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An exhibition co-organized by the Bureau of Cultural Heritage and the French-Salon Taiwan Artists Association features the association founder Chao Tsung-kuan's paintings of the World Heritage sites and the potential sites in Taiwan, including manmade heritage like the pyramids in Egypt, Venice's waterways, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, as well as natural landscapes such as Japan's Mt. Fuji, the Columbia Icefield in Canada, and HalongBay in Vietnam.
The Bureau of Cultural Heritage has been promoting the campaign of Taiwan's Potential World HeritageSites for years and the association's paintings echo the drive, said Chang Jen-chi, deputy director of the Bureau.
Many places in Taiwan such as the battlefield heritage sites on the outlying Kinmen and Matsu Islands as well as the Alishan Forest Railway and the Beinan pre-historic heritage sites also qualify to be designated World Heritage Sites, the official noted.
The exhibition also includes smaller-sized paintings of plants, flowers, still objects and natural sceneries. The association comprises a group of Western art painters in Taiwan and has actively organized many tour exhibitions around the island. The exhibition displaying the the association's oil and glue color paintings is open at the Taichung Cultural & Creative IndustriesPark through Nov. 30.