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Taiwan Tourism Events

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    2019 NPM Asian Art Festival 2019-09-28~2019-11-04

    Every October at the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, we admire beautiful works of art from Asia, listen closely to its beating heart, create the connections between Asian cultures, taste each vibrant flavor, and roam through the worlds of Asia.In cooperation with the National Palace Museum’s art festival and themed exhibitions, the Southern Branch hosts an Asia-centered event every year. Engage all your five senses throughout the Museum and th ecological landscape of the park area, which offer a blend of art, culture, history, recreation, and learning. Visitors from everywhere, of all ages, are welcome to experience the diversity and charms of Asian cultures in this unique exhibition.

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    2019 Taiwan Cycling Festival 2019-06-01~2019-12-31

    A classic piece of dialog from the Taiwan movie Island Etude: “There are some things that, if you don’t do them now, never will.” These words set off a craze for traveling around the whole of Taiwan by bike. Doing a bicycle circuit around Taiwan has now become an item on many people’s “bucket list”! Since 2010 the Tourism Bureau has actively conducted a whole series of events related to the Taiwan Cycling Festival, enthusiastically inviting the Taiwan public to lay down their “tire” tracks and turn the results of innovation in transportation construction into a new resource for tourism, aiming to make Taiwan into an international-level paradise for leisure cycling. Taiwan has an excellent highway system plus a superior topography so that when cycling, a rider can also appreciate magnificent scenery along the route—and what you have is a cycling tour around the island that boasts a convenient and enjoyable itinerary! The series of activities of the “Taiwan Cycling Festival” focus on bicycle touring and pulls together the tourist and transportation resources of the various county seats to present the specifics of a diverse and local touring culture. Accompanied by beautiful mountains and water scenery, bicycle enthusiasts from around the world can come on a pilgrimage and are provided a varied and rich recreational cycling experience, making the riding of the “iron horse” no longer a simple exercise but rather the perfect experience in body and soul.

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    2019 Formosa Summer Festival 2019-06-13~2019-09-30

    Taiwan, a beautiful island belonging to tropical and subtropical climate zones, has a variety of landscapes and resources. It is considered an emerald on the Tropic of Cancer. Summer is a great time to travel in Taiwan. 2019 Formosa Summer Festival aims to let visitors "chill in the mountains, cool down in the sea," integrating activities in summer around Taiwan into four topics, that is, Food and Frozen Treats, Taiwan Fun on the Tropic of Cancer, Sand Sculpture Art and Music, and Rail Travel. In fact, frozen treats are the focus of the event, featuring 12 signature frozen treats and a hundred popular shops. This event will attract both local and international visitors to experience the amazing food and scenery in Taiwan in summer.

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    2019 Tern-Watching Tour, Matsu 2019-07-01~2019-10-20

    The plentiful marine products of the Matsu Islands not only attract aficionados from all around, but also the sea birds that soar in the sky overhead as they search for the small fish, like anchovies and herring, that constitute their primary diet. Each year these graceful guests fly in and nest on the uninhabited reefs of Matsu. As a result, in May 2000 the Matsu Islands Tern Refuge was established. The refuge comprises Shuangzi Reef in Dongyin Township, the Sanlian Islets, Zhongdao, Tiejian, Baimiao, and Jinyu in Beigan Township, the Liuquan Reef in Nangan Township, and Sheshan in Juguang Township. The protected birds include the Bridled Tern, the Black-napped Tern, the Roseate Tern, the Crested Tern, the Black-tailed Tern, the Reef Egret, and the Fork-tailed Swift. The best time for tern-watching in Matsu is from July to August. Whether it’s taking the bird-watching boat and admiring the scenery of Matsu and the islands as they soar up in the air or taking a leisurely walk along the harbor and underground tunnels to enjoy watching the terns from a unique vantage point, both are wonderful excursions not to be missed while visiting Matsu in the summer. In addition to the bird-watching excursions, you can also enjoy Beigan’s Mt. Da’ao, Qinbi Village, and a magnificent coast from the water, and along the way get a great view of Matsu’s unique local landscape and the military fortifications that date from an earlier time. A series of activities allow visitors to savor the unique military culture of Matsu and at the same time combine a trip rich in ecological education with total relaxation where they can experience firsthand the beauty of the place, enjoy the local culture, the unique “battleground” environment, and the rich ecology.

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    2019 Tibetan Culture & Art Festival 2019 Oct. - Dec.

    As Taiwan plays a vital role in the global ICT industry, it has been regarded as “a high-tech island” in the world. Besides, with the help of numerous Tibetan Buddhist followers and locals enthusiastic about Tibetan culture, the Tibetan religion, art, and culture have been developed and thrived on this island, thus creating an enormous religious power which not only purifies people’s minds, but engages in a positive conversation on self-reflection and self-improvement with modern civilization in pursuit of technological innovation.

