Character International
Title Taiwan Hot Spring & Fine-Cuisine Carnival
Introduction The gradual arrival of winter formally announces that Taiwan’s peak hot spring season has begun! Taiwan abounds in the gifts of nature—cold springs, hot springs, mud springs, submarine springs—it is a world-famous scenic spot for springs of every variety. Beginning in 2007 the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communication combined two touristic resources--the unique healthcare aspects of thermal springs and the demand for a modern, healthy diet--to integrate Taiwan’s “thermal springs” and “gourmet cuisine” for a plan to launch a “Taiwan Hot Spring Fine-Cuisine Carnival.” This event takes center stage throughout Taiwan at the same time each year, with one of Taiwan’s 17 thermal spring areas chosen as the year’s kick-off location. Not only is the Carnival an opportunity for Taiwanese tourists to soak up the pleasures of thermal springs throughout the country and receive merchandise discounts, overseas tourists are also fascinated and attracted, and the Carnival is a driving force behind the annual autumn/winter Taiwan hot spring tourist boom. During this period, hot spring areas throughout the country hold a series of hot spring/fine-cuisine events and pull together hundreds of county and municipal companies, introducing the scenic beauty of the springs, the local cultural landscape, and special products.
Location
●Dongpu Hot Springs, Xinyi, Nantou County Map
●Mt. Shamao Hot Spring Area, Taipei Map
●Wulai Hot Springs, New Taipei City Map
●Wanli Hot Springs, Jinshan, New Taipei City
●Jiaosi Hot Springs, Yilan County Map
●Qingquan and Jianshi Hot Springs, Hsinchu County
●Taian Hot Springs, Miaoli County
●Beitou Hot Springs, Beitou District, Taipei Map
●Beigang River Hot Springs, Guoxing, Nantou County Map
●Guguan Hot Spring, Taichung City
●Guanziling Hot Springs, Baihe District, Tainan City Map
●Bolai Hot Springs, Kaohsiung County
●Sihjhongsi Hot Springs, Pingtung County
●Antong Hot Springs, Hualien County
●Ruisui Hot Springs, Hualien County
●Jhihben Hot Springs, Taitung County
WebSite http://www.2013hotspring.com.tw/
Organizers Tourism Bureau, MOTC