Taiwan’s island county of Penghu to host kite festival

Penghu archipelago known for both cultural and natural attractions

Penghu to host international kite festival 

Penghu to host international kite festival  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kite enthusiasts are invited to take part in the Penghu International Kite Festival 2020 between Sept. 7 and 13 at Longmen Beach.

The event will boast a variety of kites that feature marine life, while eco-conscious kites made of ocean waste will also take center stage. The first of its kind on the outlying islands, the festival seeks to take advantage of what used to be an obstacle for Penghu’s winter tourism — wind.

A tourist magnet for its historic sites, beaches, seafood, and windsurfing sports, Penghu will see more than 100 contestants demonstrate their kite-flying skills at the event. Contestants from France, New Zealand, Germany, Finland, and elsewhere will be unable to attend the fest because of the coronavirus pandemic, said the county’s Tourism Department.

The week-long event will feature kite exhibitions and hands-on activities ideal for family recreation. The festival will reach a climax Sept. 12-13, when major competitions are held, along with wind-powered installations and acrobatic and 3D kite flying.

(Penghu County Government Tourism Department photo)