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Taiwan Tourism Events

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    2019 Baosheng Cultural Festival 2019-04-09~2019-06-30

    The Dalongdong area, which was formed around two centuries ago, is one of a few well-preserved historic neighborhoods in Taipei City known for its numerous quaint dwellings and religious structures surrounding Bao’an Temple. The Dalongdong Bao’an Temple is by far the most popular among Taiwan’s 300-odd temples dedicated to Baosheng Emperor, according to folklorist Lin Heng-dao. Striving to fulfill its commitment of keeping a grassroots religion alive, creating an old-meets-new vision and a cycle of “new culture”, and innovating on the basis of tradition, the palatial Dalongdong Bao’an Temple, along with its ornate decorations and spatial layout, represents unconventional thinking and methods regarding three-dimensional aesthetics that earned it international accolades such as the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2003.The Temple is famous for hosting the annual Baosheng Cultural Festival, a symbol of Taiwan’s folk religious celebrations, architectural legacies and heritage revitalization efforts, and has attracted locals and visitors alike for two decades. Running from April through June, the festival has not only enlightened an ever-growing participant base about different facets of the country’s religious aesthetics and changes in relevant rituals, but has also, despite its orthodox view of Formosan spirituality, become a culturally influential, globally significant tourist attraction that inspired similar festivities across China and Singapore.

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    2019 Penghu International Fireworks Festival 2019-04-18~2019-06-27

    The Penghu International Fireworks Festival is not the only incentive attracting sightseers to the “Gaillardia pluchella Foug Island” during the summer season but it has certainly become a spectacular scene that lights up the evening sky over the isles that people look forward to seeing every summer. The first Festival took place in 2003 and invited well-known Taiwan singers and performing groups to entertain. The amazing high-altitude fireworks display, romantic music, cascading rockets and a sea of lanterns all turn Penghu into a resplendent scene, more and more beautiful as night falls! The Penghu International Fireworks Festival has become one of the grand events of the summer season and a beautiful and magnificent night scene for visitors to the Gaillardia pluchella Foug Island.

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    2019 Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival 2019-04-19~2019-08-25

    Taiwan is blessed with plenty of natural resources that can be used to draw visitors, such as the three kilometer-long golden beach between Yanliao and Fulong in the Northeast Coast. For its soft, highly cohesive white quartz sands, this beach is acknowledged by the World Sand Sculpting Association to be the best for making sand sculptures in Taiwan. It has been 12th years since the Administration held the first Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival in 2008 to promote sand sculpting art in Taiwan. Each year, more people were drawn to take part in the event. This year's festival (2019) will still be jointly held by the Administration and the Fullon Hotels & Resorts like in the past years. By co-organizing the event with the company, the Administration hopes to instill different energy into the festival while attracting even more visitors.

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    2019 Lukang Dragon Boat Festival 2019-05-11~2019-06-09

    “Lukang Dragon Boat Festival” originated as a folklore activity in 1978. Continuing to this day, it markets the historic monuments, humanistic scenes, handicraft, culture, gourmet food and more in Lukang. Held in an expanded and extended scale, the “Lukang Dragon Boat Festival” has become an important program from 2006 during the festival in Taiwan and listed as one of the “12 Major Festivals in Taiwan.” In addition, it was also introduced in the “Sightseeing Calendar of Taiwan” by the Bureau of Tourism, becoming one of the most important sightseeing events, after receiving the awards of “The Township of Smile,” “Top 10 Sightseeing Towns in Taiwan,” and the sponsoring of “2012 Taiwan Lantern Festivals.

