The China Post
Date: December 30, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
Taitung County Commissioner Justin Huang recently led a delegation to Hunan Province, China to
promote tourism in the Eastern Taiwan county.
Speaking at a travel fair in Hunan on Dec. 23, Huang said Taitung is on Lonely Planet’s 2016 list of the top 10 spots in Asia, alongside Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hokkaido and others.
The commissioner noted that Taitung faces the Pacific Ocean, with a coastline stretching 176 kilometers along the eastern shore of Taiwan.
Two outlying islands are also under the county’s jurisdiction — Green Island and Orchid Island. The county occupies one tenth of Taiwan’s total land area, but its population makes up only 1 percent of the country, Huang said.
Taitung is laid-back place with minimal pollution, and it is famous for the cultures of its indigenous peoples, as well as its mountains, beaches, surf spots and hot air balloon festival, he added. [FULL STORY]