For people who were born after the 1970s in Taiwan, they never got to experience lifestyle and entrainment habits much like their elders. Taiwanese opera performances and traditional folk arts are basically unheard of, which makes them difficult to relate to. So in order to preserve and pass on techniques and arts inherited from their Taiwanese ancestors, the government began to push for an establishment of an arts center for local arts during the 1990s. After six years in the making, the National Center for Traditional Arts was officially opened to the public in year 2002. The art center covers an area of 24 hectares and is located above the Tungshan River and the Chinghsiu Park. The center’s aim is to gather the diverse cultural activities of Taiwan into a single complex. The concept was then to establish the center as an actual living community that provided a close look into local culture and folk arts.
Whether you are a visitor of the Yilan County or are just interested to know about Taiwan’s traditional arts, a day at the National [Read more…]