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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 Xiuguluan River Rafting Triathlon 2019-06-16

    Xiuguluan River starts in the Central Mountain Range, flows north along East Rift Valley, turns east at Ruisui Township, crosses Coastal Mountain Range, and empties into the Pacific Ocean at Dagangkou. 104 km in length, it is eastern Taiwan’s largest river and the only to cross Coastal Mountain Range. Xiuguluan Canyon, located in the downstream portion between Ruisui and Dagangkou, is home to over 20 rapids, magnificent sights, and interesting rock formations, having become a popular spot for white water rafting. The white water rafting route starts at Ruisui Bridge and lasts about two hours, passing several rapids and a beautiful suspension bridge before arriving at the most dangerous rapids, which must be navigated before reaching Qimei Rest Area. After Qimei, the canyon takes on a different beauty, as the river becomes deeper and wider and has a series of whirlpools and rapids, which is the height of the experience. By the time Changhong Bridge comes into view, the river has widened out and run smooth again, and the journey comes to an end at the scenic intersection of Changhong Bridge. The entire length is 24 km and takes 3-4 hours. Rafting takes place all year round, though April to October is peak season. The trip usually starts around 7-12AM, and rarely in the afternoon; starting after 3PM is prohibited. In 2010, in addition to rafting ecology package tours, a new Rafting Ironman Event was organized, including biking, running, and extreme sports. Fresh innovation and physical challenges satisfy visitors in search of variation and excitement. Come to Xiuguluan River this summer and enjoy a different kind of water experience.

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    2019 Taiwan International Balloon Festival 2019-06-29~2019-08-12

    Big, beautiful, colorful hot air balloons dreamily float through the air as tourists hasten to catch a glimpse of their splendor or ride them through the skies, taking in the beauty of the valley below. The hot air balloon trend has promoted local tourism, and is an attractive, rising new activitiy of the 21st century. The 2011 Taiwan International Balloon Festival was a new opportunity for aerial activities, and it 2012 it challenged the world record in terms of length of time and scale of event. The event was a success, proving the tourist charm and economic profitability of the balloons, and enhancing Taiwan’s diverse tourism environment. Taiwan International Balloon Festival includes flying shows, mooring activities, balloon rides, a night glow music concert, balloon wedding celebrations, and a summer camp, providing visitors with something to take home as well as great memories. Experience the feeling of flight as well as a feast for the senses.

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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 Yilan International Children’s Folklore & Folkgames Festival 2019-07-06~2019-08-18

    Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival features “Children’s Games,” a different theme based on an everlasting spirit of playfulness and the resulting creativity! The festival aims to provide children with a happy event to share with parents and friends, as well as befriending cultures from around the world! The child-themed event is one of the representative events of UNESCO’s International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF), and in 2010 was the only one of its kind in Asia to be approved by CIOFF International Festival. In contrast to ordinary festivals focusing on a single form of art (performance, visual art, or multimedia), the Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival combines multiple forms including performance, exhibitions, games, and exchange, presenting children’s games in a diverse and interesting way.

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    2019 National Yimin Festival 2019-07-21~2019-08-22

    During the Lin Shuangwen incident in the late Qing dynasty, Lin Xiankun of Liuzhangli Village (present day Zhubei) led a group of soldiers and joined forces with other leaders from Guangdong including Wang Tingchang, Chen Ziyun, and Liu Chaozhen to bravely resist invaders. Over 200 men sacrificed their lives in the battle, winning them an imperial decree declaring their loyalty. Later, Lin Xiankun enlisted the aid of local leaders such as Liu Chaozhen, Wang Tingchang, Huang Zongwang, and Wu Ligui in constructing a temple to memorialize the dead. Traditional ceremonies of the Yimin Festival include raising lantern poles, releasing water lanterns, carrying shoulder poles, returning black banners to the woman’s parents’ home, and Da Shi Ye. 15 villages in Hsinchu and Taoyuan take turns hosting the event, which has a history of 230 years. These ceremonies became a unique form of belief for the Hakka people and turned Yimin Ye into one of Taiwan’s main deities. Since the festival occurs during the seventh month of the lunar calendar, it is often organized along with the Ghost Festival, combining the spirit of compassion for departed spirits with respect for those who gave their lives in defense of their homeland. During the seventh month, Taiwan’s Yimin Temples organize events to pay the proper respects, and as Xinpu Yimin Temple is the country’s main one, it represents the Hakka’s religious center. The worship ceremonies organized here have a long history, are held on a large scale, are representative of Taiwan, and are overall highly regarded. The branch temples will gather and return to the woman’s parents’ home, carrying on Yimin Ye’s spirit of loyalty and righteousness.

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