Lishan Visitor Center provides information on the attractions in the Lishan Scenic Area, which helps visitors to understand the natural sceneries and cultural characteristics of the Lishan area. The staff reflects the hospitality of the indigenous people, warmly greeting visitors from far and wide. The visitor center is the best first stop to get to know Lishan. For those who love to take pictures, do not miss the free Atayal traditional clothing experience and the “future postal service” postcard delivery service.
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Welcome to Dadaocheng
Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of big cities? Or are you bored with your mundane life? Why not go on a tour to the old city district right now and experience the past in the present! Dadaocheng is situated along Tamsui River. The name was originated from the big open grounds that were used to sun-dry rice. During Qing dynasty, Taiwanese tea that was exported to other countries built up an excellent reputation. Along with convenient transportation, more and more foreign merchants came to Dadaocheng to do trades and establish business points. Therefore, the neighborhood of Daodaocheng Wharf gradually became the commercial hub of Northern Taiwan. Later on, problems occurred, such as local residents moving away and the siltation of the river, the past glory can no longer be seen. Yet, the relics of the past are still preserved intact in this historical district. Strolling on the old streets, you will see the magnificent and elegant quasi-baroque buildings as well as traditional, simple Minnan street shops. There are also diverse old trading companies that sell souvenirs. Therefore, many tourists visit on holidays to experience the nostalgic atmosphere specific to the old Taipei. Each year, when Lunar New Year is approaching, Dihua Street will turn into a bustling street of New Year goods. Mayor of Taipei City, Ko Wen-je said: “From old historical buildings through unique old streets to all kinds of innovative elements, Dadaocheng is not only a busy old town, but also a living and vibrant urban museum that breaks through spatial imitations.” These words are probably the best portrayal of Dadaocheng. A reminder: Dadaocheng mostly sells breakfast and lunch. Some restaurants close when everything is sold out. If you want to try some delicacies there, remember to go early. Everything will be gone if you arrive too late.
Welcome to Pingxi
Situated in the northeast area of New Taipei City, Pingxi is a well-known mountain town, which is near the upstream of Keelung River and surrounded by mountains. As the Keelung River runs through this small town, which has caused very obvious erosion and dissected topography in the vicinity, there are a number of faults and peculiarly-shaped rocks and boulders. Numerous waterfalls of different sizes appear where the river flows, including the Shifen Waterfall, Lingjiao Waterfall, and Yenjingdong Waterfall (meaning glasses hole) as well as a few potholes. These natural phenomena are all rare landscapes in northern Taiwan. Pingxi is also known as the “home of sky lanterns.” The ancestors in Pingxi hid in caves around hillsides upon the invasion of armed bandits. Those who remained in villages would release sky lanterns to inform their villagers in hiding that the crisis was over. Hence, sky lanterns were also called peace lantern or blessing lanterns. Today, visitors come to Pingxi to release a sky lantern during Lunar New Year holidays to wish for a prosperous year ahead. As environmental awareness increases in recent years, the eco-friendly materials of sky lanterns have been adopted to achieve the balance of tourism and ecology, and sky lanterns are released in a controlled quantity each year.
Taichung Museum Of Fiber Arts
Weaving is a craft shared by all cultures in the world; it can be specifically divided into knotting, tying, weaving, dyeing, and embroidery. It provides our everyday needs, and can add colors in our lives with its creative designs. Founded in 1990, the Weaving Arts Museum, a division of Taichung County Cultural Center, originally featured natural rush hats and mats made in Tachia and traditional Atayal weaving, where the collection has expanded to 869 pieces of weaving over the years. As a small-sized local cultural center that connects domestic weaving talents, it has published book series, held exhibitions, conducted exchanges with other museums and global partners, and put in efforts in talent training. From 2015 onward, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government started to formulate a plan that promotes the Weaving Arts Museum to become Taichung’s first public municipal museum, as a way to respond to the promulgation of the Museum Act and pursue sustainable development. The missions of MOFiA can be recapitulated in three dimensions: fiber, fashion, and green craft, which also point to the future direction of this museum. The aims of this museum are to incorporate Central Taiwan’s natural and human resources, based upon the richly diversified research results, thus progressing toward a professional organization that boasts lifestyle, culture, fashion, design, and eco-friendly ideas. With its integration of exchange platforms of fiber arts industries domestically and internationally, it is expected to become a new landmark of the cultural developments in Taichung City in the near future.
National Science And Technology Museum
As the first museum of applied science in Taiwan, the focus of the museum is to collect and study scientific and technological object, provide exhibitions related to science and technology and a place for the public for leisure and life long learning. This is a place full of fun. Through our exhibitions of science and technology, people can be inspired and construct their own answer out of the curiosities. Thinking is always not enough, in Science, keep revising and amending the idea by experiment, the image in your mind may be shown into reality. Welcome to the past and the future, we wish you have a pleasant visit!