Spring trip in Taijiang
The Spring Festival is coming. Are you going anywhere to enjoy a warm winter, spring sunlight, warmth and comfort?
The Taijiang Academy, is located at the Taijiang Administrative & Visitor Centers of the Taijiang National Park Headquarters in Sicao. It is a stilt house. The Visitor Center has not been completed yet but the outdoor space is available for visit. Its special architecture style has attracted numerous visitors. To welcome the Chinese New Year, the Taijiang National Park Headquarters has started to offer various services during the Spring Festival from February 1 (closed on the Chinese New Year’s Eve). We hope that people can visit the Taijiang Academy for an intellectual spring tour.
The location of the Taijiang Academy used to be a fish farm wetlands. At the beginning of the architectural design process, we decided to build the Taijiang Academy as a stilt house. The reason is to avoid damaging the wetlands habitat and conserve the landscape. We expect that the Taijiang Academy can serve people and other creatures here. Besides, the Taijiang Academy has been awarded the Diamond-rated Green Building Label, thanks to its various designs, including ecology, energy saving, waste reduction and health. To tell people more about the architectural terms and ideals of the Taijiang Academy, we offer the guided tour of the Taijiang Academy on green building every day at 10:00, 11:00, 14:30 and 15:30. Visitors can sign up for the guided tour on site for free. Let’s enjoy the misty water and waterweed together, and discover the beauty of the green building.
In addition, the “Behind the Mist: Taijiang National Park” exhibition is held from December 28, 2018 to February 10, 2019, every day from 9:00 to 17:00 at the Special Exhibition Room on the second floor of the Visitor Center. Painters integrated traditional and contemporary Chinese brush painting. They use brushes to paint the beauty of Taijiang National Park on the canvas with an all-out effort. The artistic conception of the works is almost realistic but hazy at the same time. The thoughts of the painters are stacked on the canvas by dribs and drabs and depict the profound affection of this land. The Headquarters offers guided tours for the “Behind the Mist: Taijiang National Park” exhibition during the Spring Festival every day at 11:30 and 16:00. Art is inspired by nature, but artists must convert the beauty of nature themselves in their mind. We hope that these artworks can touch people's heart and people can admire the observations and thoughts of the painters on Taijiang together.
To help people learn about the Taijiang National Park, the Headquarters authorized the Taiwan Public Television Service to make “Fertile Fields, Fruitful Seas”, an introduction film. The film was made by shooting in various angles of views. Numerous photography skills were used, including the aerial shot, underwater shot, memo motion photography and macro photography. From the wetlands to the ocean and skyline, the HD film unfolds the beauty of the Taijiang National Park. With the beautiful image and splendid content, the film won the Gold Remi Award of the World Fest Houston Film Festival in the Ecology/Environment/Conservation category and the Gold Award from the ART&TUR - International Tourism Film Festival in the Environment and Ecology category. This film is the best prologue for people to learn about the Taijiang National Park. The film will be screened in the Screening Room on the first floor of the Tourist Center every day during the Spring Festival at 10:30, 11:30, 14:00 and 15:00.
During the Spring Festival, the Taijiang National Park Headquarters offers all kinds of services in the Taijiang Academy. In addition, the Office will assign more staff to the Black-faced Spoonbill Watching Pavilion and the Liukong Visitor Center, which have been offering relevant tourist services. Therefore, we can provide better service.
We would like to remind you that the services above will not be offered on the Chinese New Year's Eve. The Taijiang Academy is on the wetlands. Since the academy has been opened, some visitors were too focused on photo-shooting or check-in to Facebook that their mobile phones or belongings fell into the water. The Headquarters would like to remind everyone to be careful and do not take dangerous actions such as climbing over the rails. In addition, access roads to all recreation areas and scenic spots in the Taijiang National Park will be filled with cars during the Spring Festival. The Anping Harbor National Historical Park nearby is also a popular scenic spot during the Spring Festival, expecting lots of tourists. To ensure smooth traffic flow during the Spring Festival, the Seventh Division, The Seventh Special Police Corps, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior and the Tainan City Police Department, will clear traffic at certain sections and implement parking lot traffic control. Tourists must follow the traffic police. It is suggested to check on traffic information beforehand or use public transport.
The Year of the Pig is coming. The Taijiang National Park Headquarters welcomes everyone to the Taijiang Academy for a warm winter, spring sunlight, warmth and comfort.