2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition is another reason to visit one of Taiwan’s best cities

TAICHUNG, June 30, 2018 --  Taichung, which was named Taiwan’s most liveable city by CNN in 2016, will host the Taichung World Flora Exposition, where it will present its cultural, industrial, and sustainable development from November 2018 until April 2019.

With a theme of “Rediscover Greenery, Nature and People,” Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) of Taichung City aims for the Taichung World Flora Exposition to highlight modern Taichung’s three major characteristics.

As the second largest city in Taiwan, Taichung has in recent years conducted several projects such as improving the river and renovating the old city. The government aims to introduce international visitors a brand new friendly city through the upcoming flora exposition, which will feature three values:

Greenery

Taichung has established an Agricultural Development Fund to encourage the younger generation to engage in the agricultural industry and bring new technologies to agricultural production while promoting tourism to farming villages. The Flora Expo’s Waipu Park Area, for example, is being transformed into an international agricultural and creative park. In the future, the new park will become a recurring international floral marketing platform, hosting the 2020 Orchid Conference.

Nature

The Gaomei Wetlands, which occupy 300 hectares of Taichung’s Qingshui District, is home to many species including 135 kinds of birds and 30 kinds of crabs. The Taichung City Government has divided the wetlands into 3 zones in order to preserve the wetlands’ ecosystem.

People

Rainbow Village, which is a short 10-minute drive from Taichung High Speed Rail Station was listed as one of the world’s top destinations by Lonely Planet last year. It is a veteran community-turned art village in southern Taichung. The community was originally due to be demolished but in the end was preserved when resident Huang Yung-fu started to paint all kinds of characters and animals on the village’s walls and grounds, turning the community into tourist attraction it is today.

The 2018 Taichung Flora Exposition is just one more reason to visit the great city of Taichung. find out more at 2018FloraExpo.TW/en

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