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Plenty of places to go to enjoy long break

People have a barbecue in Dachia riverside park yesterday to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival. This year is the first time the Taipei City Government...

People have a barbecue in Dachia riverside park yesterday to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival. This year is the first time the Taipei City Government...

What are the choices other than holding barbecue parties to celebrate the five-day holiday for the Moon Festival?
For those who are in search of a way to enjoy a tranquil night underneath the moonlight, Yangmingshan National Park and Maokong of Mucha offer the best atmospheres for couples and friends to talk while gazing at the bright moon high up in the sky.
Danshui and Bali, which are located in northern Taipei, are suitable for people who like to experience the vibrant beating of the sea. People are advised to take the ferry to get the best view of the moon.
As for those who are in the mood to watch performances, Sun Yet-sen Memorial Hall is expected to hold a traditional Chinese music concert to celebrate the festival. There will be a music concert this evening in DaDaoCheng, providing attendees the chance to reminisce while listening to old Taiwanese and western songs.
Moreover, on Double Ten Day, fireworks will be set off along the riverside of the Danshui River, and Red Play House will present a show on the national holiday.
Taipei 101 and Miramar shopping malls are great choices for those who put shopping high on their lists of holiday activities.
Meanwhile, doctors have some tips for barbecue-goers to enjoy the festival in a healthy way. Taipei Medical University Dietician Lee Chin-jung says to spread some lemon juice on barbecued food to help prevent it from producing poisonous substances.
Lee said the vitamin C in lemons is good for one's health, and she recommends using lemon juice instead of barbecue sauce when having barbecues.
But the essential element of the Moon Festival is reuniting with family and friends, trying tasty moon cakes and pomelos, and to gazing at the moon at it's biggest and brightest of the year. The weather bureau predicts the optimum time to see the moon at it's largest will be at 10 p.m. tonight.


Updated : 2021-05-18 15:32 GMT+08:00