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    2019 Sun Moon Lake Cycling, Music & Fireworks Festival Oct. - Nov. 2019

    Artists and writers have been visiting Sun Moon Lake ever since the Qing Dynasty, inspired to create by its beautiful scenery. During the Japanese occupation, the Lake was listed as one of Taiwan’s Eight Views; it also became the location for the guesthouse of Japan’s Crown Prince. Later on, President Chiang Kai-shek would host international dignitaries here as well. Today Sun Moon Lake remains one of Taiwan’s most popular destinations, a recreation area internationally renowned for its abundance of beauty and activities in all seasons, such as red cherry flowers in spring, mountain mist in summer, tranquil water and mountains in fall, and white plum blossoms in winter. Enjoy hot springs, fresh plums, and a landscape of white plum blossoms or vibrant cherry blossoms during winter and spring. Just before summer is the peak firefly season; the summer and fall include the butterfly and frog season as well as the indigenous tribes’ Harvest Festival. There are lots of cultural celebrations everywhere all year round; and they will exceed your expectations. Every year between October and November is the must-see “Sun Moon Lake Music & Fireworks Festival,” a combination of “arts and culture” with “leisure and sports” lasting over a month. Ever since the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration was established in 2000, there has been an annual fireworks show. The first Sun Moon Lake Festival was held in 2003, where fireworks teams from five different countries and regions were invited to perform in a nearly month-long feast of sound and light. The “Sun Moon Lake’s International Fireworks” increased in popularity afterwards and the yearly festival was established as one of the Lake’s most important events. Now that Sun Moon Lake’s Cycling, Music & Fireworks Festival is famous around the globe, the challenge is to keep things fresh while improving the overall planning and peripheral services. The 2017 Come!Bikeday Sun Moon Lake Cycling, Music & Fireworks Festival blends cycling with music, art, fireworks, exercise, and leisure, with local industries, culture, and traditions. Hopefully, the area will climb onto the international stage, based on its local treasures, and shape Sun Moon Lake into an international-level cultural and arts-focused resort lake.

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    2019 Yunlin International Puppets Arts Festival 2019-10-08~2019-10-13

    Shadow puppetry, glove puppetry, and marionette were introduced to Taiwan, blended with local customs and beliefs, and had developed into a unique art form of puppetry since, becoming three treasures of Taiwan. As time goes by, regardless of a vivid performance in the hands of the masters, an incidental music of live musicians’ pragmatic responses, or an audience of different generation, or even the purpose of performance switched from offering thanks to the gods to entertaining people, the significance of puppetry arts has been gradually changing. Yunlin International Puppet Arts Festival was founded in 1999, and Yunlin becomes puppets’ hometown in Taiwan, creating a variety of performing schools. To establish the International Puppet Arts Festival is to realize Yunlin as a cultural county, to carry forward the traditions of fine art, and to promote international cultural exchanges. The festival activities include inviting international puppet teams to perform, and sponsoring the Golden Palm Award to encourage skill contests and competitive performances of classic and innovative plays. In addition, it combines with exhibitions of arts, cultural and creative works, and installation art of agricultural product puppets, and promoting, encouraging, teaching and experiencing glove puppetry to enable sustainable development and to pass on the heritage of glove puppetry culture.

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    2019 Sanyi International Woodcarving Art Festival 2019-10-10~2019-10-13

    Sanyi Township is located in southern Miaoli, neighboring Da’an River and Houli (Taichung). To the northeast is Sanjiaoshan (567 m) and Xinlong and Xinglong, two villages in Tongluo Township. To the east, Guandao Range forms a natural boundary next to Dahu and Zhuolan. To the west are Huoyan Range, Yuanli, and Tongxiao, and to the north is Tongluo Township. Situated between Taiwan’s northern and southern climate zones, Sanyi experiences a variety of different weather, especially in the spring and winter; people feel as if it’s always summer until the first rains bring autumn. From November to March, the area is covered in clouds and fog, turning Sanyi into a wonderland and granting it the title “Taiwan’s Mist Capitol.” The area produces an abundance of camphor trees, popular for their fragrant wood. In 1918, Wu Jinbao and his son strarted creating camphorwood sculptures, developing their art and passing it along to local residents. Today, the wood sculptures street is home to a number of flourishing shops. After 2001, Sanyi Township began organizing International Woodcarving Art Festival, featuring local qualities, a variety of activities, and a fun, artistic atmosphere. The “static” exhibition shows off the beauty of wood sculptures, and the “moving” performances give visitors a chance to absorb the rich culture. DIY activities include wood games a variety of interesting things to challenge your mind.

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    Asian Bird Watching Fair 2019-10-15~2019-11-15

    In recent years, “bird watching” has become a fast-growing hobby and social activity. As the number of bird watchers increases, so have related organizations and events. To promote bird watching and travel in Asia, the Asian Bird Fair visits a different country every year, offering exhibitions, interactive events, seminars, and other activities. It’s a great platform for exchanges between bird watchers of Asia and ecotourism agencies, and also introduces more people to the hobby and to nature conservation. The Asian Bird Fair will be the largest bird watching exchange in Asia, attracting many hobbyists and encouraging travel agencies to plan tours centered on the “bird watching” activity.

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    2019 Art Taipei (the Taipei International Contemporary Art Fair) 2019-10-18~2019-10-21

    Art Taipei, organized by Taiwan Art Gallery Associationsince 1992, is one of the most important art fairs in the global art world, aswell as the longest-standing art fair in Asia. As the joint between Northeast and Southeast Asia, ARTTAIPEI offers the best and most up-to-date art of the region by established andemerging galleries. The exciting and insightful programs of the fair allow theparticipants a step closer to the vivid art scenes. ART TAIPEI attractssignificant art collectors and professionals from around the region every year,and has become a must-visit for many of them for years. Oneafter another record-breaking commercial success in past editions proved ARTTAIPEI as the essential platform for promoting and trading arts in Asia. Basedon rich experiences and established relationships with leading figures in theindustry, ART TAIPEI will continue presenting the most rewarding fairexperience with unique insights in the editions to come.

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