Social Events

  • Taichung City Tour
  • Time: 3:30 to 6:00 pm (May 24)

  • Welcome Reception
  • Location: Taichung City Hall

    http://eng.taichung.gov.tw/mp.aspx?mp=1

    Time: 6:30 pm (May 24)

  • Banquet Dinner
  • Location:Windsor Hotel

    Time: 6:30 pm (May 25)

  • Free Night Market Tour
  • Location: Fengchia Night Market

    Time: 6:30 pm (May 26)

    Link: See videos about the Fengchia night market

  • Farewell Party
  • Location: Location to be announced

    Time: (May 27)

Optional Sightseeing Tours

Central Taiwan Two-Day Trip

Date: 2012/05/28-29

Taichung

Hwataoyao Ceramic Kiln

Day1

【Huataoyao】

Huataoyao is one of the best ceramic kilns in Nantou which is famous for its great view and food. "Hwataoyao" means flowers, ceramics, and kiln in Chinese. It is found in 1984 by Wen-Hui Chen in the success of his bicycle manufacturing business. Looking for a simple lifestyle back in his childhood, he came back upon a six-hectare of land tucked into Miaoli's mountain. In here, he opened a ceramic kiln, inviting artists to create works to complement his wife's passion for floral arranging. Throughout its more than 20-year history, Chen has personally overseen the addition of every tree, flower, tile and brick. He continues to live on the property and to be involved in the creation and design of its facilities and landscapes, as well as to welcome visitors. But, the day-to-day operations have been turned over to his children who continue the mission to preserve Taiwan's culture, and to find ways to share the story with the world.

Ecology Experience Area

Traditional Taiwanese Food

Ceramic Art Learning

Ceramic DIY

Breakfast: MOSS Burger
Lunch: Traditional Taiwanese Food
Dinner:Local Food in Yuanli
Accommodation: Einhan Resort at Sun Moon Lake

Day 2

Guan-Xin Paper Factory

Pu-li Wine Factory

Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake, situated in Nantou County's Yuchih Township, in the center of Taiwan, and is the island's largest lake. It is a beautiful alpine lake, divided by the tiny Lalu Island; the eastern part of the lake is round like the sun and the western side is shaped like a crescent moon, hence the name "Sun Moon Lake".
Breakfast:Hotel breakfast
Lunch:Traditional Taiwanese Food
Dinner:Banquet

Notice:
★Twin beds (two persons): NT$ 6200 (about US$ 210) per person
The rate includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners, tickets, and transportation fee.

★One double bed: NT$ 7900 (about US$ 270)
The above rate includes breakfast, lunches, dinners, tickets, and transportation fee.

Central Taiwan 1-Day Trip

Date: 2012/5/28

Taichung-Chunghwa

Lukang Folk Arts Museum and Lukang Old District

Lukang Folk Arts Museum

The Lukang Folk Arts Museum was established in 1973, with all the buildings, land, furniture, utensils and collector's items having been donated by the Koo family and other private benefactors. The museum holds more than 6,000 articles.

Lukang Old District

The Chinese 「一府、二鹿、三艋舺」 means Lukang is the second largest town in Taiwan. The history of the town of Lukang has been characterized by rapid change. In the 17th century, Dutch occupiers used Lukang as a major harbor for exports; in 1784 it was designated as the Taiwan seaport for shipping links with the Hanchiang harbor at Chuanchou on the coast of mainland China. It became the gateway to central Taiwan. At that time the town was crowded with stores that covered their facing streets with awnings, creating the famous 「no sky」market areas. Early in the present century the conservative residents refused to allow the passage of major north and south railways and highways, and the harbor silted up as well, reducing Lukang from the second largest city in Taiwan to a small back water town. It is this conservatism; too. It has allowed the preservation of the traditional face of Lukang.
Notice:
★Cost NT$ 1800
★The above rate includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Important Dates

Full text (1000 words) submission: April 5, 2012

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