Taichung to host lantern festival in change of plan

OPTING OUT: After the local elections, the Executive Yuan asked officials again if they were interested in hosting the event, and Changhua County, the original winner, said no

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 01, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

The Taiwan Lantern Festival is to be held in Taichung next year and in Hsinchu City in

Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen, center, yesterday in Taichung announces that the city has won the bid to host the Taiwan Lantern Festival next year.
Photo: Su Chin-feng, Taipei Times

2021, the Tourism Bureau announced yesterday.

The bureau has made it a practice to announce the locations for two consecutive years each time since 2017.

The venues for next year’s festival are to include Taichung’s Houli Horse Ranch (后里馬場), Huludun Park in Fengyuan District (豐原) and Taichung Central Park, the first two of which are hosting the Taichung World Flora Exposition until April 24 this year, bureau Director-General Chou Yung-hui (周永暉) said.

“Taichung was chosen because it is close to scenic areas in Miaoli, Changhua and Nantou counties, allowing the municipality to arrange one to two-day tours for visitors to the lantern festival,” Chou said.    [FULL  STORY]

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