Social Program & Tours

Welcome Reception

The Grand Hotel, 12F - Grand Ballroom
19:00 pm, Monday, 18 October 2010


Grand Formosa Regent Taipei, 3F - Ballroom
19:00 pm, Thursday, 21 October 2010

All registered participants and accompanying persons are cordially invited to these two social events above.

Extra ticket(s) for the Welcome Reception or Banquet can be purchased as you are registering through the on-line registration. 

  • Welcome Reception (19:00, Monday, 18 October 2010): TWD 1,000 (per person)

  • Banquet (19:00, Thursday, 21 October 2010): TWD 1,000 (per person)

Conference Tours (Optional)

We offer a choice of tours for the Wednesday (20 October 2010) afternoon. Please make your choice during the on-line registration. The cost of the tours is indicated and will be added to your registration fee.

Tour 1: Folk Arts Tour
Fee: TWD 1,100 (Non-refundable)
Itinerary:Sanhsia Tsu Shih Temple → Old Street in Sanhsia→ Pottery Street in Yingko

Sanhsia Tsu Shih Temple
Sanhsia, about 22 KM southwest to Taipei, is a bustling town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings at least a century old. The main attraction is the Tsushin (Divine Ancestor) Temple, built in honor of Sung Dynasty loyalist, Cheng Chao-ying. The temple is known for its intricately carved stone and bronze columns and statues, carved stone lions, camphor wood carvings, and exquisite bronze bas-reliefs.

Yingko - Pottery’s Heaven
Yingko, Taiwan’s pottery center, produces hand-painted replica of vases in Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and Ching dynasty (1644-1911). Its narrow streets are lined with shops and selling everything from earthenware tea sets to delicate statues.

Tour 2: Chiufen Village & Northeast Coast Tour
Fee: TWD 1,100 (Non-refundable)
Itinerary:Chiufen Village → Chinkuashih Village (Pass by) → the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area (Pitou Cape, Nanya Rock Formations, Bay of Two Colors)

Chiufen Village

ChiuFen was a center of gold mining in Taiwan . It is on a hill with a narrow walkway/street lined with various shops and restaurants. They have special merchandise for sale which you don't find everywhere. The village was the location of an old movie, and the street will give you a glimpse into the lifestyle of an old village.

The Northeast Coast National Scenic Area
The Northeast coast National Scenic Area is located in the northeast corner of Taiwan. The scenic area is noted for its numerous capes and bays backed by green mountains.

Tour 3: Northern Coast Tour
Fee: TWD 1,000 (Non-refundable)
Itinerary:Keelung City → Keelung Harbor → Buddha Monastery (Chung Cheng Park) → Yehliu Geopark → Queen’s Head

Keelung, a 40-minute drive northeast of Taipei, is one of Taiwan’s international seaports and transportation hubs. On the Chung Cheng Park, you can view the huge statue of the Goddess of Mercy and also a panoramic view of Keelung Harbor.

Yehliu Geopark
Yehliu is a cape on the north coast of Taiwan in the town of Wanli between Taipei and Keelung. You may see many amazing shapes which created by erosion and other natural forces. A number of rock formations have been given imaginative names based on their shapes. The most well-known is the "The Queen's Head", an iconic image in Taiwan and an unofficial emblem for the town of Wanli. Other formations include "The Fairy Shoe", "The Bee Hive", "The Ginger Rocks" and "The Sea Candles."

Tour 4: Wulai Aboriginal Village Tour
Fee: TWD 1,300 (Non-refundable)
Itinerary:Push-car ride → Wulai Waterfall → Aborigine folk dance → Swallow Lake (Pass by) → Chieftain Statue.

Wulai is a famous mountain village in northern Taiwan and is located in water reservation area. Residents are most aboriginal people (Atayal Tribe). Beautiful scenery is formed by the high mountains and running rivers. The famous Wulai Waterfall is about 80 meters high. It is magnificent like a white silk cloth coming down from the sky.

Accompanying Person Tours

Tour 1
The National Center for Traditional Arts (in Yilan)
Date: Tuesday, 19 October, Afternoon
Fee: Free

The National Center for Traditional Arts is located in Yilan. It features a Confucius Shrine, a performance hall, a craft workshop, a fold customs street, a hotel, and a restaurant. The Center protects and promotes traditional folk arts of Taiwan.

Tour 2
National Palace Museum (in Taipei)
Date: Thursday, 21 October, Afternoon
Fee: Free

The National Palace Museum is an art museum in Taipei, Taiwan. It has a permanent collection of over 600,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest in the world.