“Meet Colors! Taiwan” Features Taiwan Bay Tourism Outer Islands At The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

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Visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau booth at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for Bay Tourism Info; try the new Bay Tourism buzzer game for special souvenirs and more!

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest family book festival on the West Coast of the U.S.; the event will be held at the University of Southern California campus over the weekend of April 21-22. This year, the Tourism Bureau, M.O.T.C. Republic of China is promoting the “2018 - Year of Bay Tourism” theme at booth 885. Event goers will get to learn about Taiwan’s colorful and rich coastal geography, ecological landscape and the local culture tourism resources through a fun and interactive “Meet Color” art & craft booth activity.

“Taiwan is a mountainous island with abundant marine resources; there are over 200 mountains above 7,000 feet. With the Tropic of Cancer across Taiwan’s East and West coasts, Taiwan is endowed with diverse landscapes, climates, and aboriginal species. The bureau selected Guishan Island (Turtle Island), Green Island, Orchid Island, Xiaoliuqiu, Qimei, Gyoo Island (Xiyu), Jibei Island, Lesser Kinmen (Lieyu), Beigan, and Dongju Island as the ten most charming islands to be featured. Trip itineraries that showcase the fun of ‘Main Island x Outer Islands’ will double up the traveling pleasure for visitors: Penghu’s Twin Hearts Stone Weir, the handmade indigenous boats of Orchid Island, the battlefield heritage site in Kinmen, the exemplary conservation effort of green reef turtles of Xiaoliuqiu, the rare saltwater hot springs on Green Island, and the ‘Blue Tears’ at Matsu Islands, will complement the cultural activities and natural sceneries on the main island,” says Mr. Brad Shih, the Director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles office.

The Bureau specially designed a creative art & craft activity where participants get to make their own “Meet Color” limited edition, mini sand bottle key chains to engage with the beauty of Taiwan’s outer islands. There are five colors of sand to choose from and each represents a different specialty of each island: blue for the famous “Blue Tears” at Matsu Islands; orange for the evening glow of Gyoo Island (Xiyu); white for the indigenous boats of Orchid Island; purple for the refreshing cactus sorbet in Penghu, and green for the green reef turtles of Xiaoliuqiu. Event goers can use their imagination and create their own souvenirs and bring home a token of Taiwan’s impressive island charm.

There is also a new Bay Tourism buzzer game at the Taiwan booth for everyone to challenge different levels and receive a limited edition Oh!Bear inflatable paddle. The Bureau partnered up with Lao Toa - a popular Taiwanese street food restaurant in Los Angeles - to promote Taiwan’s culinary delights with four $20 vouchers for lucky draw prize winners. Visitors will also get to preview the “Formosa Moon,” an upcoming Taiwan travel book by the famous Lonely Planet Taiwan guidebook writer, Joshua Samuel Brown, and be fascinated by Taiwan through his lenses.

There is no admission at this event. Join us for an engaging, intellectual, and fun weekend! Please log on to the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/TourTaiwan for the most updated Taiwan tourism info and events!

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