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Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival 福隆沙雕藝術季: Golden Art

You can see elaborate sand sculptures of all types at the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival 福隆沙雕藝術季 in New Taipei City.

You can see elaborate sand sculptures of all types at the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival 福隆沙雕藝術季 in New Taipei City.

While we’re in the midst of winter in Taiwan, it’s never too early to think about summer.  While most people head to the beach for some R&R, you can also enjoy an art show right by the ocean.  The canvas at the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival 福隆沙雕藝術季 is the beach itself.  These incredible sculptures top any paltry sand castle I’ve ever made, and showcase a variety of different themes and subjects.  Check out more info after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Hohaiyan Rock Festival 貢寮國際海洋音樂祭: Bands on the Beach

People settle in for the Hohaiyan Rock Festival 貢寮國際海洋音樂祭.

People settle in for the Hohaiyan Rock Festival 貢寮國際海洋音樂祭.

Is there a better place for a music festival than on a beach?  It’s hard to beat warm sand, cool waves, fried food, and loud music.  In the year 2000, some brilliant men and women got together and decided to combine all these things into the Hohaiyan Rock Festival (also known as the Hohaiyan Gongliao Rock Festival) 貢寮國際海洋音樂祭, located on Fulong Beach in New Taipei City.  I visited the festival in 2012 and loved it, but couldn’t make it in 2013 because a typhoon delayed part of the festival and I was busy on the new date.  Summer is inching closer, so I will see if I can make it again.  Here are some pictures from my visit.

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Twenty pictures from Kenting National Park: Taiwan’s southern hotspot

A view of the blue sea from Kenting's shore.

A view of the blue sea from Kenting’s shore.

Kenting National Park is the most southern of Taiwan’s national parks.  Located in Pingtung County, it actually encompasses the southern tip of the island and includes several towns, which are tourist attractions themselves.  It would take more than one post to show off everything this beautiful place has to offer, but enjoy twenty photos of my recent trip there.

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