An east coast bamboo raft tournament was held recently at the headquarters of the East Coast National Scenic Area Administration near Chengkung (成功) Town, Taitung (台東) County.
The 2008 Turtle Island Whale Trip (TIWT) was launched last Sunday at Wushih Harbor of Yilan County.
When heading east to spend a little leisure time in Hualien County (or anywhere in Eastern Taiwan, for that matter), most of us instinctively turn towards Taroko Gorge.
In line with summer vacation, a series of activities are being held in Hualien (花蓮) and Taitung(台東) counties during July and August, many of which are related to aboriginal culture.
The newly completed Yuchang (玉長) Highway in eastern Taiwan has not only benefited the region's transportation system, but also brought a great help to the tourism industry in Hualien (花蓮) and Taitung (台東).
For anyone who comes to Taiwan to learn about local traditional folk arts, the National Center for Traditional Arts (NCTA,國立傳統藝術中心) is a must-see. Almost all of Taiwan's traditional folk arts can be found at the center.