TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to further promote the region’s rich cultural assets, Nantou County Government has devised a special treasure hunt activity for tourists.
Visitors can acquire a treasure map from the Nantou County Cultural Affairs Bureau (CAB), or any of the five sites in which the activity takes place, and collect stamps based on particular facilities or artworks from staff on duty. Once all stamps are in place on the map, an exclusive gift can be redeemed from the CAB.
The activity takes place between five of the country’s main cultural hotspots, namely: the International Sand Sculpture Art Park, the Nantou Cat Bank, Nantou County Culture Park, Lantian Academy, and the Cultural Affairs Bureau itself. Visitors are encouraged to collect stamps as they peruse the sites and learn about Nantou’s rich history.
Nantou (南投縣) was a site of abundant natural resources well-exploited during Taiwan’s Japanese colonial period, and remnants of this part of the island’s history remain throughout the county. The Cat Bank, for example, is a former Japanese tax bureau—the only one still surviving in Taiwan.
Nantou County Government offers a route suggestion for interested parties on its website: Start at the Sand Sculpture Art Park, find the “Adam and Eve” sculpture and ask personnel to stamp it off on the map, before heading on to the site of the CAB.
The activity will run until May 31, but the Bureau welcomes visitors to experience Nantou’s beauty all year round.