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Dapeng Bay in southern Taiwan a hub for sailing tourism

Dapeng Bay Marine Festival offers sailing, seafood, music performances, and more

2022 Dapeng Bay Marine Festival opens. 

2022 Dapeng Bay Marine Festival opens.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County on the southern tip of Taiwan boasts unlocked potential for nautical tourism and plenty of attractions for those seeking fun from sailing and yachting.

At a promotional event on Saturday (April 9) for the 2022 Dapeng Bay Marine Festival, Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) invited vacationers to experience some marine recreation at the event, per CNA.

Wang noted the Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area has a plethora of natural resources such as beaches, lagoons, and wetlands, with 70% of its tourism potential untapped. The corridor spanning Dapeng Bay, Kenting and the coral island of Little Liuqiu forms a connection with Kaohsiung, Tainan, and outlying Penghu to emerge as a regional hub of nautical tourism.

Taking place between April 8-17, the festival features sailing competitions, yacht activities, culinary delights, micro-travel and outdoor fairs, as well as cultural performances and exhibitions. Regattas take center stage during the day before music gigs and cinema liven up the night.