Taipei showcases lantern festival in Russia

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At the OTDYKH LEISURE 2019 being held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow from September 10 to 12, Taipei City has made the Taipei Lantern Festival the theme for its pavilion.

This is Taipei City’s first year of participating in this trade fair and the Taipei Lantern Festival has been chosen as the theme to attract the attention of local tourism industry enterprises. Complementing a cultural-creative experience featuring the hand-painting of decorative lanterns, visiting industry professionals are being invited to sample such specially prepared iconic Taipei treasures as Wenshan Baozhong tea, pineapple cakes, and nougat candy. This has made the Taipei exhibit area extremely popular.

To help members of the Russian public get to know Taipei better, the Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei city government has carefully planned an experience activity featuring the hand-painting of the city’s iconic cultural-creative festival lanterns, providing handmade lanterns crafted by a century-old shop in the history-rich Dadaocheng community for DIY painting by visitors.

In Euromonitor International rankings, Taipei was declared the 17th most popular city in the world for 2018.

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