Conference Tour

 



Date:August 16 , 2019 , Friday , 13:00 PM-17:00 PM
Itinerary:



Departure From Taipei at 13:00PM
Keelung Harbor

Keelung Harbor is located at the northern tip of Taiwan Island, between Fugui Cape and Cape Bitou. The harbor is embraced by mountains to its east, west, and south with a narrow waterway approximately 2,000 meters in length and 400 meters in width that extend from the inner harbor in the southwest to the harbor mouth in the northwest.Featuring both military and commercial applications, Keelung Harbor serves as an excellent harbor in Northern Taiwan.

Situated facing the Pacific Ocean, the sea is as familiar to the city of Keelung as its own breath. To arrive at Keelung is to be baptized by the ocean. Make a trip to the harbor city, and you will find its many-faceted beauty. Here, the residents live every day of their life with the azure sea. You can stop here to view the sea harbor, and the luxury passenger and postal liners coming in and out, making it one of the best spots for enjoying intimate conversations and night views.



Zhongzheng Park

Zhongzheng Park is situated on the side of Dashawan Mountain, which is at the east of Keelung City. There is a white statue of Goddess of Mercy in the park. This 25-meter high statue has become one of the characteristics of Keelung.

The park overlooks Keelung City and the harbor. There are three levels in the park. On the first level is a historic canon fort. On the second level is a Buddhist library, Martyrs' Shrine and Zhuputan Temple. The temple attracts many worshipers on July 15. On the third level is Guanhai Pavilion. Sitting in the pavilion, visitors can see the entire Keelung and the ocean.

The statue of Goddess of Mercy is the landmark of Zhongzheng (Jhongjheng) Park. It is the biggest Goddess statue in Southeast Asia. Inside the statue is a stairway leading to the top. Zhuputan is where worshipers gather on Zhongyuan Festival. The first immigrants to Taiwan used to fight with each other for land. In order to stop the disputes, they set up a temple for yearly worship. The temple was in Gaosha Park during the Japanese occupation and moved to Zhongzheng (Jhongjheng) Park.



Yehliu Geopark

Yehliu is a cape of about 1,700 meters long formed by Datun Mountain reaching into the sea. When overlooked from above, the place is like a giant turtle submerging into the sea. Thus, it is also called "Yehliu Turtle." Because the rock layer of seashore contains sandstone of limestone texture and it is subject to sea erosion, weathering and earth movements, there is particular scenery consisting of sea trenches/holes, candle shaped rocks, and pot shaped rocks. The place is divided into three sections. The first section has rocks like Queen's Head, Fairy's Shoe and Candle. The second section has rocks like Bean Curd, Dragon Head. The third section has sea-eroded caves, seal shaped rock, etc. The place is suitable for geological study and field research. In addition, there is a statue of Lin Tien Jane in commemoration of the person's bravery of scarifying own live for saving others. The monument describes in details the touching story.



Arrival Taipei at 17:00 PM (End of Service)

Sources of materials:
Taiwan Tourism Bureau:https://eng.taiwan.net.tw/



Itinerary (Alternative plan for raining day)


Departure From Taipei at 13:00PM
Sanxia Qingshui Zushi Temple

Qingshui Zushi Temple was built in 1769. The temple was destroyed by an earthquake in 1833 and was rebuilt in 1867. However, during 1895, it was burned down by the Japanese army. After World War II, the restoration was led by the renowned artist Li Mei Shu. The restored temple presents refined carvings and sculptures and it is the work of Taiwanese artists. Qingshui Master is also known as Machang Master or Penglai Master. He was an expert in medicine and a wizard. In memory of Qingshui Master, local people built a temple to worship him. The temple is a third grade historic site and is one of the three major temples in Taipei.

There are five gates in front of Qingshui Master Temple, which symbolizes its honorable and prestigious status. The stone sculptures and carvings in the temple are the works of experienced sculptors. The stone lions at the front gate are so lively and refined. The lions are designed by Mr. Li himself, featuring a more energetic and dynamic style.



Sanxia Old Street

Sanxia Old Street refers to the south section of Minquan Street in New Taipei City. Its length is about two hundred meters, and its architecture dates back to the early days when the Republic of China was newly established. Walking along Sanxia Old Street is like walking into a time tunnel; the arched red brick hallways, the traditional architecture, the beams, columns, ancient wooden plaques, the squat maidens walls and the figure carvings upon the buildings are all very unique. Walking along this ancient street brings a feeling of nostalgia for the good old days, and makes visitors want to linger. Sanxia Old Street is best preserved the along the Minquan Street, Heping Street, Ren’ai Street and Zhongshan Road. Minquan Street was the commercial center in the past, and the commercial stores and alleys that date back to the time of Japanese Occupation are still in good condition. Both the town and its street underwent modification during the Japanese Occupation; streets were expanded, rooftops, walkways, and drainage systems were also re-organized, and it was transformed into a stately, modernized street. During the time of Sanxia's heyday, the street was lined with shops that sold dyes, manufacturing materials, and tea, and western-style houses were also being built quickly. Nowadays, only the red brick buildings with arched hallways and Baroque styled architecture remain to tell of their past glory.



Yingge Ceramics Museum

The Yingge Ceramics Museum is the first professional pottery museum in Taiwan. First planned by Magistrate Yu Ching, the museum was finally completed after 12 years of construction with efforts of 3 magistrates. The museum opened on November 26, 2000. The museum is made up with modern constructing materials and transparent glass, presenting a limitless sense of space and the beauty of simplicity. The special structure also enhances the exhibition. The Yingge Ceramics Museum presents 200 years of ceramic techniques and folk culture in Taiwan. At the same time, the museum also has educational function with its modern technology, making it an ideal place for families to visit at leisure. This museum is not for Yingge citizens alone; it also shows how the Taiwanese have endeavored to achieve what we are today. It is a historic and cultural emblem; moreover, it is also place for the peace of mind.



Arrival Taipei at 17:00 PM (End of Service)

Sources of materials:
Taiwan Tourism Bureau:https://eng.taiwan.net.tw/