Charming New Changhua
Changhua is an old city with a rich culture that is a wellspring for prodigious people, is a gathering place for talents, and boasts a long history. There are numerous stories to be told contained within its mountains, sea, and fields. Whether through historical relics, natural scenery, community building, or culture and tourism, visitors can feel the simplicity, warmth, vitality, and innovativeness of Changhua.
Changhua is home to the natural scenery of the Dadu River estuary and the highest-quality coastal wetlands in all of Taiwan. Footprints of Taiwan—Changhua County introduces the historical development and pulse of Changhua from the perspectives of its natural scenery, historical relics, ancestral halls, community building, religious faiths, culture, and the tourism industry. Our 20 specially selected touristic routes will lead the reader through a comprehensive view of Changhua in just a short period of time.
I was previously Director of the Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau and am currently Director of the Bureau of Education. In recent years, Changhua County has actively pushed educational innovation, cultural cultivation, community building, and the establishment of 10 major museums. The integration of regional cultural spaces, industries, scenery, and education as well as the improvement of Changhua County’s overall hard and soft power is there for all to see. Besides meandering through the major veins and arteries of Changhua’s history through the pictures and descriptions provided in Footprints of Taiwan—Changhua County, readers can also visit the scenic spots detailed in the book themselves, where they can experience Charming New Changhua firsthand and sample a cultural feast of traditional arts and crafts, historical relics, ancient halls, festivals, and folk customs, seizing the beauty of the changing face of Changhua County.
◎ Dadu River Estuary Scenery
◎ Changhua's Coastal Wetland Scenery
◎ Characteristic Community Building
◎ A Journey Through Northern Changhua's Industries
◎ Changhua's Old City
◎ Lugang:The Story of a Little City
◎ Ancestral Temples and Local Residences
◎ Southern Changhua's Old Blocks
◎ The Course of the Luo River
◎ Changhua County Mazu Pilgrimage