Date: Dec 07, 2018
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
Lawmakers yesterday asked the Tourism Bureau to stop funding the construction of artificial tourism facilities and focus on helping local governments attract visitors with unique cultural attractions and specialties.
The nation has many similar artificial tourism facilities, which people often visit only once because of their lack of originality, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lin Chun-hsien (林俊憲) said at a meeting of the legislature’s Transportation Committee to review the bureau’s budget for next year.
The nation has 80 villages decorated with colorful murals, 13 skywalks and four glass churches, Lin said.
These places might have drawn huge crowds initially, but public interest quickly fades, he said. [FULL STORY]