A Glance at Taiwan

March 15 – April 7, 2002
Christened Ihla Formosa or “Beautiful Island” by early Portuguese sailors who marveled at the Island’s beautiful coastlines, Taiwan has amazed people the world over. Offering a unique blend of attractions, Taiwan still retains the beauty of yesteryears.

We have selected nearly 100 winning photographs from “A Glance at Taiwan” photo contest, organized by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and communications, to spotlight the daily spendors of Taiwan.

This exhibition, jointly organized by the Chinese Culture Center, the Tourism Bureau, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, features the natural, architectural, living, and cultural beauties of Taiwan.

Natural Beauty includes photos of well-known destinations such Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, and Alishan; as well as less-known, but equaly scenic sights in Baling at Northern Cross-Island Highway, the Central Cross-Island Highway, and the rocky coastal formation in Little Yehliu, to name a few.





Architectural Beauty highlights the great architectural structures, ranging from magnificent temples, historical sites, abandoned fortresses, and modern bridges.






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Living Beauty catches farmers and fishermen in their multi-faceted lives, capturing them as they dry Daylilies, harvest Caltrops, pick tealeaves, and mend their fishnets.
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Cultural Beauty captures a wide array of colorful folk culture, such as the Dragon Boat Festival, Burning of the Plague God Boat, Grappling with the Hungry Ghosts, Paying Homage to Confucius, and the Harvest Festival of the Aboriginal People.



A Glance at Taiwan