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MOC recommends 10 cultural tour routes, encourages visitors to visit local cultural attractions

  • Date:2021-11-05
From left: Executive Yuan official Chang Jing-sen, Taiwan Visitors Association Chairwoman Yeh Chu-lan, President Tsai Ing-wen, Minister Lee Yung-te, Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai, Tourism Bureau, MOTC director-general Chang, Shi-chung

Ten cultural tourism routes organized by the Ministry of Culture were featured at the opening of this year's Taipei International Travel Fair (2021 ITF) on Nov. 5 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 to promote cultural tourism and provide the public with a unique cultural experience.

During 2021 ITF, artists of traditional woodcarving, lacquer crafts, tin crafts, and bamboo crafts will be invited to deliver a "craftsmen exhibit" for the public to experience the ingenuity of each handicraft firsthand. In addition, the Daqing incense-making method that was passed on for five generations, along with the meticulous handicraft of the Torik tribe, and traditional Taiwanese tea culture will be presented.

The event also invited the famous travel writer Hsieh Che-ching (謝哲青) to share his experience of shooting promotional videos, the senior marketing director and spokesperson of KLOOK Sam Lin (林耀民) and founder of L-instyle Boutique Travel Services Yu Chih-wei (游智維) to share their experiences of travelling locally, in addition to the independent cultural curator Samuel Wang (王騰崇).

Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te noted that culture and tourism are inseparable, and the most important purpose of tourism is to understand different cultures. He encourages everyone to travel to local cultural attractions and learn about the culture of their own land while the pandemic is relatively under control.

MOC pointed out that the ten cultural tourism routes include those in northern, central, southern, eastern Taiwan as well as in the outlying islands. They will allow one to experience the beauty of Taiwan, such as its national monuments, traditional architecture, the villages of Jinguashi and Jiufen, the archeological remains of Keelung, the historical military sites and Western-styled buildings of Kinmen, and appreciate the works of art created by aboriginal artists of the Torik tribe.

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