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Date:2021-11-22 Number of Visitors:277

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ALISHAN SUNRISE IMPRESSION CONCERT 阿里山日出印象音樂會
January 1 / Chiayi County
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Where do you want to see the first rays of the sun in the year 2021? How about at one of the most famous sunrise-viewing spots in Taiwan? Visitors take the Alishan Forest Railway to the Zhushan sunrise-viewing platform inside the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area each day of the year, but perhaps the best day to go is January 1. To celebrate the occasion, and to warm up the visitors who go on this most likely cold predawn outing, a live classical-music concert has been staged each year since 2002.

  • The "Sea of Clouds" scene

    The "Sea of Clouds" scene

  • Alishan Sunrise

    Alishan Sunrise

 

SHILIN RESIDENCE CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW 士林官邸菊展
November 26 ~ December 12 / Taipei City
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The Shilin Residence park in Taipei City's Shilin District (MRT Shilin Station) is the venue for a number of flower shows throughout the year, including events showcasing roses, orchids, tulips, and chrysanthemums. The Chrysanthemum Show is the last flower exhibition every year, attracting large number of flower lovers with chrysanthemums of all sizes and colors. The flowers are presented outdoors and indoors, the outdoor exhibits each year featuring large-scale arrangements that are perfect as photo backdrops.

 

CHRISTMASLAND IN NEW TAIPEI CITY 新北市歡樂耶誕城
November ~ January / New Taipei City
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Where can you experience a big happy dose of Christmas spirit in the Taipei area in November/December? While in Western countries Christmas is the most important festival of the year, for many in Taiwan, where followers of the Christian faith make up only about 4.5% of the population, it is naturally of lesser importance. There is, however, one big-time Christmas-themed event, called Christmasland, which is held in Banqiao District, New Taipei City. The center of attention each year is a giant artificial Christmas tree, illuminated with a sophisticated light and imagery show. The façade of the New Taipei City Government building also serves as a gigantic canvas for an entertaining animation show.

Christmasland in New Taipei City
Christmasland in New Taipei City

PINGTUNG WANJIN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 屏東萬金聖誕季
December / Pingtung County
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Located in the deep countryside of southern Taiwan's Pingtung County, Wanchin Church would not look out of place in a Mexican village. The first edition was built in 1863 by monks of the Dominican Order, and it was rebuilt in 1870 in Spanish fortress architectural style after the original structure was destroyed in an earthquake. In the days leading up to Christmas each year, the church is colorfully illuminated and the street and plaza in front of it beautifully decorated, attracting large numbers of visitors in search of a unique Christmas atmosphere. When visiting the township where the church is located, be sure to try the famous Wanluan pig trotters, a specialty of the area.

  • Pingtung Wanjin Christmas Festival

    Pingtung Wanjin Christmas Festival

  • Wanchin Church

    Wanchin Church

TAIPEI MARATHON 臺北馬拉松
December / Taipei City
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Just a few days before Christmas, which in Taipei means mild temperatures that are perfect for road running, the Taipei Marathon takes place in the heart of the capital. This is for many local athletes the highlight of the annual race calendar, and entry slots can be hard to come by, with the number of participants in the full marathon limited to 8,000 runners; 20,000 are allowed to run the half-marathon. The races start and end at Taipei City Hall, with the route following along some of the city's main thoroughfares.

Taipei Marathon
Taipei Marathon

TAIPEI NEW YEAR'S EVE COUNTDOWN PARTY 臺北最HIGH新年城-跨年晚會
December 31 / Taipei City
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Around the world, the end of each year is celebrated with a countdown and fireworks, and Taiwan is no exception. The most spectacular of the pyrotechnic shows on the island is without a doubt the one that makes the sky-reaching Taipei 101 tower erupt in a sea of sparkling and exploding lights. The fireworks display is accompanied by a high-tech LED display on one of the giant faces of the city's towering landmark. Throughout the evening lead-up to the spectacular, the crowds are entertained by some of the best-known and most popular local music artists.

Taipei 101
Taipei 101

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