Photos courtesy of www.go2taiwan.net
ANGELES ― With lush-green mountains towering over 13,000 feet and a
sub-tropical climate weather, Taiwan offers a variety of incredible natural
resources. Recently named by Lonely Planet
as one of the “Top 10 Best Countries to Visit in 2012,” the island is
progressively transforming itself into a “Nature Wonderland” for international
travelers to enjoy. In March, Taiwan will host two popular green events ― the
International Orchid Show in Tainan from March 3 to 12, and Yilan Green
Exposition in Yilan from March 31 through May 20 ― to demonstrate its
commitment to eco-tourism.
“Taiwan’s mission to provide green
sustainable living has been recognized by our international peers,” said Trust
Lin, director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles. “Our island is considered a
‘green trendsetter’ because of our continuous effort to develop impactful
events focusing on green living. To us, this style of living is the only way to
preserve Taiwan’s natural treasures, and a healthy sustainable environment for
our people and travelers.”
The Taiwan International Orchid Show
in Tainan from March 3 – 12 has been considered the most popular
horticultural event for the past 10 years because the county has consistently
produced 40 percent of all orchids grown in Taiwan. Tainan’s rich botanical
resources for cultivating orchids has secured the island as the world’s largest
orchid exporter, and recognized by orchid collectors worldwide as the “Orchid
Kingdom.” And with an expected attendance of more than 3,000 international
floral exporters and buyers at the show, the “Orchid Kingdom” plans to unveil
its newly developed breeds ― Phalaenopsis and Oncidium (Dancing Lady Orchid) ―
for the world to admire.
In continuation of its commitment to
green living, the island is hosting the 13th annual Yilan Green Expo
from March 31 through May 20. Lasting two months, the popular expo plans to
incorporate the “organic” concept into three key exhibit areas: garden, food/lifestyle
In the garden area, visitors will
learn the importance of how and which of the Five Chinese natural elements ― metal, wood, water, fire and earth ― define their personality. Then, the fun will
begin when they let their defined personalities guide them to experience and
enjoy a variety of food, music and gardening throughout the expo.
For the interactive visitors, the food/lifestyle
area will provide demonstrations on how to save food during the cooking
process. In addition, visitors can roll-up their sleeves to learn how to grow
an organic family garden through recycling kitchen waste.
As for visitors interested in
learning about how the traditional Taiwanese farmers lived, enjoyed and
maintained a true healthy sustainable green lifestyle, the farm area will
include a traditional farmstead mansion, a terraced field and a rice paddy field specifically designed and
built for the expo to educate local and international visitors on the various
aspects of farm life.
more information on Taiwan International Orchid Show, visit: http://www.tios.com.tw/2012/en/show01.php
information on traveling to Taiwan, visit: www.go2taiwan.net.