城堡) in Yilan is a ‘tourism factory’ that offers a number of fun and colorful experiences for kids. Lucky Art sells a range of body paints and crayons across the world, but this factory has opened its doors to allow the little ones to show off their creativity. As the Yilan Cake Factory is nearby, it’s worth doing both if coming to the area.
Standard tickets to the factory include four DIY experiences. Children can enjoy making their own multi-colored crayons using a molding machine or try out some body and face painting, as well as create their own little windmills. There are also ‘Special DIY’ experiences, such as chalk making and ceramic painting, which require extra fees. There are usually multiple time slots available for these activities, and there is no need to reserve before coming.
The other main attraction here is the Rainbow Slide. Starting eight floors up, at about 68 meters, the slide spirals its way down in about 15 seconds. Aimed at kids, protective equipment is wrapped around them to make sure the way down is safe. After all this excitement, there is a snack bar and gift shop where you can buy official Lucky Art goods.
How to get there
You won’t be able to miss the Lucky Art Crayon Factory on the way to the Yilan Cake Factory, with its huge crayon monuments. The nearest station to both is Xinma Station, and the walk to the crayon factory only takes several minutes. To get there, take a local service from Yilan (21 mins, NT$26) or Luodong (9 mins, NT$15). There are usually one or two trains an hour, and you can take Limited Express trains from these stations to/from Taipei. There are also large parking lots at both attractions.
Hours and fees
Open: 8:30am to 6pm (ticketing closes at 4:30pm)
Admission: NT$250 (includes 4 DIY activities and NT$100 discount card). Special DIY events from NT$160
Rainbow Slide: NT$100 for those with admission tickets, NT$150 for those without tickets
Official website: luckyart.com.tw