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AIT chief on family tour to Tainan, sampling local culture

AIT chief on family tour to Tainan, sampling local culture

Kin Moy, the director of American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT's) Taipei Office, visited Tainan on Monday with his wife Kathy Chen, and three daughters on a holiday.

The family, accompanied by Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te, took a boat trip touring the scenic Sicao Mangrove Green Tunnel in an old canal at Taijiang National Park.

Moy said he was interested in visiting popular tourist destinations in the city, known to be full of culture and history, and couldn't wait to try popular local delicacies of milk fish and savory rice pudding (Wa Gui).

Tainan's climate is nice and the city has many ancient structures, the American diplomat said, promising to encourage more people to visit Tainan to see the sights.

The ancient capital of Taiwan, Tainan is situated on the southwestern coastal plains of the island. In 1661, Ming loyalist Cheng Cheng-kung drove the Dutch from Taiwan and established his administration in Tainan.

Lai said his city would never disappoint Moy, who picked Tainan among many Taiwanese cities as the destination for his family tour.

Moy had asked for recommendations for travel spots in Taiwan on the AIT's Facebook page, drawing responses from online users, including several local government leaders from Lai, to Yilan County Magistrate Lin Tsung-hsien, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu, Lienchiang County Magistrate Liu Tseng-ying, and Chiayi County Magistrate Chang Hwa-kuan . (By Yang Sz-ruei and Elizabeth Hsu)

Updated : 2021-09-20 12:14 GMT+08:00