Yilan Taiwan Pass
I love Taiwan!
It's a beautiful place.It’s very nice area
It's my favorite.I love Kinmen
I love Kenting. We love Taiwan
Today I want to take you to the Dongshan River in Yilan
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The Taiwan Pass combines dining, lodging, transportation, shopping, and park tickets on one single card. I’m going to use the pass to rent a bike and have a ride around the Dongshan River.
The Dongshan River Water Park in Yilan is Taiwan’s most successful example of a water management project designed to fit in with its surrounding environment.
Is it your first time to come here to Dongshan River?
Yeah, it's our first time to come to Dongshan River. It's a lovely open space. It seems like a good place to have a bike ride and even a picnic too.
Yeah, there are places like this where I'm from in the UK. I had no idea that Taiwan had similar.
If you want to get even closer to the river, you can take a water bus!
One ticket on the water bus costs 75 NT dollars, which is around two and a half US dollars.
The water buses at the park are powered by solar panels. The motors run quiet and don’t give off pollution. It only takes a few minutes to get to our destination, the National Center for Traditional Arts, and those who want to take pictures will definitely want to keep their cameras handy.
The National Center for Traditional Arts is a good place to get to know Taiwanese popular culture, and it’s also a place that no visitor to Yilan should miss. The museum across 24 hectares of grounds. Those who want to take their time can decide to spend a bit more time here.
Some of Taiwan’s best known old streets have been recreated here as if they were back in their prime. The streets have even been used as scenery in some movies.
Coming here, it feels like you’ve stepped back in time. Besides snacks and games, there are also all kinds of DIY crafts classes for visitors to experience some old time charm.
You can make your own cotton candy to eat!
You can also make your own umbrella.
It’s easy to lose track of time in these DIY classes. But even if you haven’t looked at the activity schedule, the sounds of excitement coming from outside will keep you from missing out on something else interesting.
Every month, the National Center for Traditional Arts invites a different arts group to be performers-in-residence. The Taoist god of culture and literature stars in this month’s act, which shows off some of Taiwan’s traditional culture and religion through a temple procession and festival welcoming the god.
Many say that Yilan is northern Taiwan’s new backyard. If you have the chance, you should definitely come and see this charming place for yourself!